The Board

 

Jamie Graham (Chair)

Jamie is a local community resident with 25 years’ experience in climate change policy and technology.  Having previously developed a local private hydro scheme Jamie took the lead for the community during the project development stage.

Dave Arcari

Dave Arcari is a full time touring musician, singer/songwriter-time songwriter and touring musician based on in Balmaha. He is a former journalist , PR consultant & corporate communications specialist with experience across many business and leisure sectors.

Samantha Baird

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Joel Milner

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Roger Walls

Roger grew up in the parish of Buchanan and has recently moved back to the area. He is a retired Subsea Engineer from the oil and gas industry having lived and worked in Aberdeen, west Africa and Texas.

Jim Lee

Jim is currently the Development Manager in Scotland for Energy4All Limited. He is a director of several community energy co-ops including the Edinburgh Community Solar Co-operative, five hydro co-ops and two co-ops in the on-shore wind sector. Since 2013, he has been directly involved in eleven community energy share offers raising over £12 million pounds. He has worked with communities all over Scotland helping them source the capital required for renewable energy generation and enjoy the community benefit available from these investments.

Jim has been active in the Co-operative Movement and the third sector for many years. He is Chair of the Thistle Credit Union. He has worked for Community Links South Lanarkshire, establishing food co-ops and the Scottish Fairtrade Forum where he supported the development of Fairtrade Towns. He was active in the democratic structures of the Co-operative Group for over 25 years.

Julie Brown

Julie is a health researcher based in Milton of Buchanan. Joining the board in 2023, Julie is interested in the widespread environmental benefits of renewable energy, as well as the local merits of the hydro scheme's community benefit fund.