Rules and Directors

Alston Moor Community Energy is a Community Benefit society, registered with the Financial Conduct Authority. You can download the AMCE rules here.

AMCE has four volunteer directors, who all have considerable experience and background in renewable energy and energy efficiency, sustainability and local organisations.

Kit England


Kit England is a project manager at the Scottish and Northern Irish Forum for Environmental Research. He supports organisations to prepare Glasgow City Region 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.



Sandra Painter-Baillie


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.



Tim Haldon


Before moving to Alston Moor in 2003, Tim worked as an I.T. Systems Manager for a major Building Society, and 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 retired, he is involved in a number of local voluntary organisations.  He has also done his bit for the environment by making bio-diesel from waste cooking oil to run his cars.


Maxine Shepherd