Boss of Oxfordshire clean energy company appointed county’s Lord-Lieutenant

Marjorie Neasham Glasgow

The founder and CEO of Chipping Norton-based clean energy company Ridge Clean Energy has been appointed Lord-Lieutenant of Oxfordshire.

Marjorie Neasham Glasgow’s Ridge Clean Energy develops private/public partnerships that combine renewable energy projects and community hubs.  Her firm also undertakes key environmental work for the restoration of peatlands across the UK.

Previously she co-founded RidgeWind and served as Managing Director. Marjorie has been involved in starting, building and operating energy businesses since 1983.

The team at Ridge Clean Energybegan developing, constructing and operating clean energy projects in Great Britain in 2003.

Alongside this work, she has taken on voluntary leadership roles in west Oxfordshire, leading her town’s efforts to develop a new £2.5 million community centre to create a new library, sports hall, café and community space. She also helps lead the local Meals on Wheels. More recently, she co-founded The Cornerstone with her husband and their church as a community sharing centre for food, education and community cohesion, which she hopes to replicate elsewhere in the county.

She is a member of the Ditchley Foundation Council of Governors and she currently serves as a Deputy Lieutenant for Oxfordshire. The Ditchley Foundation is a privately-funded charity in 1958 by the philanthropist Sir David Wills in order to support the Transatlantic Alliance between the United States and Europe by bringing decision makers and experts together in a unique and inspiring setting.

She is an active member of her local church, and her interests include running and equestrian sport. Mrs Glasgow (59) was born in the US, but now has dual citizenship and lives in Charlbury with her husband, Dine. They have two adult children.