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Shropshire Energy Advice Charity welcomes new CEO

Shropshire based charity, Marches Energy Agency (MEA) has welcomed the appointment of new CEO, Anna Brennand.

Anna Brennand the New CEO of the Marches Energy Agency
Anna Brennand the New CEO of the Marches Energy Agency

MEA is a local independent charity delivering practical solutions to reduce fuel poverty and cold homes, promote energy reduction and encourage the uptake of renewable energy

Anna brings a wealth of experience leading a variety of different charities, having worked in the sector since 2007. Most recently, Anna was Director at the Sidney Nolan Trust, an arts charity based in Herefordshire. Anna was also previously Chief Executive at the Cabrach Trust and the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, one of the largest independent museums in the world.

On joining MEA, Anna said: “I was seeking a new role within a values-led organisation that is both challenging and rewarding. MEA is at a pivotal point in its development and I am looking forward to working with the Board, staff and volunteers, as well as MEA’s many partners to deliver positive change for people from our base in Shropshire and out across the wider area.”

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In her role as CEO, Anna will have overall accountability to MEA’s Board for the strategic direction, performance, public promotion, values and culture of the organisation.

In addition to extensive experience in the charity sector, Anna is also a qualified accountant and previously worked as UK Finance Director for FTSE 100 listed ICAP PLC for 10 years. Anna brings a wealth of experience in multi-million pound redevelopment projects, extensive business and financial management experience, as well as strategic development and building sustainable partnerships.

With such a range of experience and knowledge, MEA believes Anna is the right person to take the charity forward and reach its goals of helping local communities to keep warm and well at home.

Chris Deaves, Chair of Trustees, sadi: “We are delighted to have Anna on board as our new CEO, bringing to us her passion for the work we do helping householders with energy concerns. She brings significant experience within the charitable sector together with  financial skills, enhancing MEA’s ability  to continue growth in helping those we support.”

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