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Meet the team

Tim Lunel

Project Manager for Cosy Homes Oxfordshire

Tim is an experienced project manager. He was Chief Executive of The National Energy Foundation 2005-2012, and is Chair of the Microgeneration Certification Scheme – so he was been working in the home energy sphere for much of his career, during which time the technologies to improve the fabric of buildings and low carbon technologies have improved significantly, and the UK has made progress in decarbonising the grid.

Tim is Treasurer of Hook Norton Community Land Trust and has led the project to get planning permission for 12 new-build PassivHaus homes. He is Company Secretary of Hook Norton Low Carbon Limited – a low carbon community group which was awarded the status of Energy Neutral Village in 2014 in the ACE Awards (Academy of Champions for Energy), one of Europe’s most high-profile events that recognises achievements in renewable and sustainable community energy.

See Tim’s full profile on LinkedIn

Russell Smith

Russell Smith

Founder of RetrofitWorks and Parity Projects, and Cosy Homes Oxfordshire project partner

Russell is a chartered civil engineer with years of experience of retrofit, and is the founder of both Parity Projects (leading exponents of retrofit expertise for larger scale approaches) and RetrofitWorks.

He has run a number of large scale retrofit programmes – most recently the £4.5m Warmer Homes programme on behalf of the Mayor of London, and is involved in a 250 heat pump roll-out for OVO energy. As MD of Parity Projects he has worked with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority to build a model of their 1.5m homes, and a national retrofit model to support plans for a National Retrofit Programme for the Construction Leadership Council.

Widely recognised as an industry expert, Russell is a regular speaker at conferences and contributor for industry publications.  Take a look at the RetrofitWorks LinkedIn posts for links to his latest interviews, articles and podcasts.

See Russell’s full profile on LinkedIn

Geordie Stewart

Cosy Homes Oxfordshire Scheme Manager (RetrofitWorks)

A skilled construction and project manager with over 25 years of international experience, Geordie is passionate about sustainable and energy-efficient solutions in the built environment. He is a trained Retrofit Coordinator and manages the Cosy Homes Oxfordshire team based in Charlbury, Oxfordshire.

Geordie gained a distinction in his MSc in Architecture and Advanced Environmental and Energy Studies at the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) and the University of East London.

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Arantxa Mathias

Client Support Coordinator (RetrofitWorks)

Arantxa is the key point of contact for new customers and existing customers up to the point of retrofit work starting on your home. She will be coordinating and guiding you through the process and supporting any queries you may have.

An experienced administrator, Arantxa has previously worked in customer services for the hospitality, design and Innovation sectors. She is based in our Charlbury office and is enjoying supporting the team and developing her knowledge of retrofit.

Michael Huth

Membership Development Manager (RetrofitWorks)

Michael is responsible for building up and supporting our membership network of trusted contractors, installers and architects to provide a quality whole house retrofit service.

He has extensive understanding of the built environment, the use of sustainable materials and renewable energy systems and is passionate about helping companies create a healthy low energy and low carbon building envelope, reducing the risk of unintended consequences.  

See Michael’s full profile on LinkedIn

Cathy Ryan

Community Engagement Manager (Low Carbon Hub)

Cathy is Community Engagement Manager for the Low Carbon Hub and supports our Cosy Homes Community Advocate Groups through attending events and holding regular meetings.

Having previously worked with a theatre company exploring the effects of homelessness on the lives of young people, Cathy has developed a lasting interest in housing. She is Chair of Hook Norton Community Land Trust, which is developing a community-led housing project of affordable, sustainable homes.

Tabitha Whiting

Marketing & Communications Manager (Low Carbon Hub)

Tabitha Whiting is Marketing and Communications Manager for the Low Carbon Hub, leading on two of their ‘powering down’ energy efficiency programmes: Cosy Homes Oxfordshire and Energy Solutions Oxfordshire.

She graduated with a First Class degree in English Language and Literature from Oxford University in 2015. A continued interest in communication led her to a career in marketing – initially in education before moving into the environmental sector.

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