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Meet the Team

British Gas Energy Trust is an independent Charitable Trust. The governance and development of the Trust is overseen by a group of unpaid Trustees drawn from across the UK. The Trustees meet on a quarterly basis.

Helen Charlton

Position: Chair

Helen has over 20 years’ experience working in the utilities sector in consumer advocacy.

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Albert Chong

Position: Vice Chair

Albert is passionate about making a meaningful and lasting impact on our society.

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Sheila Wheeler

Position: Treasurer

Sheila has spent much of her career to date in the public and not for profit sectors. She is a qualified CIPFA accountant and has worked in local government.

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Laurie Lee

Position: Trustee

Laurie is the Chief Executive of CARE International UK, one of the world’s oldest and largest humanitarian and poverty charities.

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William Gillis

Position: Trustee

William was Managing Director of Warm Zones community interest company (WZcic) until his retirement in March 2018.

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Karen McArthur

Position: Trustee

Karen had leadership roles in Corporate Responsibility/Sustainability for global companies including Vodafone and Thomson Reuters.

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Colin Trend

Position: Trustee

Colin has established two not-for-profit money advice centres in Plymouth, one of which he still project manages.

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Jessica Taplin

Position: Chief Executive Officer

As British Gas Energy Trust’s first full time CEO, Jessica brings with her significant sector leadership

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