Meet the Team

Alex Lockton

Managing Director

Alex has over 15 years’ experience delivering renewable energy and zero carbon technology including work for some of the most prestigious clients in the country.

Alex has extensive experience in construction, CDM and EPC contracting involving the design, installation and maintenance of a wide range of technology.

Alex can advise clients and their representatives in the private and public sector and in the commercial and agricultural space. The types of services he offers include strategic advice and feasibility studies, procurement, project management, connections to funding solutions and grant sources and access to some of the best brands in zero carbon technology the market has to offer.

John Rawlins

Operations Director

John completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Bristol, reading Aeronautical Engineering, where he was awarded1st Prize in a cross-discipline renewable energy project by the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Having spent two years as the Chief of Staff to the CEO of a FTSE 250 energy retailer, John saw the opportunity to partner with Alex and support organisations across the South West of England to build a path towards a Net Zero future.

Robin Attwater

Associate Director

Robin is a Chartered Construction Manager with over 20 years’ experience in the Construction sector. He recently joined Renew EV from a small residential developer in Bath where he successfully oversaw multiple sites from land purchase through to client handover.

Previous to this he worked for Buro Happold as a Senior Sustainability Consultant providing services including detailed energy strategies, alternative technology appraisals and holistic organizational sustainability consultancy.

Robin achieved an MSc through the Centre for Alternative Technology where his thesis focused on Community Energy schemes. He is looking forward to supporting clients in their transition to a net zero future!

William Musgrove

Senior Consultant

Will has recently returned to the sector but previously spent 4 years as Sustainability and Building Physics consultant with Buro Happold Ltd working on all scales of projects from individual dwellings to stadia and city masterplans.

Prior to this Will worked in construction. He has an MSc in Sustainable Design and an undergraduate from Durham in Engineering.

Joe Hurley

Project and Development Manager

Joe has 15 years’ experience working on large EPC projects with industry leading engineering contractors, managing procurement teams and expediting complex projects to ensure their timely, on budget completion. This is all underpinned by a First Class BEng Hons in Computer Aided Engineering, and an APM qualification.

Joe moved into the renewable energy sector to find a more purpose driven role, with a view to help reduce carbon emissions in the local area whilst still utilising his previous experience.

Anna Yapp

Graduate Consultant

Anna is an Associate with RenewEV who joined the company in the summer of 2023. She studied BSc Geography at Loughborough University and completed a placement year at Pembroke Power Station. During her time on placement, she developed a passion for the energy industry, particularly in renewables and decarbonisation. Having written her dissertation on the use of GIS software to locate suitable sites for onshore wind developments across Scotland, she hopes to put her passion and knowledge into use developing community renewables across Bristol.

James Merryweather

Electrical Consultant

James retrained as an electrician during lockdown, leaning on transferable skill sets acquired studying music technology and production, and from full roots-to-rafter renovations in his own homes.

Moving to Wiltshire, he chose to apply his combined knowledge towards doing better for the community and planet, showing an interest in a more sustainable future for the next generation.

A keen outdoorsman, you might find James spending the weekends hanging from remote rock faces or river swimming with his wife Chloe and collie Riley.

Peter Capener

Non-Executive Director

Peter is co-founder and Managing Director of Bath & West Community Energy, Deputy Chair of Community Energy England and a trustee of the Centre for Sustainable Energy. He is co-chair of the BEIS ministerial advisory group on community energy.

Peter has worked in the sustainable energy field and on community energy for over 35 years, having led the early development of the Centre for Sustainable Energy as Chief Executive, where he originally started in the mid-eighties working with schools and communities. Since resigning from CSE in 2002 due to family illness, Peter has worked as an independent advisor on a range of energy efficiency, renewable energy and fuel poverty projects for various government, private and voluntary sector clients, with a strong focus on community action.

Eve Aston-Davies

Graduate Consultant

Eve is an Associate with RenewEV, and works as a Renewable Energy Project Developer for both Bath & West Community Energy and Bristol Energy Cooperative. During her BSc Geography degree at university, she developed a love for geology and sustainability. She now has the desire to make a difference by improving renewable energy infrastructure, through developing community rooftop solar projects and advocating for onshore wind energy. Lastly, Eve has experience in project management and working in cross-cultural teams.

Adam Deaney

Undergraduate Consultant

Adam started as an intern at RenewEV from the University of Bath and works across consulting and community energy. As part of his Mechanical Engineering degree, Adam completed a placement at BEIS within the Energy Statistics team as an Energy Statistician and Data Engineer. In this role, he produced UK Official National Statistics and conducted other high-profile analyses that were used across the government.

During his internship at RenewEV, Adam is excited to work at the cutting edge of the renewable industry and help drive the net-zero transition.

Matthew Brunskill


Matty completed his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering in 2020 with 1st class honours. After finishing his degree he worked as a project manager; designing and installing rides internationally within the amusement sector.

Having also worked as an outdoor instructor, Matty was keen to move into a line of work which helped impact the environment in a positive light. Having joined RenewEV in 2022 he is happy to be part of a company that makes a difference.

Charlie Gerike-Roberts


Charlie finished his Mechanical Engineering Bachelor’s degree from Swansea University with 1st class honours in 2020. He is currently working for RenewEV remotely from Switzerland whilst also completing a Masters in Energy and Environmental Engineering at Zurich University of Applied Sciences.

Charlie is also the co-founder and CEO for the Swiss company KohlenKraft.

Charlie is driven, intuitive and ambitious; his passion for renewable technology is shown in his commitment to RenewEV and ability to juggle a start-up company, Master’s degree and part time job.

Lauren Evans-Haynes


Lauren is an intern at RenewEV, originally from Bath, she is now studying Mechanical engineering at the University of Sheffield. Alongside her degree, she is involved with the Sheffield chapter of Engineers without borders, building a wind turbine from old van parts which helped inspire an interest in renewables. When not engineering, she can be found getting very muddy, either in her garden or in the Peak district. She is excited to work at a company that is making a tangible difference.