The clearSkies Scheme is owned and operated by clearSkies Mark Ltd which trades as clearSkies. clearSkies Mark Ltd is an independent not-for-profit company limited by guarantee.

The clearSkies Mark Ltd board has 6 members as follows:

Morley Sage - Chair

Morley has over 30 years’ experience in the stove and fireplace industry as a former managing director of a leading stove and fireplace manufacturer and chair of the Stove Industry Alliance. Morley is also on the board of a cancer charity and has a number of non-executive directorships outside of the industry.

Peter Mintoft - Technical – Appliance

Peter has worked continuously in solid fuel/gas/electric appliance product development since 1988 and is head of technical for the Stove Industry Alliance. From an engineering apprentice, to now managing director of a significant UK stove and fire manufacturer, he has amassed considerable product design and approval experience and holds several patents. Outside the industry he is a volunteer steam locomotive driver and private helicopter pilot.

Gordon Allison - Technical – Air Quality

Gordon is a consultant at DustScanAQ with over 25 years’ experience in air pollution measurement and management, including in greenhouse gas emissions. He has been a guest lecturer at Birmingham University in air pollution for nearly 20 years. He is a Chartered Environmentalist and is active in renewable energy consultancy.

Amanda Lea-Langton - Technical – Emissions & Energy Performance

Amanda is an academic specialising in bioenergy engineering. She leads research into the development of future fuels and emissions minimisation. Amanda has a BEng (Hons) in Fuel and Energy Engineering, an MSc in Environmental Pollution Control and a PhD in the area of emissions using biofuels. She is an elected member of several combustion and emissions committees.

Richard Wakeford - Compliance

Richard was previously head of the Scottish Government’s Environment and Rural Affairs Department and internationally chair of the OECD’s Working Party on Rural Development Policy. He is also former chair of HETAS, the not for profit organisation offering the UK’s competent person scheme for installers of biomass and solid fuel heating, and registration for retailers and sweeps.

David Spencer - Treasurer

David co-founded a publishing company for the heating industry in 1990 and in 1997, launched the Hearth & Home Exhibition for the fire and fireplace industry which complements his trade magazine. David is also the treasurer of the Stove Industry Alliance Ltd.

As the clearSkies Scheme owner, clearSkies Mark Ltd has a number of responsibilities. These are: