Duncan MacLachlan (Chair)
Duncan MacLachlan is a Director and former Chair of Arrochar and Tarbet Community Development Trust. Duncan was formally a curriculum manager at Anniesland College of Further Education in Glasgow. He previously has a career in shipbuilding. As in many rural communities Duncan has had other interests, playing and then coaching youth football teams and also worked in outdoor education as a Part-time activity Instructor and member of Arrochar Mountain Rescue Team for over 25 years, serving as depute team leader and chairperson.
Long term sustainable income from a small Hydro scheme is seen to be the best way of supporting and maintaining future community resources and activities which Duncan is pleased to be associated with as a Director of the Arrochar Community Hydro Society Limited.
Annette Heslop MBE - Finance and Administration Director Energy4All
Annette is the Finance and Administration Director of Energy4All, which she joined in 2002. Annette has also been a director of Baywind since 1999. She is responsible for the professional management and administration of all the Energy4All co-ops. As Finance Director of Energy4All, she leads on financial control, modelling, costing, projections, banking and treasury. In Spring 2018 Annette was awarded an MBE for services to community energy.
Jim Lee - Project Officer - Scotland Energy4All
Jim has been active in the Co-operative Movement for a number of years. He chairs the Co-operative Education Trust Scotland, a body set up by the Co-operative Movement to promote co-operative ideas in the curriculum of Scottish schools and universities. He was also Secretary of Co-operation and Mutuality Scotland Ltd which promoted co-operative and mutual solutions in Scotland working closely with Co-operatives UK. He is a member of the Glasgow and Lanarkshire Area Committee of the Co-operative Group. Professionally, Jim was a teacher.
Annette Heslop is also a Director of Energy4All and acts as Company Secretary of Arrochar CHS and Energy4All. Jim Lee is an employee of Energy4All
David is a resident of Arden, Alexandria and a local business owner. He has 12 years experience as a board member of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, serving on their Audit committee and both their planning and Local review committees.
An accountant by degree he has a commercial background in pensions and investment sales working for some of the UK's largest life insurance companies. For the last 20 years he has a successful track record of start up's in the financial sector and development of tourism accommodation in the local area.
David also serves on the Luss and Arden Community development trust as its chair. Recent projects include the building of a community hydro energy scheme.
David is a keen tennis and golf player and also enjoys fishing and water sports.
Patrick is Assistant CEO of Luss Estates Company, working principally with the Land and Property areas of the business. He has been operationally involved with Luss Estates since 2015, having previously served as a Director of the company for over 10 years. He is involved in a number of community-led roles, including a councillor on the Luss and Arden Community Council, and positions on the Luss and Arden Development Trust and the Luss Highland Games.
Early in his career Patrick lived in Dubai and Singapore, working in Executive Search, and graduated with a degree in American History from Kings College, London. He completed an MBA at Strathclyde University in 2015. He lives in Luss with his wife and two children.