Tom Brenan

Executive Director

Tom is a public interest environmental and planning lawyer, with broad experience advising communities and organisations including the Environmental Law Foundation and the National Trust. In addition, he has spent time as a consultant specialising in research, writing, editorial and strategic project work within the environmental sector.

Tom has also studied and practices permaculture and biodynamic horticulture and served as a director of the Biodynamic Land Trust, a Community Benefit Society set up to secure land for biodynamic farming, gardening and food growing in the long term. He was previously on the Steering Committee of Wild Law UK, an organisation seeking to establish a more Earth-centred approach to law and governance.

Tom joined WinACC in July 2017.

Alison Skillen

WinACC Climate Action Officer

Currently completing the final module of a BSc (Hons) Environmental management and technology degree, Open University

Previously Alison was a Senior Design Engineer for Arqiva, after starting out through a network operations training program for AT&T.  She went onto to specialise in Cisco IP network design and build including the current UK DAB radio network and the telemetry network for the current Digital Terrestrial TV platform. After having children she became very interested in sustainability in design, primarily through several house renovation projects.

She has been working for WinACC for over 2 years on community engagement programmes, sustainability within business and has a particular interest in renewable energy and technical innovation.

Jeremy Carter

Jeremy is an experienced Operations Manager with experience in the Charity and Retail sectors. Joining WInACC in 2015, he also works for another Winchester-based charity, has a strong interest in Social Justice and works with the vulnerable in society. When not working he can be found walking up hills or jumping in to the sea.

Jeremy is responsible for Finance, Office and Events and sits on the Fundraising Group.

Contact him here.

Caroline Tollyfield

Climate Action Support Officer

Caroline has been lock-keeper on the River Thames, has sailed 36,000 miles and has a degree in Economics and International Relations. She has had a few desk jobs over the years but prefers to be outdoors. When she is not working at WinACC, trying to save the planet, she is working on creative photography projects.

Andy Smale

Independent Energy Consultant

Andy Smale is an independent energy consultant working with WinACC.  A born-and-bred Wintonian, he trained as a physicist at the University of Sheffield, before moving into the world of IT.  Andy worked with Hampshire County Council IT Services for 13 years in technical and management roles, supporting its financial systems and the corporate IT platform.  As interest in sustainability grew within the organisation, Andy incorporated energy efficiency into his role, eventually helping the council win two national awards for its achievements in reducing organisational energy consumption through the use of technology.

In 2010, Andy was made redundant and set up Expert Energy, an independent consultancy business advising individuals and organisations on energy efficiency, energy conservation and renewable energy.  His first major project was for WinACC, developing and delivering the government-funded LEAF home energy survey project in 2011, then supporting the Green Deal promotion in 2013.  More recently, Andy worked with WinACC, Winchester City Council and Citizen’s Advice Winchester District to deliver a project tackling fuel poverty across the district.

Over the years, Andy has worked with a large spectrum of clients, ranging from tenants and homeowners right up to large organisations like the NHS, Interserve and most of the major housebuilders.  When he’s not working, Andy indulges in photography and cycling around the local lanes on one of his five bikes.

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