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.
As company secretary Jan ensures that all corporate responsibilities across all of our project companies are kept up to date. Jan also forms all of our project companies; liaising with our relationship banks, opening our bank accounts and keeping the banks informed of all relevant changes. In their ever growing world of ‘Know Your customer’, this is no mean feat.
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.
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.
Head of Finance
Lilian leads the finance team to deliver the accounting function of not only CoGen but across all of the CoGen managed project companies. Lilian also controls all of the financial modelling required in the developing of our projects ensuring that the financial models we run are up to date, accurately reflecting the running assumptions of each individual project. Lilian also controls the banking across all of the projects; ensuring all payments are made on time across all of the projects and keeping funders informed with accurate cash flow forecasts.
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.