Board of Directors

Mary Allen

Mary is committed to improving the local environment and this led her to join the campaigning organisation, CPRE The countryside charity. As an active member for ten years, she is currently secretary for both the Northern Lincolnshire Branch and the Yorkshire and Humber Regional Group.

Mary has spent many years in education working as a teacher in several North Lincolnshire primary schools and is currently serving as a governor for a local primary school confederation.

She is delighted to join the North Lincolnshire Community Energy Group and looks forward to the exciting opportunity to contribute to its work.


David Rose

David has worked in education, with 30 years senior leadership experience in secondary and primary schools.  Committed to environmental issues for many years, he has been Chair of Northern Lincolnshire CPRE, the countryside charity since 2010 and is regional chair of CPRE for Yorkshire and the Humber.

A resident of the Isle of Axholme for over 40 years, David was elected as a North Lincolnshire Councillor and joined the Cabinet Team in 2015.  He is currently Cabinet Member for the Environment and Strategic Planning and in that role has developed a ‘Green Futures’ policy for North Lincolnshire, which commits the council to achieving ‘net zero’ by 2030.  He is delighted to have the opportunity of promoting a more sustainable future through the North Lincolnshire Community Energy Scheme.


Holly Mumby Croft

Holly is the Conservative MP for Scunthorpe and its surrounding villages.


Mike Smyth MBE, Chair

Mike is a solicitor who lives in Milford, Surrey.  He is a full-time volunteer on community energy and is the Chair of Energy4All, Wey Valley Solar Schools Energy Co-operative and Springbok Sustainable Wood Heat Co-operative.  He is also a director of M&S Energy Society, Energy Prospects and Energise South.  Previously he was a partner of Lawrence Graham, a major London based firm of Solicitors, for more than 20 years, specialising in corporate and commercial law.  He chaired Friends of the Earth Trust until 2012.


Zach Wishart

Zach has worked as a Project manager with Energy4All since 2020 and primarily works on solar roof projects. Previously he worked on wide ranging environmental projects on the West Coast of Scotland which focused on domestic energy and thermal imaging but included low carbon travel, waste reduction, local food growing and a Hydro scheme which became an Energy4All project in 2021.