The OREF Board can consist of up to 12 members, who are elected by OREF’s members at the AGM, normally held in the spring. All members who are based in Orkney are welcome to stand for election and to vote at the AGM. The 2016 Board, as elected during May’s AGM, are as follows:

Chair: Gareth Davies (Aquatera)

Vice-chair: Position Vacant

Treasurer: Jim Chalmers (Orkney College UHI)

Board Members

  • Mark Hull (Community Energy Scotland)
  • Cliff Bichan (Swanbister Farm)
  • Ian Johnstone (Aquatera)
  • Neil Kermode (EMEC)
  • Jonathan Porterfield (Eco-Cars)
  • Geoff Sellers (GS Consulting and Services)
  • Sandy Kerr (ICIT – Heriot Watt)
  • Adele Lidderdale (OIC, Hydrogen Project Officer)
  • Janice Annal
  • Jeremy Patterson


Board Meetings are held monthly, and any members wishing to attend a board meeting in order to discuss or gain insight into a specific issue should contact us. Minutes of Board Meetings are also available on request.