The Board of Directors of HKD Energy Ltd currently has three members with a sound combination of skills and experience.

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John Willis (Chair) is retired after more than 40 years as a mechanical engineer in the power industry in UK and Australia. Most recently he was project engineering manager for several large power plants including combined power and desalination plants in the Middle East. He is a Chartered Engineer (Australia) and Associate Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.  John has lived in Hassocks and more recently Ditchling for over 40 years.



Victoria Standfast (Secretary)  runs her own accounting services business with many clients in the local area. Vic lives in Hassocks and has a son at Downlands School.

Nick Owens (Treasurer) is a Chartered Accountant who has maintained our books and delivered the statutory tax and financial accounts of HKD since 2015. He has recently retired from a career of fundraising for, and  implementing, NHS IT systems. His passion is to drive the delivery of truly zero carbon homes, both new and retrofitted (a bigger challenge). In 2020 he completed an MSc in Architecture & the Sustainable Environment, and is undertaking a low energy house retrofit. He is a Parish Councillor in Hassocks and member of the parish council’s Planning Committee.