Mutual Energy - Members
Mutual Energy has a governance model which is unique in the energy industry. Mutual Energy's mutual status means it does not have any shareholders. Members have been appointed to represent the stakeholders and fulfill many of the roles of shareholders in other companies, although they do not have any financial interest in the company or receive any remuneration.
There are thirty members who were appointed by the board on the recommendation of the Membership Selections Committee.
View the membership policy for more information.
Independent Member Profiles (A-Z)
Mark has been the Operations Director of George Best Belfast City Airport since 2004. He is a Board Member of East Belfast Partnership and is a member of CBI NI Council.
Ashley Boreland has been employed in the public sector for over thirty years, twenty-four of which have been with Ards Borough Council where he has held the post of Chief Executive since 2004. He currently serves on the Executive Committees of the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives (being Chair in 2011) and is Chair of ALACE the Association of Local Authority Chief Executives. He is Chair of the Local Government Training Group, is a member of the Local Government Staff Commission and is a Professional Advisor to NILGA (The Northern Ireland Local Government Association). Ashley has an LLB from the University of London, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and is a Justice of the Peace.
David Brown has an MA in International Marketing and is currently the Commercial and Services Director at NITHCo/ Translink. Formerly David held the positions of Sales & Marketing Director at Airtricity, Business Development Director at Yates TR (NI) Ltd, Managing Director at Simentra Group, Commercial Director at AnswerCall Direct and Head of Group Enterprise at BTNI. David is a Board member of Crimestoppers NI and a Trustee of Simply Serving Ministries a charity that provides humanitiarain support to Eastern Europe.
John is a Chartered Director and studied a BA Tech Electrical & Electronic Engineering with further studies in Cert Applied Economics, Dip Management Studies, Dip Marketing, MBA, MA in Human Resource Management, and Certified Dip in Accounting and Finance, as well as an Executive Leadership Certificate from Cornell University. John presently heads up a US Fortune 500 company in Northern Ireland. He previously served as UK Director of Teletech also a Fortune 500 company, Chief Executive of Dungannon & South Tyrone Borough Council, Commercial Services Director in Translink, Group Business Development and Improvement Director at Lamont Holdings PLC, and a variety of positions in British Telecom. John was previously a Board Member of the Central Services Agency, and was a Board member of the Sports Council for Northern Ireland and a lay magistrate.
Bill is the Managing Director of Fusion Heating Ltd, a specialist mechanical and electrical maintenance provider for the social housing sector within NI. Bill is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Management.
John is currently an external investigator for a major financial institution and a leading risk management company. Prior to this John was a programme manager managing the delivery of European Regional Development Funding. John also worked as a consultant providing specialist forensic and advisory support to a leading consultancy firm in Ireland. John has also delivered bespoke training on topics such as fraud risk management, corruption, whistle blowing and investigative risk management. John is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.
Seamus has an M.Eng in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Queens and an MBA from the Ulster Business School, Jordanstown. He is a Chartered Engineer and is currently Power & Utilities Manager for the Invista site at Maydown, Derry. He is CBI Large User Representative and has held various Energy and Electrical engineering positions within both Invista and DuPont.
Malcolm holds an MSc in supply chain management and business development from the University of Ulster, an Advanced Diploma in Management Practice from UUJ and a Diploma in agriculture. Malcolm is currently Business Development Director with Carillion Energy Services, the energy division of Carillion Plc. Prior to the Carillion appointment Malcolm was Managing Director and founder shareholder of theoneswitch Ltd. Previous to that he was CEO of Rural Support. He was also MD LB Meats from 1997-2002. He is currently a business mentor for the Princes Trust.
Andy is a registered architect and domestic energy specialist, with a BSc in Applied Science from Queen's University Belfast. He has worked as an energy consultant, advising on policies to provide affordable energy services for local householders, and has advised the General Consumer Council and housing associations on cost effective refurbishment and renewable energy systems. He has also worked in product development and training.
Nicholas is currently a mechanical engineer within the engineering support team at AES Kilroot where he was recently involved in the planning, construction and commissioning of a new gas turbine installation. Nicholas is a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
Colm has a MSc Social Policy Planning & Admin, FCIPD. He recently retired as Chief Executive of Larne Borough Council, and was formerly General Manager ORTUS and worked at the Northern Ireland Housing Executive from 1973 to 1998 latterly as assistant director (Corporate Services).
Brendan qualified in London as a Chartered Accountant. Currently a Financial Controller with Glen Water Limited (a joint venture between Laing O’Rourke and Veolia Water), much of his recent career has involved change management. He is currently a board member of SHAC Housing Assocation Limited and is a member of the Audit Committee of Down District Council.
Gordon has a DSc (Honoris Causa) and is a Fellow of the Institute of Civil Engineers, Fellow of Engineers Ireland, Fellow of the Institute of Highways and Transportation and Fellow of the Irish Academy of Engineering. He is retired and was formerly Senior Partner at Kirk McClure & Morton but is at present director of several property companies.
Allister Murphy is semi-retired and works part-time as a consultant, having previously worked for Hays IT, NIGEN and NIE. He has recently completed a course in Solar & Alternate Energy at Belfast Metropolitan College.
Niall has an ACMA and is Managing Director, SCA Packaging Ireland. He was Finance Manager with BE Aerospace 1989-1997.
Robert is a retired dairy farmer and is extensively involved with the local Rural Development Strategy Partnership and the Ulster Farmers Union and has a keen interest in the development of renewable energy.
Georges has a Master of Science (Paris University) and an MBA. He is Managing Director at Thermomax. He was formerly MD at Montupet (UK) Ltd and has had various senior executive roles in large global organisations.
Noel Williams was formerly the Head of the Energy Saving Trust (EST) in Northern Ireland (NI) for seven years, where his remit was to maximise the effectiveness of EST's programmes and oversee its strategy in NI. He sought to address the damaging effects of climate change, reducing NI’s greenhouse gas emissions and tackle fuel poverty. He continues to maintain relationships with key NI partners such as Government Departments, NI Power (formerly NIE Energy), Phoenix Natural Gas, Firmus Energy, NI Housing Executive, Housing Associations, the Oil Industry, NI Local Authorities and other stakeholders through the NI Fuel Poverty Forum. He is currently the Head of Operations for the Alliance Party East Antrim Constituency.
John is an independent advisor on sustainable development and Visiting Research Associate at the School of Law at Queen’s University Belfast. He is currently organiser of the Schumacher Ireland Summer School and project leader of the Northern Ireland Green New Deal Group. John has an MSc in Social and Public Policy and a background in both business and the voluntary sector, most recently as NI director of Friends of the Earth. In 2008 he was named by the Independent on Sunday as one of the UK's top 100 environmentalists. John is also a Lay Magistrate.