Key People in the Company

Simon Bilsborough – Director

Simon Bilsborough has lived in Abergavenny since 2006. He works as an economist within the public sector, with a focus on environmental policy. He is a member of Abergavenny Transition Town and a Trustee and Board member of Homemakers Community Recycling.

Mary Ann Brocklesby – Director

Mary Ann is a founding director of Abergavenny CIC. She has been involved in community renewable energy projects for over 15 years and is currently chair of the trustees of Awel Aman Tawe, a renewable energy social enterprise organisation in South Wales.

She works in International development as a human rights and gender specialist mainly in Asia and Africa. When she is not travelling, she is at home with her daughter: swimming, singing, cooking.

Paul Clifford – Director

Paul has lived in Abergavenny for more than 15 years. He is an active member of the local Friends of the Earth group and is a founder member of Abergavenny Transition Town.

He works as a mediator in international conflict resolution in conflict-torn areas of the world. When not working abroad, he enjoys the peace and tranquillity of walking in the local hills and mountains.

Alan Clouth – Director

Alan Clouth is a founding director of Abergavenny Energy CIC. He has lived in Abergavenny for more than 30 years.

Alan is retired having worked as a teacher, social worker and manager in local government. He likes to play guitar, sing, dance and climb. He supports the local VSO group having worked as a volunteer in Rwanda.

Freddy Edmonds – Director

I have just retired as a primary school teacher, having taught for 38 years and during that time having taught abroad and also taken 12 years out to bring up my own family. I am active in the local community with singing, walking, yoga, cooking projects, the Food Festival, Transition Town, Incredible Edibles, Community Canteen, and further afield, with Dance Camp Wales and Earthsong.

I joined the Energy Group because I believe the production of alternative forms of energy is one of the areas we can readily work in as individuals to make a real difference in our communities. I believe it is really important to be involved with this now, when we are faced with increased costs and decreasing availability of fuel. I can offer my enthusiasm, time and previous experience as treasurer, to the group.

Andrew Green – Director

Andrew is a founding director of Abergavenny Energy CIC. With three young children at home Andrew is very much a family man. However he does find time for, eating out, cycling, photography, local events, running with his dogs and school PTA meetings. He is a local co-ordinator for Neighbourhood Watch.

Steve Harris – Director

Steven is an Architect who has been working with zero energy buildings for over 15 years. Steven and his wife Catherine Roberts have built their own zero energy house in Abergavenny, which was shortlisted for the 2013 National Eisteddfod Gold Medal for Architecture. He is an occasional blogger for amongst others, the Energy Saving Trust, primarily on the coming of smart home and community energy technologies and the implications these will have for the future national energy landscape.

As well as Architecture, Steven is the Director of the energy consultancy Steven Harris Ltd., the Technical and Policy Director of the smart metering and monitoring company Energence Ltd. He also sits on the Zero Carbon Hub.  Previously Steven has been the Technical Lead for the Energy Saving Cooperative, Head of Low Carbon Technologies for the Energy Saving Trust, and a Senior Lecturer in Environment and Energy at the University of East London.