We are delighted to welcome Laura, Alistair and Tom to the team.
Laura Finlay, Business Development Manager, Energy Utilisation in Buildings
Laura Finlay is the ETP's Business Development Manager for Energy Utilisation in Buildings. For the last 8 years Laura has been working in a range of offshore renewable energy roles including coordination of offshore testing of the performance of tidal turbines, to the the project management of a large international consortium developing design tools for ocean energy arrays. Laura is currently working with SMEs and academics to facilitate collaboration through the Knowledge Exchange Network in order to stimulate market demand in low carbon technologies across Scotland.
Alistair McCay, Business Development Manager, Heat Energy.
Finally heat energy is getting the attention it deserves; Alistair's really looking forward to working towards decarbonising Scotland’s biggest energy demand. He's based at the University of Glasgow but will be taking every opportunity to see all the good work across Scotland. Previously he was in a research role (University of Glasgow again), where he worked on appraising Scotland’s deep geothermal resources. It has been very interesting to see the transition from this time, when surprise was expressed that research was focussed on direct-heat rather than power, to now when heat is firmly in place as a national priority. He studied Civil Engineer at Strathclyde, going on to do a PhD studying fluid flow through natural fractures in shale.
Tom Bent, Business Development, Energy Utilisation in Buildings
Tom Bent is a wholesale energy market expert, working as an independent consultant for a variety of clients including the ETP. Tom will work alongside Laura Finlay in the Energy Use in Buildings theme, providing business development support. Prior to becoming a consultant Tom worked as a trader and manager in the energy markets for 18 years, most recently as SSE’s Director of Trading and Operations. Tom is passionate about supporting the evolution of energy markets towards a more efficient and lower carbon future, and helping commercialise bright ideas. When not working, Tom loves cycling through Scotland’s wonderful countryside.