Council & Executive

CIGA Biographies – Council Members

Tony Hardiman MBE – Non-Executive

Chairman of CIGA Council and Chair of the Certification Committee

Tony Hardiman has been on CIGA’s Council since April 2010 and has always been a strong advocate of the industry and the benefits of insulation measures to help assist those in fuel poverty. Tony was awarded an MBE by HM the Queen in 2012 for services to the energy industry. Latterly Tony was the MD and part owner of Dyson Energy Services and having left there in 2017, Tony now works to support CIGA’s Council as the Non-Executive Chairman. He continues to pursue his passion for the industry and has recently launched TH Energy Consulting offering support to manufacturers, installers and energy suppliers.

Peter Baynham – Non-Executive

Deputy Chairman of CIGA Council and Chair of the Finance Committee

Peter is a Chartered Accountant and holds a number of Non-Executive appointments in various organisations ranging from financial services to membership organisations. He was previously a Partner in an international consultancy.

Brian Yates – Non-Executive

Chair of the Certification Committee and Consumer Focus

Brian has been actively involved in Consumers’ Association (Which?) since 1986 and was Chairman of their Council from 1994 to 2007. He was recently re-elected to its Council and is currently Chairman of the Which? Investment Committee which assesses risk and manages the investment of reserve funds.

He is a European Chartered Engineer and for many years was responsible for developing new engineering businesses in overseas markets. Brian is currently a member of a number of tribunals and professional standards panels. He is a Trustee of Research Institute for Disabled Consumers which provides free and practical consumer reports for older and disabled people.

Nick Ralph

Public Affairs Manager for Rockwool Limited

Nick has worked in the insulation industry for over 30 years, much of his time managing technical and development functions.

For the last ten years, Nick has been closely involved with public affairs activities in Rockwool, whilst continuing to be involved with the quality and technical elements of the insulation industry. A graduate engineer by training, Nick sits on a wide range of groups, committees and associations, which advise government, write standards and inform the market on energy conservation and sustainability issues.

David Robson

Chief Executive Officer of InstaGroup

David is the Chief Executive Officer of InstaGroup, a system designer for a range of insulation systems and a leading Green Deal Provider.  InstaGroup established and operate the Snug Network, a collection of over 100 independent local businesses combining to offer nationwide insulation & heating services in their local communities.

Dave is Chair of the Association for Conservation of Energy and has held a number of Non-Executive Directorships including the Green Deal Finance Company, the National Insulation Association and SWIGA. Prior to joining InstaGroup, Dave worked in the telecoms industry and as a Civil Servant, where he was Private Secretary to Lord Rooker and Beverley Hughes

Phil Dickin

Retrofit Manager for SIG Retrofit

Phil currently manages the distribution of SIG’s own branded Retrofit CWI systems through its national network of distribution branches ensuring that all quality and compliance requirements are met.

His role as Retrofit Manager keeps him in close contact with their network of over 40 small to medium sized cavity wall insulation companies, this plus his previous industry experience at Milford Insulation and EAGA Homes Services as Operations Manager give him a unique understanding and appreciation of the issues the industry faces.

Since joining CIGA council, Phil has taken the opportunity to join CIGA’s customer service committee offering valuable feedback drawn from years of experience.

Danielle Belton

Managing Director of Saving Energy Limited

Danielle is the Managing Director of Saving Energy Limited, an insulation and renewable company specialising in retrofit work. She has been involved in the insulation industry for 17 years and has a firm understanding of the installation and survey process and ensuring a quality customer journey, for this reason Danielle also sits on the Customer Service Committee for CIGA and in addition is a steering group member for the Snug Network, working with other installers to discuss and implement best practice across the industry.

Michael Morrall

Head of Retail for Dyson Energy Services

Michael joined CIGA’s council in May 2018. For many years Michael has held many roles within Dyson Energy Services and currently heads up Retail. As an energy assessor, hands on site supervisor and operations manager previously, Michael has extensive technical knowledge which combined has proved key to the successful delivery of large scale local authority and social housing projects during his time there, specifically targeted to provide energy efficiency measures to the fuel poor which he is very passionate about.

Michael held senior roles in the Timber based Sheet Materials, Fire Door Manufacturing and Builders Merchants industries previously and has recently taken the opportunity to provide additional support to CIGA by joining the Customer Services Committee.

Erik Coates

Energy Services Director for Pacifica Group (0800Repair)

Erik is the Energy Service Director at Pacifica Group, (trading as 0800Repair), who are one of UK’s fastest growing Homes Services business with a strong focus on energy efficiency.

Erik is an MBA graduate who has worked in the energy efficiency sector for over 28 years. In his 9 years at Eaga he had responsibility for the operational delivery of over 2 million measures for the Warm Front scheme. The scheme was noted for its high quality of installations, delivered with a continual focus on Health and Safety. Erik has also held senior positions at Trueco, Help-Link, and BSS Group. Prior to joining the industry, he served with the Royal Navy. He remains a key influencer, sharing his wealth of industry knowledge and experience at all levels from installer to central Government departments such as BEIS and OFGEM.

Brian Talbot

Managing Director of Beinn Energy Services

Jonathan Pulman

Business Development Director (Offsite) for Knauf Insulation UK & Ireland

Mark Webb

Managing Director of Interglow

Ian Gager

Senior Operations Manager – Aran Insulation