Jane Martin – Chair of Iona Renewables and Iona Energy Ltd.
Jane Martin grew up in central Scotland and studied geography but moved to Iona fifteen years ago to work in the medieval Abbey and talk about history every day. Now she looks after a variety of historical sites across the west coast and a dispersed team of passionate staff. Outside work, Jane has several community roles and enjoys gardening.
Philip Ruhemann – Secretary of Iona Renewables and Iona Energy Ltd.
Philip Ruhemann comes from an environmental background which includes an MSc in Human Ecology and Resource Management and roles with various environmental organisations such as Friends of the Earth Scotland and the Scottish Environmental Education Council.
Philip carried out the Scottish Island Federation funded Iona Energy Audit in 2016 which quantified the heavy use of carbon based fuels on the island and the associated costs of its use.
He lives on Iona with his family where he works as a psychotherapist.
Nat Baldwin – Treasurer of Iona Renewables and Iona Energy Ltd.
Nat worked as a corporate lawyer at an international law firm before specialising in valuation and disposition of intellectual property (“IP”) assets. He managed the UKs leading team in this service and has worked on many large corporate restructuring cases from Thomas Cook to MFI. His expertise has been independently recognised by being named in the TRI 250 “Hall of Fame” which recognises those responsible for the progression of industry standards, and inspiring excellence across the restructuring industry. He now works as a consultant in IP services and owns and manages a residential property portfolio. Nat is passionate about Iona and its welfare having been a frequent visitor since birth. He is based in Glasgow and owns a property on Iona, which has been in his family for generations.
Katy Russon – Iona Renewables trustee and Iona Energy Ltd. director
Katy was born and raised on Iona and recently returned after studying and working in Glasgow for 16 years. After completing her studies, she worked as a lawyer for 10 years with a third sector organisation, specialising in Social Welfare Law and Civil Litigation. She now lives back on Iona, along with her husband and 2 children, and is a full time owner operator of the Argyll Hotel.
Rick Johnston – Iona Renewables trustee and Iona Energy Ltd. director
Rick was born and raised on Iona and recently returned after studying and working, predominantly in Aberdeen, for 25 years. After completing his studies, he worked initially as a software engineer before forming his own corporate entertainment company, specialising in employee engagement, which he ran for 14 years. He now lives back on Iona, along with his wife and 2 children, and is a full time owner operator of the St Columba Hotel.
Mhairi Killin – Iona Renewables trustee and Iona Energy Ltd. director