Meet the Team





Andy Boyle

Founder & Director

A former partner in an accountancy and business advisory practice, Andy has extensive project and client relationship management experience.

Working on how we build the knowledge, skills, behaviours, business and finance models across all sections of society to accelerate the transformation to a sustainable, low carbon and inclusive economy




Anita Barton


After completing a degree in Economics and Management, Anita went on to a graduate scheme at Royal Dutch Shell, working in both Scotland and the Netherlands. After spending time on a carbon capture and storage project, the calling towards a greener path lead her to study an MSc in Climate Change and Environmental Policy at Leeds University, back in her home county of Yorkshire. 

Since then, she has spent time as an Environmental Consultant for the National Trust before becoming part of the formation of Otley Energy in January 2020. In her free time she enjoys cooking delicious food to fuel her playing tag rugby around the country. 



Toby Putnam 

Project Officer & Researcher

Before joining the Otley Energy team, Toby gained an MSc in Sustainable Cities at the University of Leeds and an Architectural Studies undergraduate from the University of Sheffield. As part of his master’s degree focusing on systems-based approaches to urban sustainability transitions, Toby researched community-led business models addressing domestic retrofit, critically evaluating their role in governing the UK’s housing and energy net zero transition.

Toby began working with Otley Energy as a volunteer creating video and blog content designed to engage consumers in domestic retrofit. He has also spent time as an intern at Low Carbon Homes, supporting business- to-business retrofit knowledge sharing. Toby is passionate about all things sustainability, with a particular interest in the sustainable built environment, circular economy and just transition. When he’s not at work, he enjoys being active outdoors, cooking, and caring for his overly large houseplant collection.