The Staff Team
Energy Action Scotland has 9 full-time staff. An outline of their roles and their contact details are given below.
EAS has a Board of Directors who oversee the governance of the charity. Current Board members are listed here.
Barbara Atterson, Development Manager / Deputy CEO
Barbara is Frazer’s deputy. She has a highly successful background in establishing and managing a range of energy efficiency and fuel poverty-related projects. With over 30 years of experience in these fields, she engages effectively with stakeholders at all levels. She has a practical approach to problem solving and the organisational skills required to ensure that deadlines, budgets and objectives are achieved. Barbara serves on the board of ALIenergy, is a member of The Highland Council’s Affordable Warmth Partnership Group and represents EAS on a number of stakeholder groups. She contributes to EAS policy views on consumer issues.
Kate Cunningham, Communications and Public Affairs Manager
Kate is responsible for marketing, PR and publications, edits EAS’s quarterly journal Energy Review, runs the EAS Business Supporters Group and manages EAS conferences and briefing events. She assists the CEO in briefing Scottish politicians of all parties and journalists on fuel poverty.
Christine McArthur, Public Relations, Information and Research Assistant
At EAS, Christine organises events such as our successful annual conference and exhibition, as well as meetings and other events. She provides administrative services to the EAS Board and CEO and to the PR and Information team. She has worked for EAS since 1987 and prior to that, worked for Heatwise Glasgow.
Outside of work, Christine loves to read, likes gardening (apart from cutting the grass which she hates), walking, cooking and having meals with family and friends. She loves holidaying in Scotland and prefers it over any other country, as Scotland has everything. One thing that few people know about Christine is that many years ago she swam for the West of Scotland swim team.
Siobhan Samson, Training and Projects Officer
Siobhan delivers various training courses throughout the year, constructs and delivers bespoke training courses for local authority and housing association staff and maintains the Energy Action Scotland Advisors Toolkit on the EAS website. Siobhan also works on various projects primarily focussing on helping people alleviate fuel poverty.
Frazer Scott, Chief Executive Officer
Frazer leads our team. He is passionate about the social and environmental justice aspects of sustainable development. He has worked for over 20 years at a senior level with large multi-nationals, public bodies, local business, charities, social enterprise and community bodies. He has developed and secured investments of over £150million from public and private sector investors and led successful tenders for high profile international programmes and projects that have made a positive impact on communities across Scotland and overseas. He has managed cutting edge policy and research management across a range of social, economic and environmental topics. He has authored and edited innovative work on employability in a greener economy and wellbeing as a measure of social progress. He is a board member of Aberdeen Heat & Power, our sister organisation National Energy Action and an Out of school charity for families in Stirling. In his spare time he can often be found out on the roads, cycling; or poolside, helping out at swimming competitions.