AMCE has three volunteer directors, and one part time project officer, who all have considerable experience and background in renewable energy and energy efficiency, sustainability and local organisations.
Kit England is a project manager at the Scottish and Northern Irish Forum for Environmental Research. He supports organisations to prepare Glasgow and the Clyde Valley for a changing climate. Before this he worked for Newcastle City Council for seven years, where he advised politicians and senior officers on Newcastle’s sustainability and climate change issues, and developed large-scale renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.
Kit has lived in Nenthead for 8 years, with his wife and two children. His other passion is music, playing a range of styles from heavy metal to brass.
With over twenty years working in the renewable energy sector, Sandra Painter is a very experienced, bilingual environmental planning manager. Her experience ranges from management and coordination of multi-disciplinary teams through to project management and delivery. She has undertaken numerous Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) which have included managing consultation processes of consultees and the public. Projects have included on and offshore wind energy, small scale hydro, Anaerobic Digestion and solar PV. Sandra is driven by making a positive change to our environment.
Before moving to Alston Moor in 2003, Tim worked as an I.T. Systems Manager for a major Building Society, and as a Project Manager with the Ministry of Defence. More recently he was the business manager at North Pennines Heritage Trust at Nenthead Mines. Now supposedly semi-retired, he juggles three part-time jobs as well as being involved in a number of local charities and is a member of the Parish Council. He has also done his bit for the environment by making bio-diesel from waste cooking oil to run his cars.