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.
John MacInnes – Treasurer of Iona Renewables and Iona Energy Ltd.
John has a degree in environmental science and technology, and extensive environmental management and business experience, including as farmer and events consultant for Agriscot (Scotland’s farm business event) and Gardening Scotland.
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.