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
An English Literature and Film Studies graduate, Martin Semple worked initially as a Further Education Lecturer and Television Researcher until the lure of IT led to a very different direction within the world of Process Management Software and Data Analysis. He subsequently developed a successful career as an award-winning Business Intelligence Developer for global blue-chip companies, whilst still maintaining his original passion for film-making with the production of various short films for musicians, public figures and arts organisations.
A relatively recent resident of Arrochar, Martin is determined to involve himself productively within the community and has been enormously inspired by the local Hydro-Electric scheme, serving not only as a shareholder but also as the producer of a highly-regarded promotional film on the completed project, in addition to voluntary work on operational monitoring and basic maintenance of the scheme.
David McCowan – Biography to follow