Meet our Team

Richard Daley

Managing Director

Richard has worked extensively in senior management positions within operational facilities and EPC project delivery for over 20 years, with experience in design, manufacture and commissioning. He is a Chartered Chemical Engineer and a registered Chartership Mentor and Interviewer for Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE). As MD of ReNew ELP, Richard drives business performance and sits on the Board of Directors.

Dr Geoff Brighty

Non-Executive Director


Dr Geoff Brighty is a sustainability expert with a career spanning 30 years in the environmental protection and regulation sector. A published research scientist with a PhD in fish reproduction and aquaculture, he has over 20 environmental pollution and flood risk publications. Geoff brings a wealth of experience and influence within issues including flooding, water quality and climate change adaptation for Governments.

William Thompson

Business Development Manager

William is a qualified non-practicing solicitor, with over 25 years’ experience in law, corporate governance, finance, marketing, tenders and fund raising across the environmental sector, leading bids and business development in construction, petrochemical, pharmaceutical and nuclear sectors. William is responsible for securing feedstock and managing key stakeholder relationships, whilst advising on legislative changes.

Rosie Smith

Regulatory Compliance Consultant

Rosie holds a Masters degree in Geology, and has ten years’ experience in environmental and process safety consulting, planning and permitting for local and international developments including process, power generation and renewables. She is responsible for gaining planning and permitting approvals and for regulatory compliance for the ReNew ELP site, allowing the project to proceed to timeline and plan.

Steve Garbutt

Technical Manager

Steve has over 22 years’ extensive international experience, working across the water, power, nuclear and chemical industries. A Chartered Chemical Engineer, Steve has held management positions in  process engineering, commissioning and project management, and now as Technical Manager for ReNew ELP, he leads internal engineering resource and development at our Wilton plant, as we move towards site build and completion.

Rob Lye

Principal Electrical Engineer

With over 30 years of experience in electrical and instrumentation disciplines, Rob has worked across the steel, biofuel, energy from waste and chemical process industries. A graduate of The Open University and registered as an Incorporated Engineer with The Institute of Engineering & Technology, Rob has extensive knowledge of electrical distribution systems, site utility connections and plant process control.

Kim West

Marketing Manager

Kim brings over 10 years’ experience in Marketing and Design to the ReNew ELP team, with a background in designing multi-channel, responsive campaigns across multiple markets including Education, Industry and Automotive. Her role will see her heading up the creation of all marketing content, whilst developing campaigns, strategy and communication, including  representing ReNew ELP at industry-led conferences.

William Hird

Consultant Engineer

Bill has 40 years’ of experience as a Chartered Chemical Engineer, working across coal products, power generation, energy from waste, biomass and fossil fuel. Bill worked extensively on upscaling the Licella pilot plant in New South Wales, Australia to commercial scale, and continues to provide engineering expertise as the ReNew ELP project moves through development and design, towards construction and completion.

Gordon Jones

Consultant Engineer

Gordon is a Mechanical & Maintenance Engineer with more than 45 years’ experience in the petrochemical industry. Gordon will be taking the project lead on design and installation of the material handling plant and the provision of specialist engineering support for the development of risk based inspections, written schemes of examination and codal compliance for the high pressure systems within the facility.

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