The Team

The Team

Find out more about the Low Carbon Dorset team.

Antony Littlechild

Low Carbon Dorset Programme Manager

Antony started his working life as an engineering apprentice with the Ministry of Defence, receiving a degree in Electronic Systems Engineering at Essex University in 1990.

In 1996 Antony transferred to the environmental sector, and has since held a range of roles in Resource Efficiency, Environmental Systems Management, Sustainability, Home Energy Conservation and Contaminated land.

Antony has spent the last 15 years working in Corporate Sustainability and Carbon Management roles in Dorset County Council.

Dr Erik Blakeley

Energy Efficiency Technical Officer

Erik has university degrees in Metallurgy, Archaeology and Renewable Energy Systems Engineering, as well as a teaching qualification (PGCE).

He joined the Low Carbon Dorset team from Severn Wye Energy Agency, where he worked on a similar Energy Efficiency programme called Target 2020.

Erik has spent several years working in museums across the country, including the National Coal Mining Museum and Tank Museum.

Derek Moss

Renewable Energy Technical Officer

Originally an astrophysicist, Derek made a shift in 2008 to focus on helping the environment. Since then he has worked as a PassivHaus designer, Code for Sustainable Homes Assessor, Renewable Energy Consultant, and he is co-founder of Dorset Community Energy.

His 4 years spent building anaerobic digesters makes him our handy go-to-guy for all things AD (and his wormhole fascination makes for some interesting conversations)!

Sarah Harris

Finance Officer

Sarah has had a wide spanning career at Dorset County Council, and the past twenty five years has seen her work in a variety of roles from switchboard operator, to project support for Procurement and Capital Property projects.

In 2011 Sarah graduated from the Yeovil College University Centre, with an Association of Accounting Technicians qualification.

Sarah joins the team from the South Dorset Ridgeway Partnership, where she worked as a Project Grant and Support Officer.

Ian Rees

AONB Countryside Officer

Ian’s background lies in practical river restoration and habitat enhancement. More recently he has worked on developing partnerships, and seeking funding with the aim of delivering positive environmental outcomes.

Ian’s current role covers countryside management. This includes woodland management which will play a large part in the project’s aim to build the biomass infrastructure in Dorset.

Katie Dawes

Communications & Engagement Officer

Katie studied Communications and Media at Bournemouth University. After graduating she went on to build her career in the renewables sector, working as an international marketer in the private sector for 5 years.

In 2017 Katie returned to Dorset and joined Dorset County Council as a project based communications officer.

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