TRESOC has new Finance Director

TRESOC is delighted to have a new Finance Director, Raymond Seager. We were sorry to say goodbye to Dominic Turner, who had to leave us for health reasons and are sad to lose him. Raymond comes to us with a wealth of experience in finance, working nearly 20 years variously for Bank of America, Barclays and HSBC in public sector finance. He started to focus on environmental finance over 10 years ago, helping to develop the ESG capital markets. He has since broadened into the wider sustainable finance area, encompassing environmental and social projects, and works as a consultant training and advising organisations. He moved to the Totnes area with his wife and two kids in 2017 and becomes TRESOC’s Finance Director in 2021.

TRESOC Appoints New Legal Director/Company Secretary

We are delighted to have appointed a new Legal Director and Company Secretary, ratified by the board at our June meeting. Stephanie Burns is a fully qualified solicitor with an impressive CV and nearly 20 years of experience in legal and front office positions in financial institutions in the City of London. She is currently studying for an environmental investment qualification awarded by the CFA Society – the Certificate in ESG Investing – and has set up her own company to pursue a longtime interest in ethical investment. We feel she will be a good fit, and fills out our Board of Directors nicely. Of her appointment, Stephanie says, ‘I was introduced to the concept of sustainable environmental development when working for a Japanese company developing a hotel business in the Micronesian islands. I have a particular interest in responsible investment and embedding strong environmental, social and governance principles into investment decisions and day to day work and am delighted to be able to complement this focus with a hands-on role in the community renewable energy industry.’

Although Stephanie lives in Richmond with her family, she has happy memories of trips to Devon and is looking forward to more to Totnes.

We are sad to say goodbye to Owen Hill, who has been with us since 2010. We are very grateful to him for all that we have achieved together.