RetrofitWorks Board of Directors

Russell Smith

Russell Smith

RetrofitWorks Director

Russell founded Parity Projects in 2005 whilst carrying out his own deep eco-renovation – work which inspired the later development of the award-winning Home Energy Masterplan and CROHM stock assessment advice services.
Parity Projects is a founder Advocate Member of RetrofitWorks.
Russell is a trainer for the The Retrofit Academy. Russell is the Founder of RetrofitWorks and continues to develop business opportunities for its members as the Managing Director of RetrofitWorks.

Kayla Ente

Kayla Ente

RetrofitWorks Director (Advocate)

Kayla has spent her career in developing opportunities and driving market models to tackle sustainable development in many specialist areas.
She is founder of BHESCo, a community energy co-operative accelerating the transition from fossil fuels in our energy supply by developing energy efficiency and renewable energy projects using our innovative a pay as you save model. Their mission is to empower communities to take more control over their own energy supply by making it easy to choose for renewable energy and efficient energy solutions. BHESCo works in a virtuous circle, investing members’ funds to develop clean energy projects, generating a compelling return that is reinvested back into clean generation and energy savings. They give impartial advice to help people switch energy supplier, ensuring that they are on the right tariff. BHESCo takes action to help people in fuel poverty by conducting energy surveys, making recommendations, which upon customer approval, carries out the relevant work, like sealing draughts and insulation while ensuring that customers are on the best energy tariff.
BHESCo is a founding member of Community Energy South and is an Advocate Member of RetrofitWorks.

Muhammad Irfan

Muhammad Irfan

RetrofitWorks Director (Practitioner)

Muhammad is a Director of IZ Energy Ltd., a PAS2030 certified installer company which he founded in December 2013. He is Co-founder member of Lahore Institute of Research and Development(non-profit organisation). LIRD conducts high quality research in the fields of mental health and intellectual disability.

Being an active Practitioner Member of RetrofitWorks, Muhammad would like to see RetrofitWorks grow as most trustworthy and primary option for funding agencies and communities to work with.

David O’Neill

David O’Neill

RetrofitWorks Director (Practitioner)
Brian Smith

Brian Smith

RetrofitWorks Director (co-opted)

Brian has spent his career at the sharp end of the home improvement sector, latterly supporting industry bodies in shaping the way they are governed and the way they can provide leadership to delivery companies and ultimately to improve customer service.

He is a Non-Exec Director of the National Home Improvement Council, a past non-Exec Director of FENSA, and was Director of Home Improvement at the Glass and Glazing Federation.

Barry Mortimer

Barry Mortimer

RetrofitWorks Board Adviser

Barry is Director for The FMB, the UK‘s largest trade association in the building industry. Barry’s role is to help ensure the FMB is a source of knowledge, professional advice and support for its members by providing a range of modern and relevant business services designed to save members’ time, money and give them a competitive edge.
He also encourages customers looking for a quality builder to use the services of FMB members particularly via our unique online ‘Find a Builder’ service.
Barry’s background is in marketing, having worked as Deputy Head of Marketing for the Home Office, he brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in this area to the Cooperative.