Heat Pump Sector Deal Expert Advisory Group


The Heat Pump Sector Deal Expert Advisory Group was convened in October 2020 and published its final report in December 2021. We published our response to the report in November 2022.

Heat pumps will be a strategically vital technology to deliver low carbon heat in buildings as part of our statutory target to meet net zero emissions by 2045. In the context of the green economic recovery, it is essential that we transition towards net zero in a way that maximises employment opportunities and value to the Scottish economy.

Although the Heat in Buildings Strategy will provide further detail on the breadth of technologies required to decarbonise heat, heat pumps will play a key role. The challenge of rapidly scaling up deployment is complex with impacts on a range of issues including fuel poverty, consumers, place, skills, supply chain, manufacturing, infrastructure and finance. Given the breadth of these challenges, we have brought together a group of experts to provide recommendations to Scottish Ministers on the potential scope and content of a heat pump sector deal.


The group is made of up of representatives from different parts of the heat pump industry and relevant stakeholders covering consumer protection, utilities, housing and innovation.

  • Mike Thornton (Chair), Energy Savings Trust
  • Caroline Bragg, Association of Decentralised Energy
  • Lewis Shand Smith, Energy Consumers Commission
  • Paul Jordan, Energy Systems Catapult
  • Phil Hurley, Heat Pump Association
  • Andy Mason, Lloyds Banking Group
  • Ian Rippin, Microgeneration Certification Scheme
  • Rodney Ayre, Mitsubishi
  • Clementine Cowton, Octopus
  • Helen Melone, Scottish Renewables 
  • Martyn Raine, SNIPEF
  • Dave Pearson, Star Refrigeration
  • Stewart Wilson, TIG
  • Ross Armstrong, Warmworks
  • Graeme Bruce, West Highland Housing Association
  • Andrew Bissell, Sunamp


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