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Meet the Team

Below you can find out more detailed information about the core members of our team:

Chairman & Founder Member - Dr. Chris Adcock, BSc PhD

Chairman & Founder Member - Dr. Chris Adcock, BSc PhD

Originally trained as a physicist at Exeter University, Dr. Chris Adcock worked as a system analyst and project team leader in the maritime defence field from 1977 until retirement in 2014.

Chris passed an Open University Course in 2007 “Energy for a Sustainable Future”, with distinction. He is a member of the Energy Institute.

Chris is a member of the Westfield Community Association, an active community group in Westfield, Yeovil, that includes one of the more deprived areas in Somerset. As part of this he also chairs the support team for the local youth club, Westyouth.

He is extending his range of experience and opportunity into the field of energy sustainability through becoming a founder Director of South Somerset Community Energy.

Chris is an experienced scuba diver and enjoys travel, walking, nature, cycling, DIY, gardening and social life.

Secretary & Founder Member - John Clark BSc (Hons) MBA (Exec)

Secretary & Founder Member - John Clark BSc (Hons) MBA (Exec)

The Secretary and original founder of SSCES, John is experienced in engineering, business management and marketing through senior engineering and marketing positions in Westland Helicopters, as a main board director of Westinghouse Brake and Signal Holdings, and as Managing Director of Control and Display Systems Ltd. Achievements included being designer-in-charge of an £82m helicopter project which met all its design targets, managing a team of 850 aerospace engineers, and winning an order for railway signalling for £836m.

For 3 years John was the founding Chairman of the 'Chippenham Vision' set up by Wiltshire Council to unify the voice of all the public and private stakeholders in the town and provide a masterplan. John was elected on May 7th 2015 to be a South Somerset District Councillor for Yeovil - West. John has developed a wide network of individuals and agencies concerned with voluntary environmental assistance and programmes. 

Treasurer & Founder Member - David J. Rabone, C.Eng. MIMechE. BSc (Hons)

Treasurer & Founder Member - David J. Rabone, C.Eng. MIMechE. BSc (Hons)

David was Deputy Chief Power Systems Engineer and Designer-in-charge of a major project at Westland Helicopters, Yeovil until he was forced to retire on medical grounds, having developed the symptoms of Dystonia (a neurological condition which has similarities with Parkinson’s Disease and MS).

Despite not being able to recover from this disease, David has led an active life working for his community and charity, playing a major part in the main body researching into the Dystonia.

He has raised over £30,000 for local and national charities, and has been a Trustee and Treasurer of the Dystonia Society. He has also spent 10 years as a governor of his local primary school and, recently, 2 years as a Parish Councillor. He is currently a Trustee for the local village hall, is involved with the local U3A, and organises a weekly coffee morning as an outreach service for the retired and infirm for the local church.

David is married to Judith and has two grown-up children.

Director - Niall Clifford

Director - Niall Clifford

Niall is a retired Senior Civil Servant (Home Office) who has had significant experience at the top level in establishments around the country. He is experienced in budget, personnel and crisis management and has been responsible for public relations. His interests include all aspects of community based power generation.

For relaxation, Niall likes walking, cycling, gardening and travelling. He is also a member of the local model railway society.


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