David TownsendFOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR
David is a British/American renewable energy entrepreneur based in Edinburgh, Scotland. As a geology graduate, he had no success obtaining a graduate job in either the geothermal or carbon capture and storage industries, but saw a way in by starting a geothermal energy consultancy, TownRock Energy.
Phil TownsendCHIEF ASSOCIATE AND DIRECTOR
Phil worked in the global oil and gas exploration and production business for over 30 years, mostly with one of the oil majors. He has a background in exploration geology and notes wryly that whilst finding hot water was never the intent he has quite a track record of success! Phil held significant leadership roles in the oil and gas industry
Claire MacLeodLEGAL ASSOCIATE AND NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Claire is a lawyer of over 30 years standing. She was a co-founder and legal director of the innovative oil and gas energy services company ADIL for 10 years, until that company was purchased by Schlumberger in 2016. She has always brought a strong commercial
John NaismithRESERVOIR ENGINEERING ASSOCIATE & DIRECTOR
John has over 30 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, ranging from majors like Shell to local Edinburgh operator Melrose, where he held a senior technical management role. In Melrose, he worked with a small core of senior staff and a majority of young graduates who,
Having spent several years working as a civil servant, Victoria embarked on a career change to pursue a developing interest in environmental issues with a focus on renewable energy. Having completed her BSc (Hons) in Earth Science, she went on to complete her MSc in Hydrogeology
Stan JohnstonEngineering Associate
Stan is a Chartered Engineer with 20+ years’ experience designing community renewable energy projects. Stan has been involved in many firsts in Scottish sustainable development:
- First geothermal community energy residential development
Angelique RobbDrilling Associate
Angelique first became interested in geothermal energy when building her own eco-home in Aberdeen. She is an experienced drilling engineer that has worked in the industry for 20+ years for various sizes of companies (Amoco then BP Amoco, Shell, and more recently with AGR)
Steve CuddyPetrophysics Associate
Steve is a highly sought after petrophysicist who has had a long and prosperous career in the oil and gas industry. He has worked extensively for Shlumberger, BP and Baker Hughes and is also director of a small consultancy Petro-Innovations Ltd. His areas of expertise include
Jonathan BellarbyGeothermal Well Design Associate
Jonathan has over 25 years of technical experience with the emphasis on well and completion design – initially associated with oil and gas production. Jonathan also started up his own Renewable Energy company, focussing on groundloop heatpump consulting and installation – ICE Energy.
Richard BatesGeophysics Associate
Richard is an applied geophysicist with a very extensive and wide array of projects in his portfolio. He specialises in the application of high resolution geophysical survey techniques for near surface investigations and the use of geophysics in a multi-disciplinary team approach to environmental problem solving.
Maciej WróblewskiIT Consultant
Maciej has a keen interest in technology and has been expanding his horizons ever since he got his first computer. He has contributed extensively to various online projects in which he was responsible for traffic generation and analysis, website optimization and scaling sales processes.