Meet the Warm Wales Team
Jonathan Cosson MSc BSc DEA DEC
Projects Director Jonathan started with Warm Wales in September 2015 and has 15 years’ experience of working in energy and carbon management within both the private and third sectors. He has worked at a senior management level and has extensive project development and management experience within the energy efficiency and renewable energy fields. Jonathan has designed, secured funding and managed the delivery of a multitude of energy reduction projects from a variety of sources including European Structural Funds (ERDF & RDP) The Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC), Big Lottery Fund and private sector funding. Jonathan is a qualified Domestic Energy Assessor and Display Energy Certificate assessor and has worked with a large number of Local Authorities and RSL’s. Jonathan also has experience of managing projects for large companies within heavy industry and manufacturing environments across the UK in order to reduce their utilities costs.
Lindsay Murray BSc Prince2
Project Manager Lindsay joined Warm Wales in February 2018 taking the role of Project Manager. Having worked in Local Government in partnership with the third and private sector, she has over a decade’s experience of securing funding and managing the delivery of a variety of projects aimed at supporting families and young people. Lindsay has also managed corporate authority projects securing £1.3m energy funding to create significant sustainable financial savings and improve energy efficiency within the community, all with the aim of having a positive impact on Government energy/CO2 reduction targets. Lindsay has also provided training and development and led consultation processes within the community. As Project Manager for Warm Wales, Lindsay’s core responsibility is to achieve successful project delivery.
Project Officer Patreia works on the administration of the Warm Wales gas and heating grant scheme on behalf of our private sector clients, whilst also providing a customer service and office administration resource. Having spent more than a decade at Warm Wales, Patreia has developed a comprehensive knowledge of our services and customer base, to accompany the wide-ranging office management and administration skills which she brought to the business. Patreia has qualifications in Energy Awareness, Customer Services and Business Management.
Project Officer Wayne is responsible for the administration of our gas and heating grant schemes and enjoys a reputation for providing a fast and efficient customer service. As well as communicating directly with customers, Wayne also proved a liaison point for our private and public sector partners. Wayne joined Warm Wales in April 2011 as a permanent employee having completed a six-month employment training scheme. His role is core to the administrative success of the different projects we run and his background in building and construction has been vital to his understanding of the projects and deliverables. Wayne’s qualifications include: City & Guilds Energy Awareness Level 3, HNC Building Studies, and certificates in CAD and ECDL.
Community Energy Champion Corey is working in the Community to help hard to reach vulnerable fuel poor households, and provide no obligation doorstep energy and benefits referral advice. His role is to check eligibility to the Priority Service Register and arrange referrals for debt cases and whole house energy appraisals. Corey has extensive experience of working with people in the Community and has a keen ethos to help people and improve lives. Corey joined Warm Wales in July 2017 and came from a background of community care and community engagement. Corey’s qualifications include a level 3 Diploma in Public Services, City & Guilds Level 3 in Energy Awareness, Benefit Introductions and has also completed an Energy Champion training and an energy academy course.
Community Energy Champion Katrina is working in the community to help identify hard to reach vulnerable fuel poor households, and provide no obligation doorstep energy and benefits referral advice. Katrina will also check eligibility for inclusion on the Priority Service Register and arrange referrals for debt cases and whole house energy appraisals. Katrina has extensive experience of working with people in the community and a keen ethos to help people and improve lives. Katrina joined Warm Wales in July 2017 and came from a background of community care and housing. Katrina’s qualifications include NVQ 3 in housing, NVQ 2 in Health and Social Care, and City & Guilds Energy Awareness Level 3.
Project Manager, Warm & Safe Homes Joanna is a qualified Environmental Health Practitioner with an MSC from Birmingham University, and is now the Project Manager of Healthy Homes Healthy People, the North Wales delivery arm of our Community Energy Champion programme. With the aim of tackling fuel poverty, reducing avoidable health inequality and improving health and wellbeing of residents, Joanna will be delivering the programme by bringing together a group of the willing. In 2012/2013 Joanna was awarded a Heat Hero by fuel poverty charity National Energy Action (NEA)and in 2013 presented at the California Environmental Health Association Annual symposium as the successful candidate from the North West region.
Finance Manager Claire joined the organisation in May 2016 as Finance Manager, preparing management accounts, forecasts and project costings for the Executive Team and Board. Her role is to ensure the Board and management team have solid financial information on which to base business decisions and to ensure financial viability for the business going forward. Claire has a post-graduate diploma in Business Management, CIMA and AAT qualifications and is vastly experienced with over 20 years of experience in the not for profit and charitable sectors.
Office & Admin Assistant Leigh provides vital support to the project team ensuring that appropriate processes and systems are followed; work undertaken includes data management and checking of customer paperwork. An experienced administrator, Leigh joined the team in March 2015 after working for 16 years with Town & Country Hotels as their Group Administrator. Leigh’s qualifications include City & Guilds Energy Awareness Level 3.
Marketing & Communications Jon is responsible for building customer engagement through Warm Wales’ digital channels including the company websites and social media accounts. He also writes and designs company literature and manages our brand. Jon joined the team in the summer of 2017 after spending 21 years in the marketing industry. Previous roles have included Marketing Manager for the Welsh Government, National Library of Wales and the City and Council of Swansea as well as 5 years as a Marketing Director for a Swansea based group of companies.