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.
Helen Melone, Policy and Research Officer
Helen is our Policy and Research Officer. She researches fuel poverty and energy efficiency issues and contributes to a number of publications, such as the UK Fuel Poverty Monitor(with NEA) and the Fuel Rights Handbook (for CPAG). She is responsible for writing the Members’ Policy Update which is sent out to our members weekly. She also assists in writing consultation responses and produces reports, analysis and briefings for EAS. She’s been working for the organisation for 6 years and previously was a Chartered educational librarian working in schools and education resource centres and taught research skills to lots of children in North Lanarkshire. Helen recently completed an MRes at Glasgow Caledonian University, for which she was awarded a distinction for her research on gender and fuel poverty.
In her free time Helen is a keen hillwalker and is working her way through Scotland’s 282 Munros; she is over halfway. She also manages a hillwalking and rock climbing Meetup group. She is passionate about environmental issues and is Secretary and Trustee on the Board of South Seeds, a local environmental charity in the southside of Glasgow. One thing that few know about Helen is that she loves techno music.
Carol Millar, Finance Officer
Carol manages EAS’s finances and accounts. She is also Health & Safety Officer.
Scott Restick, Technical and Training Manager
Scott provides consultancy services related to domestic energy efficiency and in particular to housing stock audits. He delivers technical training to housing and energy professionals in Scotland. Scott also contributes to EAS policy views on building energy performance.
Training and Projects Officer Siobhan Samson
Siobhan is working primarily on developing links with communities as part of EAS’s delivery of the Smart Energy GB in Communities programme. The programme is part of Smart Energy GB’s consumer engagement campaign. Siobhan also delivers various training courses throughout the year.
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.