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

Geoff is a sustainability professional, leading on science, policy and regulation. He chairs the UK Plastics Pact Non- Mechanical Recycling group and was recently appointed to the UKPP Advisory Group. Geoff gained extensive experience in waste strategy, policy and regulation working for UK regulator Environment Agency. He was Technical Director for Plastic Oceans UK, advising on the film ‘A Plastic Ocean’.

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.

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.

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.

Chris Wilson

Commercial Contracts Manager

Chris has worked in waste management and recycling since 2002 in a variety of commercial and operational roles. Initially working as a Commercial Manager with a regional waste management contractor, winning and managing disposal and recycling contracts with local authorities, Chris has since built a wealth of experience in the industry through key positions with Wincanton, Yorwaste and BPI Recycling.

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.

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.

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.

Dan Mellor

Operations Manager

Dan has over 20 years in the design, commissioning and operation of petrochemical, oil, and gas facilities, particularly Olefins plants. Dan has led the operations of a world scale, top tier COMAH facility on the Wilton Site. As Operations Manager, Dan will develop and lead the operating strategy for the ReNew ELP Site, driving continuous improvement and plant performance in area of EHS, reliability, cost, quality, and uptime.

Jessica Gregson

Graduate Process Engineer

Jess has a Masters degree in Chemistry and a Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering. Previous experience within automotive emission control and anaerobic digester plants led Jess to pursue a career within the environmental / renewable sector. Jess is responsible for assisting senior engineers at ReNew ELP and will be involved with plant troubleshooting and performance evaluation of the HydroPRS™ process.

Simon Ashton

Project Manager

Simon has over 18 years’ experience of EPC project delivery within the Iron & Steel industry, specialising in design, supply, construction and commissioning. Simon holds a Batchelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering and is a registered Member of the Association for Project Management. As a Project Manager for ReNew ELP, Simon is responsible for the planning and execution of projects within time, cost and quality constraints.

Kevin Yeomans

Technology and R&D Lead

Kevin has over 30 years of experience as a research scientist and technical manager and
joined ReNew ELP in February 2021. His technical experience is primarily in the development of polymeric materials and formulations and he also has significant experience of analytical science. He has a chemistry degree from Leeds University and an MSc in polymer chemistry from McGill University.

Paul McLaren

Control & Instrument Engineer

Paul has over 30 years of experience in the Control and Instrument field, both at home and internationally within the utilities, biofuels, biotechnology, and petrochemical industries. A graduate of the Open University, Paul has extensive knowledge and experience of instrument systems, plant control and EPC projects, joining the ReNew ELP project in 2021.

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