Senior Team at BTL

Biocentre® has a highly experienced management team, with extensive executive and operational experience specific to both the process and development of these projects. The management and staff have one of the longest track records in the industry, having expertise going back over 25 years.

Paul Winter – Director
Co-Founder and Board Director

Paul has over 30 years experience in the construction sector. He has been involved at senior level with one of the world’s largest construction companies in managing major complex projects. These have included airports, power stations, and roads including developing International Management Systems at corporate level. The last 5-10 years has been focused on Waste to Energy facilities where developing and implementing strategies has resulted in successful completion of some of the UK's largest plants such as Allington 440 ktpa EfW £250m, Newhaven 300 ktpa EfW £200m, and Riverside 750 ktpa EfW £500m. Paul is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, a Chartered Quality professional and carries out training and mentoring in Project Management.

Brian Stopp BSc
Chairman

Brian is a Chemical Engineer by training with over 30 years of experience in technical and senior management positions with the Royal Dutch Shell Group of Companies. He is an experienced Board director.

Tony Manser – Technical Architect / Advisor
Co-Founder of Biocentre®

An engineer and a company director for many years, Tony has a distinguished background in waste management and power generation and has sat on UK Government working parties considering waste disposal legislation and practices. He has been designing and building waste processing plants for over 25 years including the Isle of Wight plant and the plant on Slough industrial estate. Tony formed ART in 1991 to provide process design and consultancy services, subsequently expanding into bespoke plant and machinery design. He is co-author of one of the leading texts in the waste field “Practical Handbook of Processing and Recycling Municipal Waste” (CRC Press 1996).

Ian Simpkin
Finance

Ian Simpkin , MA(Cantab), FCA, has over 20 years of experience at senior management level. He trained with KPMG before joining a US based construction and energy corporation, rising to the CFO role for a civil engineering and construction subsidiary. He was finance director for Xilinx Europe, a Nasdaq 100 technology company during a period of rapid growth and expansion. His recent focus has been on the financial management of technology and ‘cleantech’ growth companies in the SME sector with several proceeding to successful exits via trade sale and IPO. He is also a graduate of the Insead International Executive Program.

Mark Christensen – Business Development
Co-Founder of Biocentre®

Mark Christensen MSc graduated in business management & economics, environmental conservation and chemistry, with a thesis in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) (Nottingham & Bath, respectively). He has spent over 15 years gaining practical experience in the industry, successfully planning, developing and managing mechanical processing facilities. This experience included operating several waste management facilities at senior level and he has worked for two German engineering companies specialising in waste processing systems and has in-depth knowledge of recycling and treatment technologies. He has a unique breadth of experience in regulatory and commercial aspects, as well as success in sourcing sites, obtaining Planning, permitting and developing projects. He has also led several major Local Authority waste contract tenders and progressed leading edge opportunities connecting new Regulatory developments.

Tom Jarman – Director
Co-Founder and Board Director

Tom is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer with a strong leadership record in senior positions in high growth technology and engineering businesses. Companies he has managed have achieved substantial revenue and profit growth and have delivered significant investor returns through trade sale, IPO and secondary exits. Tom was a Director and Senior Partner at technology Venture Capitalist MTI. He has been a non-executive Director, Chairman and CEO of several high growth private and public engineering businesses.

Peter Thomas
Operations

Peter has worked in the waste industry for over 20 years, principally at an operational level. He was Managing Director of Bristol’s largest privately owned waste management business until its sale in 2006, being responsible for the operation of a fleet of 80 collection vehicles and a number of waste and recycling facilities covering the wider sub-region from Bristol. As a registered assessor for statutory Certificates of Technical Competence, he now provides advice and mentoring to businesses involved in the waste management process – from waste producers through to waste management companies. He also specialises in permitting work and general waste contracting business as well as interim management for operational waste facilities. Peter is a Member of the Chartered Institution of Waste Management.

Stephen Ives
Project Management

Stephen has over 40 years experience in the construction industry. He is a highly motivated professional senior manager with wide experience in the construction process including planning, project management, and teamwork. His early career spans many years with Marples Ridgway, followed by Area Director at Fairclough Civil Engineering, Director of Higgs Hill Group, and MD of G. Pearce Civil Engineering. Latterly he was M.D. of Hochtief UK for 6 years. He has extensive experience in budgeting, management controls, tendering, programming and risk mitigation.

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