MCIWM, CEnv. Chairman and Founder
David Pike has been involved in the waste to energy business for over twenty-five years. As a highly experienced engineer, David has worked within all aspects of the waste to energy business; from working as a consultant on energy recovery, an EPC Contractor building waste to energy facilities, and as an operations director operating multiple waste to energy facilities. Combining both David’s experience and entrepreneurial’spirit, this has ensured that in setting up CoGen as a lead developer of waste to energy facilities within the UK, he had of all the tools needed in pulling complex projects together.
David’s dogged determination and can do attitude has meant that CoGen has succeeded where many did not and has grown in becoming the leading developer of Advanced Gasification plants within the UK.
Chief Executive Officer
Ian is a serial ‘entrepreneur’ whose been involved in numerous businesses over the last twenty-five years. His analytical and problem solving abilities are extremely well suited to the complex world of Advanced Gasification project development. His ability to integrate innovative funding solutions with complex engineering solutions has ensured that CoGen remains leader in their field. Ian takes the lead on looking for new opportunities and working constantly with our various partners ensuring CoGen’s continuous growth.
Ian has extensive knowledge of the CoGen business having sat opposite CoGen during contract negotiation meetings in his role as Operations and Development Director for MWH Treatment Ltd (MWH Treatment) as CoGens Engineering, Procurement and Construction (“EPC”) contractor. Ian was identified as the preferred choice as a replacement for David, not only for his knowledge but also as he is known and respected in the industry and the CoGen team.
Rick has considerable commercial, financial and management experience across a broad range of businesses including large financial institutions and infrastructure businesses as well as significant project management skills developed as a Corporate Finance partner in an accountancy firm. In addition to providing financial leadership and guidance to the business and Board of CoGen he oversees the monthly reporting to the SPV project companies and provides support to their Boards.
Desmond James Mitchell
Research & Development Director
Des Mitchell has been at the heart of Advanced Gasification for over twenty-five years. With unparalleled knowledge of the UK waste to energy environmental legislation, Des leads on our internal technical due diligence. He handles all of our planning and permitting applications, controlling and continuing to educate all who meet him within this industry. Des works closely with the environmental agency to ensure all of our facilities sit fully within the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) regulations.
Mark Degg is an experienced engineer who has focused the last eight years on the design and deployment of Advanced Gasification technologies. His ability to ensure initial designs take into account all future operational hurdles, means he is a key asset in the development of projects. Mark works closely with our EPC and O&M contractors ensuring they comply with their contracts, thus ensuring our plants meet their required outputs.