I have a PhD in chemistry and am now retired, having worked for Glaxo in Ulverston as a chemist in development and latterly participating in the implementation of projects that had come to fruition. Much of my time in retirement is spent in environmental work. My wife and I are the honorary managers of a nature reserve and I help other local environmental groups in work projects. I am interested in wind power and its contribution to supplement current sources of electricity.
Annette Heslop (Secretary)
Accounting Technician, with many years experience and specialising in computerised accounts. Annette is also a full time Energy4All employee and director. She runs the (growing) Energy4All office in Barrow and is responsible for maintaining the members’ register, filing the annual return and producing the year end accounts ready for audit. Annette also deals with visitors to the Harlock Hill and Haverigg II wind farms.
Plant ecologist formerly with the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology Merlewood Research Station, with extensive experience in coastal and upland habitats in the UK. In the 1980s he was part of a team carrying out research for ETSU on the yield and distribution of biomass from vegetation as an energy crop. Richard is a founder member of Baywind and also the Chairman of the Baywind Energy Conservation Trust.
I currently live and work in Lancaster as a musician and Adult Education Tutor. My interest in the co-operative movement stems from having been a member of Single Step Co-op Lancaster. As part of a team who collectively ran a small wholefood and book shop I was involved in the planning, decision making and day to day running of the business.
I am a former technologist, having spent a career developing computer systems for leading financial corporations. However, in 2008, I decided to retire from full time employment and spend more time pursuing those things I feel more strongly about.
Having been a Baywind member, I took the opportunity to become a director and got involved in the repowering of Harlock Hill, also joining the board of High Winds to help bridge between the two societies. I live in the Yorkshire Dales, enjoy hill walking and nature photography and climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in 2013 for charity, with generous support from the board and members of Baywind.
After a career spent in education, culminating in 20 years as principal of a large and exceptionally diverse further education college in Lancashire, I retired to Cumbria. I have, therefore, strong links to the Northwest. The college was, I believe, the first in England to adopt a range of explicitly green policies. As Principal I took the leading role in activities such as campaigning (in which I also had a national role), and fundraising, and I have extensive experience of objective-setting and performance measurement. In my private life I have concentrated on ethical investments, avoiding big companies which pollute and deplete natural resources. I therefore strongly support the development of wind power.
John Ashton C.B.E.
I am a public health consultant with a longstanding interest in sustainability ,the environment and social justice. I have been involved with the cooperative movement for many years. Living between the western dales and Liverpool , I have an extensive knowledge of the north west region having been the regional director of public health for 13 years and director of public health for Cumbria from 2007-2013. I hold shares in Baywind and the Rainepower Hydro project.
I am a Chemical Engineer, living in Cumbria. I have had a lifelong interest in renewable and alternative energy. When Baywind started I was living in the Midlands, I invested and followed from a distance. When I moved to Cumbria in 1998 I became more involved with Baywind, attending some AGM’s. I have been a member nominated trustee of a pension fund so in addition to my engineering background I also bring experience of working on a board for the interests of members and maintaining good governance. In July 2015 I was co-opted onto the board and formally elected at the 2016 AGM.