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Energy, Renewables and Fuel Poverty Exchange
The Studio

Event Finished


Thu, 23 May from
09:45 to 16:30 (BST)


The Studio
67 Hope Street, Glasgow, G2 6AE



About the Exchange

Thank you to all those who attended the Energy, Renewables and Fuel Poverty Exchange,  presentations are now available to download. 

This one day event focussed on two major developments that will have a significant impact  for housing associations and their tenants – a new Fuel Poverty bill and the imminent launch of EESSH2.



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Energy, Renewables and Fuel Poverty Exchange at The Studio

67 Hope Street, Glasgow, G2 6AE


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Ross Armstrong

Ross Armstrong is Managing Director of Warmworks Scotland, with end-to-end responsibility for the Warmworks business, whose aim is to deliver the £224m Warmer Homes Scotland contract on behalf of the Scottish Government over the next seven years. 

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Ross has worked in the energy efficiency arena for more than a decade in a variety of operational, corporate and strategic leadership roles, with a diverse range of experience having worked with a range of local and central Government customers, as well as private sector organisations and domestic customers in delivering more than £2bn of contract revenue.

Ross graduated from Durham University in 2003 with an MA in Modern History. He is personally committed to tackling fuel poverty and promoting social justice, and has worked as a campaigner on many issues in a personal capacity.

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Elizabeth Leighton

Elizabeth Leighton is an independent consultant, working on housing, fuel poverty, energy efficiency and climate change issues. 

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She is the Director of the Existing Homes Alliance Scotland, a coalition of consumer, anti-poverty, social housing, industry and environment groups calling for action to make Scotland’s homes fit for the 21st century.

She was the policy advisor to the Scottish Fuel Poverty Strategic Working Group (2016-2017), which was tasked with setting out a vision for the eradication of fuel poverty in Scotland.

She chairs the Climate Challenge Fund Grants Panel which provides independent recommendations to ministers on community projects taking action on climate change.

She has worked for various clients including the Sustainable Scotland Network, Scottish Environment LINK, Energy Saving Trust, and WWF Scotland.

Previously, Elizabeth served with the US Foreign Service, with postings in Moscow, Sofia, Edinburgh and Alaska. Elizabeth lives in Highland Perthshire with her husband and two sons.


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Lynsey Gordon
Scotland Excel

Having joined Scotland Excel in 2012 as a graduate trainee, Lynsey Gordon is now the Category Manager at Scotland Excel, managing the Corporate & Education and the Operational Supplies & Services team, responsible for a contract portfolio exceeding £170m per annum. 

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Lynsey has progressed through various roles and has gained a vast wealth of knowledge and experience in the procurement field.  This has ranged from specialising in the food frameworks to diversifying into education, facilities management and energy efficiency. Lynsey also leads on Scottish Government policy and has been a keynote speaker in Europe on Sustainable Public-School Food Procurement.

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Mark McArthur
Energy Saving Trust

Mark has been working with the Energy Saving Trust since 2007 in a role promoting uptake of energy company energy efficiency obligation funding in Scotland and supporting local authorities and RSLs in accessing energy efficiency funding.

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Prior to this he worked with East Lothian Council, managing insulation and heating installation and servicing programmes and later, development of affordable housing and encouraging sustainable design in new housing within the district.  Prior to this Mark worked with Changeworks, managing a project providing energy advice and technical support to Edinburgh communities and before this worked with energy efficiency businesses in Dundee and Glasgow.

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Mandy Callaghan
Scottish Government

Amanda has worked within the Scottish Government for 18 years with extensive experience in policy development and delivery in a variety of policy areas.

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She was appointed Head of Tackling Fuel Poverty Unit in August 2018 and  is overseeing the passage of the Fuel Poverty (Target, Definition and Strategy) Bill through Parliament as well as the development of the Fuel Poverty Strategy and the Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland.

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