Our Team

James Owen FRSA, Director

James holds a degree and MSc in environmental science, policy and technology. His career is in large-scale renewable energy and currently he is Project Director for JBM Solar Projects and Director of the Reformia. consultancy. Previous roles have included commercial director of Public Power Solutions and director of the Clean-Tech consultancy. James has joined SCE to put communities at the heart of the new energy paradigm.

Tom Burnett, Consultant and Director

Thomas was a founder and former director of Nadder Community Energy before helping to set up SCE. He founded Wessex Energy Solutions in 2012. Previously Tom spent 10 years with Shell working in a range of renewable energy disciplines. He has a Masters Degree in Engineering and Business Studies from Manchester University, and 15 years of energy industry experience. Wessex Energy Solutions has been involved in numerous start-ups and has raised more than £11 million of equity either through banking or community routes.

Caroline Lanyon, Director

Caroline has lived in Salisbury for over forty years. She holds a degree in Fine Art from Brighton Art College and is a well-established freelance costume-maker, now retired.

Caroline has taken a leading role in successful campaigns, for example, against Cruise missiles in the 1980s. She has also led various social, arts and political campaigns in Salisbury including Save Our Arts Centre, Save The Odeon, Save Ashley Green, Save the Market Place Trees, and in peace campaigning to ban nuclear weapons.

Her focus now is to pass on her skills and experience by running courses in Salisbury. She has taught at the National Portrait Gallery, Bournemouth and Poole University, and in Norway and Denmark.

Caroline has always been interested in renewable energy, and when she and her husband moved house, they put up Solar PV and solar thermal panels. She regards SCE, a co-operative community energy group, as a vehicle to achieve a large-scale shift to renewables.