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Renewable & Sustainable Energy Consultancy

Ari Liddell

Senior Advisory Manager

Ari is a mechanical engineer with extensive experience in renewable energy projects including technical due diligence for banks and investors, equipment procurement and energy resource assessment.

Ari has led the development of an Advisory Services Team in the UK which included an expansion into new markets including Poland and South Africa. Ari is Our Footprints Due Diligence specialist and is leading the team on a range of projects across on-shore wind, offshore-wind, solar and BESS.

Mike Davis

Senior Project Manager

Mike specialises in Project Management and Health and Safety. Mike is a Chartered Engineer a member of ICE (Institution of Civil Engineers), and a Registered Member of the Association for Project Safety and Principal Designer accredited.

Mike has managed the delivery of over 15 renewable energy projects – including on- and offshore-wind, solar, and battery storage – and his experience enables him to turn his hand to any project role. Recently Mike was H&S /QC lead for a 330MW solar farm in Vietnam, and is currently leading on the construction of a 62MW wind farm in Scotland, and the Civil Engineering lead on the pre-construction phase of a 85.5MW wind farm also in Scotland.

John Dixon

Senior Project Manager

John has over 35 years’ experience in Engineering and Project Management. John is a Member of the Institute of Electrical Engineers and has spent the last 18 years working in Construction Project Management for the renewables industry.

John has worked on high profile projects such as the 48 turbine Fallago Rig in the Scottish Borders which included the first 400kV grid connection. John has provided project management services to a major wind farm in Kazakhstan and is currently working on a new wind farm in Scotland for Our Footprints.

Paul Burrell

Senior Project Manager

Paul is an experienced senior project manager and renewable energy project manager.

Paul is accomplished in project development from feasibility through to planning and financial management, procurement, installation and operation and maintenance. Client and stakeholder liaison are key skill sets of Paul and he has delivered multiple successful renewable energy projects. Paul has also worked specifically on Enercon WTG projects including O&M, reactive works and installation since 2017.

Erin Lachs

Electrical Engineering Manager / Project Manager

Erin is a Chartered Engineer with experience in the design, project management and commissioning of renewable power generation and electrical distribution networks.

With a firm background in engineering design, and a proven ability to lead project teams, Erin heads-up our electrical engineering department whilst managing a range of his own projects. He started his career in electricity generation, distribution and transmission as a protection and control design engineer for a major power utility contractor. He went on to lead engineering teams for a UK grid connection consultancy, assisting in the connection of over 150MW of wind, solar and energy storage. He then spent a number of years with an international solar farm developer, leading the design and project management of over 200MW of medium-scale grid connected solar farms across Europe and LATAM. At Our Footprints, Erin provides electrical consultancy, project management and concept designs across various wind, solar and battery projects. He also provides oversight and management across all of Our Footprints electrical engineers.

Andrew Hammond

Senior Electrical Engineer / Project Manager

Andrew is a professional electronic engineer with wide-ranging experience of the renewable, marine/nuclear and power industries.

Comfortable leading projects, Andrew can happily manage teams to deliver results. Andrew was the Electrical Engineering lead on a 330MW solar farm in Vietnam and also led the Electrical Engineering management on Solar and Battery Storage projects in the UK for Our Footprints.

Agnes Fontaine

Renewable Energy Engineer

Agnés is an experienced renewable energy engineer.

With 18+ years’ of global experience in renewable energy engineering, fluent in three languages and certified as a European Engineer and Chartered Engineer, Agnes brings a wealth of experience to the team.

Her expertise spans a broad spectrum of renewable energy technologies including onshore and offshore wind, solar, and BESS technologies, with a talent for guiding remote international teams.

Agnes specializes in coordinating technical due diligence for renewable projects worldwide. Her skills range from financial model reviews, noise studies, energy yield assessments to optimising wind turbine performance.


Ruth Kemsley

Senior Electrical Engineer

Chartered Engineer with expertise in renewable electrical engineering. 

Ruth’s diverse skill set encompasses project management, advisory roles, and a strong focus on innovative solutions. Her global impact includes contributions to an award-winning off-grid system and various projects worldwide.

Beyond her extensive experience in distribution and transmission grid-connected projects in the UK, South Africa, Kazakhstan, and other countries, Ruth has cultivated a unique specialization in off-grid and island projects. Her advisory role with the St Helena government involved crafting a 20-year energy strategy, identifying short-medium term power system improvement projects, and acting as technical adviser during the upgrade of its 11kV diesel-wind power system. She has worked on the development and growth of several off-grid hybrid renewable power systems in the Scottish islands, showcasing a dedication to fostering sustainable energy solutions in diverse and challenging environments.


Moldir Orymbekova

Assistant Project Manager

Moldir is an Assistant Project Manager, having worked on the 100MW Astana Expo wind farm in Kazakhstan.

Moldir has great attention to detail and experience working in business and corporate environments. She has also experience in translating both orally and in writing between English and Russian. She provides assistance and day-to-day support to ongoing projects.

Joseph Padbury

Project and Business Development Manager

Joseph has over thirteen years’ experience working in the renewable energy field on projects in the United Kingdom, Armenia, Romania, Sweden, Latvia, and many countries within Sub-Saharan Africa including Kenya, Ghana, Zambia, and South Africa.

Whilst initially developing wind projects in Scotland, Joseph was seconded to Cape Town to help setup a local subsidiary providing technical advisory services to local and international developers and investors entering the nascent renewable energy market in Southern Africa. This involved project managing site feasibility studies, energy resource campaigns, electrical and civils investigations and technical design of over 10,000 MW of renewable energy projects.

Joseph brings a wealth of market and industry knowledge to Our Footprints and will be leading our Business Development initiatives.

Cassandra Hope

Business Support Manager

Cassie has a background in Administration and Marketing, and a strong interest in Renewable energy.

She is responsible for the day to day support of the business making travel and visa arrangements, and supports the business with marketing, finance and administration tasks.


Jamie Cornish

Senior Project Manager and Managing Director

Jamie is a civil, mechanical and renewable energy engineer with over 30 years’ experience in renewables. Jamie is currently responsible for the management of  wind projects with a capacity of 200MW. He recently completed – in the role of Project Director – three solar PV plants in Vietnam with a combined capacity of 330MWp.

In his time in the renewable energy sector, Jamie has managed the procurement, design and construction of over 40 renewable energy projects, including onshore and offshore wind, solar, hydro and hybrid energy schemes. In addition to managing the construction process, as Owner’s Engineer and Principal Designer, Jamie has acted as Bank’s Engineer on a number of large renewable energy schemes, and advised clients on the technical aspects of renewable energy projects. He is a Chartered Engineer and holds the CREST Renewable Energy Technologies MSc.