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Michaela Cryar

Director of Younity


Director of Younity

Manages the fabulous team at Younity and leads the joint venture between Octopus & Midcounties Co-op to support our community energy partners, facilitate growth in the sector, inspire people to join the movement and collaborate to drive growth in community-owned renewables.

Part of Younity since: April 2021

Background: I have worked in the energy sector for close to 15 years, across renewables, oil and gas, sustainability, and the industrial and commercial sector, and feel very lucky to have discovered community energy two years ago! Outside of work, I enjoy outdoor adventures with my three-year-old daughter, husband and our new puppy Betty!

Environmental Inspiration: Mia Mottely

Favourite Read or Listen: Local Zero

Why community energy: I’m passionate about sustainability, the environment, and the challenge to net zero. I see community energy as a key part of the solution for a just transition to a cleaner and more sustainable future!