Andrea Ellison : Dragon Drilling, Dragon Renewable Energy
GSHPA Director and Treasurer
Andrea is the co-founder of Dragon Drilling and several other environmental businesses.
Based in North Wales, Andrea’s initial career was in accounts in a national brewery. She went on to train as a maths teacher and taught within all the Key Stages in primary and secondary schools. She was headmistress of a private school until leaving education to concentrate on her business interests.
She was voted onto the Council of GSHPA in 2014 and using her experience in finance, education, company law and communication, she has been very actively involved in running the finances, marketing, knowledge, and the administration of the Association.
With a unique approach, Andrea can promote the use of heat pumps from infant school children through to the public, industry professionals and politicians.
She has written ‘Off the Shelf’ schemes of work for schools and colleges for pupils aged 4 – 18 which are published on the GSHPA website and free to the teaching profession. Called ‘Our Earth – Use it, Don’t Abuse It’ Andrea is available to deliver it to schools and colleges if required, as well as work with the teaching staff in the teaching of this area of the curriculum.
Her determination to raise industry standards have been rewarded as she initiated and worked to produce the GSHPA/MCS Drilling Standards and audits, which are set to become compulsory requirements within MCS.