Our Delivery Team
We have two tiers: Power Circle Ltd and its wholly owned trading subsidiatry Power Circle Projects Ltd. Those listed below serve on one or both Boards
Jon Cape – Managing Director
Jon has 24 years’ experience working in the energy and utilities sector. Jon has been responsible for the development of new utility and renewables-based business opportunities.
Jon’s career has embraced consultancy, project development and management, business development, public/private partnership, management of strategic change, skills development and new technology.
Jon established iPower in 2001 which is involved with the development of low carbon projects with a social enterprise structure offering consultancy and project management. Jon subsequently created Power Circle which is developing projects on its own and in partnership with others.
Jon is an active member of Solar Energy UK and has been a non-Executive Director of the Trade Association, Scottish Renewables, from 2009 to 2011 and served as Chair of the Heat and Distributed Energy Group.
Alastair Roberts – Community Renewables Manager
Alistair’s career has been in energy with 42 years of experience in the sector of which 25 years were in renewables.
Alistair has led complex solar and other renewables implementation projects, developed technical solutions to address grid constraints and engaged with community energy users and DNOs.
Alistair currently sits on the SSEN Expert Panel to support stakeholder led commitments.
Douglas Cape –
Senior Business Analyst
Douglas has 6 years’ experience in analysis and development of renewable energy projects.
Douglas has expertise in project management and modelling for energy projects and has modelled smart local energy systems, solar PV, CHP, fuel cell, heat pump, electric vehicle and battery storage projects embracing a range of sensitivity analyses.
Douglas was a finalist for the Scottish Renewables 2020 young professionals analyst award.
Caroline Butterfield –
A Chartered accountant and civil engineering graduate, Caroline has worked for nearly 40 years as an accountant in professional practice, specialising early on in her career in due diligence and corporate finance. Since retiring in 2018 Caroline has taken on trustee and treasurer roles for five local Orkney charities. She is also a non-executive director at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC). Caroline has a strong interest in the marine sector and has a life long love of sailing.
Amy Gray – Board Member
Amy has been working in the environmental field of over 20 years in both the private and public sector. Her jobs have encompassed a wide array of environmental issues requiring knowledge of planning, legislation, and an awareness of the government’s endeavour to steer the sector towards sustainability. Through her career, she has been responsible for strategic planning, operational management of teams, development of communications and stakeholder engagement in relation to sustainability messages. Amy is currently an Environmental Lecturer at Scotland’s Rural College.
Robert Leask – Board Member
Robert is a highly experienced Chartered commercial and procurement professional who has over 20 years experience delivering complex cost reduction projects in the public and private sectors. Prior to becoming an independent consultant in 2014 he was Senior Portfolio Manager – Utilities at the Scottish Government.
He has in depth knowledge of utilities and the energy trading market and has been involved in developing a business cost model for a Local Authority energy supply company (ESCo).
Terri Vogt – Board Member
Terri has been working in the environmental management sector for 30 years in both the private and public sector as well as running her own business. More recently she has been involved in local energy management systems which has included developing a business case for a local authority energy service company and supporting the Aberdeenshire smart, solar and storage project.
She is an experienced bid writer and has been has successfully helped a number of organisations obtain grant funding. She currently works part time at Aberdeen chamber running a circular economy project as well as undertaking private consultancy work.
Guy Robertson – Board Member
Guy is an experienced environmental professional and project manager with more than twenty years’ experience in a variety of public and private sector, regulatory and advisory roles. For the last 15 years he has been focused primarily on the provision of industrial resource efficiency support and planning for and delivering new low carbon energy infrastructure.
He has practical experience ranging from site auditing, project and opportunity identification, feasibility and business case development through to development planning, environmental assessment and permitting.