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At the 26th June 2017 meeting of the IECBS Board, and following on from Mairead Mackechnie’s and Jenni Minto’s announcement at the AGM that they would be stepping down as Chair and Treasurer respectively,  the Board now comprises the following:

  • Scott Currie – Chair
  • Isabel Coughlin – Secretary
  • Tony Archibald
  • Scott Currie
  • Ken McLean
  • John Trawber

Co-opted to the Board on 26th June 2017:

  • Dr Christine McPhie

Appointed to the Board by IET:

  • George Dean
  • Richard Jagger
  • Glen Roberts

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At the June 2016 meeting of the IECBS Board, and following on from Isabel Coughlin’s decision, announced at the AGM, to step down as Chair,  the Board now comprises the following

  • Mairead Mackechnie – Chair
  • Isabel Coughlin – Secretary
  • Jenni Minto – Treasurer
  • Tony Archibald
  • Scott Currie
  • Ken McLean
  • John Trawber

Appointed to the Board by IET:

  • George Dean
  • Richard Jagger
  • Glen Roberts

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Following the resignation of the founding Members at the first IECBS Annual General Meeting held on 13th May 2014, the following members were elected to the Board:

  • Isabel Coughlin – Chair
  • Scott Currie – Treasurer
  • Donald Euan Darroch
  • Mairead Mackechnie
  • Ken McLean
  • Margaret Rozga
  • John Trawber

Appointed to the Board by IET:

  • George Dean
  • Jenni Minto – Secretary
  • Malcolm Ogilvie

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The Founder Members of IECBS will act as Directors until the first annual general meeting (AGM), which is expected to be held shortly after the closure of the share offer. Thereafter, the Directors will retire by rotation and elections will be held at each AGM. The Board will comprise up to 10 Directors, of whom one-third will be appointed by IET, and up to 7 elected by IECBS members, with the ability to co-opt a further 2 Directors. The Directors, who will not be paid, will oversee the long term strategic management of IECBS, and there will be opportunities at each AGM for all shareholders to discuss future plans and developments.

The Founder Members of IECBS are:

Mrs Lindy MacLellan

Lindy MacLellan has worked for IET since 2009.  She was initially responsible for delivery of the Carbon Savings Project, which helped to deliver the Home Insulation Scheme on Islay, and is currently Project Officer on the Islay Community Wind Turbine Project. Lindy’s previous work experience has included roles with Scottish Natural Heritage, Islay Community Access Group and Islay Natural History Trust.

Mr Ken Maclean

Ken McLean lives on Islay and works for NHS Highland. He has a degree in accountancy and has worked as financial controller for several companies, including more than a decade of experience managing a wholefood bakery cooperative; he was an active member of the Scottish Wholefood Collective. He is a keen supporter of community ownership and control of green energy production utilising local natural resources. Ken has been a member of IET since its inception and was IET’s Treasurer for a period.

Ms Jenni Minto

Jenni Minto moved to Islay two years ago.  After she qualified as a Chartered Accountant, she worked for BBC Scotland for 18 years in a variety of management roles supporting programme makers in the budgeting and management of productions.  She became the Business Executive, responsible for ensuring the efficient and effective management of Radio Scotland, Gaelic, Learning and the BBC SSO.   Jenni is the treasurer for Islay Energy Trust and works part-time in the Museum of Islay Life.

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