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Jamie has a 1st class degree in Renewable Energy from the University of Exeter and spent the last five years working as the lead designer for SunGift Energy in Exeter. He has worked on a wide range of projects from small domestic installations through to large commercial Solar PV, Ground Source Heat Pumps and Biomass projects. He recently left SunGift to set up an independent energy consultancy aimed at helping people get a better understanding of their energy consumption and how it can be reduced through energy efficiency measures and renewable energy technologies.
He is excited to be involved with Teign Energy Communities, and hopes to use his experience to help increase the accessibility of renewable energy in the local community and to further the educational benefits that come with empowering individuals.
Fuad has degrees in engineering from Leeds and Sheffield, and gained Chartered Engineer status. He has extensive project and management skills and worked for twenty-five years in the international telecommunications industry, occupying positions as project director, senior consultant and chief engineer. Since retirement he has enthusiastically promoted sustainable energy projects and the Transition Towns movement.
After graduating he worked for many years at Bicton College as a senior lecturer across many subjects including business management and accounts.
He later emigrated with his family to New Zealand where he worked for one of the larger institutes in a number of roles including programmes and contracts management, and then degree programmes development.
Now back in the UK he’s engaged in the day-to-day management of the family farm, and has supported local sustainable energy use as the Finance Director of a local Community Interest Company.
Tony Cook lives in Christow and is retired. He started the Exeter Flying Post, Red Pepper magazine and the writing website ABCtales.com in his career. He also worked as a journalist for BBC South West, Radio Trent, Leicester Sound, IRN and News on Sunday. He hosted his own daily sports show on LBC and spent 15 years as a documentary maker with his own production company, Praxis Films. Notable films include the award winning Secret History: Bloody Sunday and the Secret Lives of Marie Stopes and Billy Butlin as well as many editions of Dispatches and Cutting Edge for Channel 4.
He is an experienced communicator and is now Chair of the Christow Community Land Trust, on the board of the Teign Valley History Group and Greener Teign. He stood as the Labour candidate for Tiverton constituency in 1979 and has been active in community and political events all his life.