Meet the team

The STA is overseen by a Board of Directors and decisions are made on a one member, one vote basis.

The Board is supported by the STA team and a number of Working Groups which each focus on key areas such as rooftop PV, solar thermal, policy, public relations, new build and the grid.

Find out more about the team here. If you’’d like to get in touch with any member of the team, visit Contact Us.

The STA Executive


  • Paul Barwell
    CEO

  • Leonie Green
    Header of External Affairs

  • Cameron Carswell
    Policy Manager

  • Isabella O’Dowd
    Policy Analyst

  • Ashley Soucy
    Membership and Communications Administrator
  • Communications and Public Affairs Officer (We’re hiring)
  • Policy Analyst (We’re hiring)

The STA Board

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    Jonathan Selwyn (Chair)
    Director at Solar Consulting Ltd
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    Seb Barry
    Head of Public Affairs of Solar Century
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    Ian Draisey
    Managing Director of BayWa r.e Solar Systems Ltd
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    Gareth Williams
    Managing Director at Caplor Group
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    Kathy McVeigh
    Director at CoolSky Ltd
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    Paul Hutchens
    Director at Eco2 Solar

  • Richard Jenkins
    Director at Ecolution Renewables

  • John Forster
    Chairman, Forster Group

  • Jonathan Bates
    Director of Photon Energy

  • Giles Clarke
    EO at Primrose Solar

  • Richard Rushin
    UK Sales Manager at Trina Solar

  • Stuart Elmes
    Founder and CEO of Viridian Solar

  • Ramin Dilmaghanian
    Commercial Director at Yingli Green Energy International AG