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Our Team

EcoGen's management team have a wealth of experience in the development, operation and financing of a wide range of renewable energy technologies. Read more about the members of our management team below:



Steve Read

Managing Director

Steve has over twenty years’ experience in infrastructure finance and investment including ten years specialising in the financing of renewable energy projects. Formerly Head of Renewable Energy Finance at Barclays and Investment Director at Climate Change Capital, Steve has been an active board member of several renewable energy companies.


Tim Kirby

Technical Director

Tim is a Masters Engineering graduate with over thirty years’ renewable energy experience encompassing technical, business and political spheres. He has been involved in an extremely broad range of renewable energy projects, from small, autonomous and community led schemes through to large wind farms.

Tim was Chairman of the British Wind Energy Association (now RenewableUK) from 1995 to 1996.


Bridget Thorp

Finance Director

With over twenty years’ experience as a financial accountant involved in management and statutory reporting, Bridget has specialised in renewable energy for over seven years. She has extensive experience in PPA Settlement and Ofgem Accreditation and Reporting procedures. Formerly Senior Audit Manager at PKF (UK) LLP, Bridget has also been a board member of several renewable energy companies.


Mike Urwin

Asset Management Director

Mike, a graduate mechanical engineer, joined EcoGen having spent several successful years in Management Consultancy with Accenture, a global management consulting, technology and outsourcing company, where he focussed on Process Creation & Improvement, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Project Delivery.

Mike has experience of a wide range of industries, markets and company dynamics through projects that have included delivering increased retail sales for BMW’s UK Dealerships, developing a CRM system for Jaguar Land Rover in the UK, US, China and Germany and the design, development and implementation of a new IT Policies & Standards Framework for over 400,000 IT Users at BP.


Lewis Hamilton

Asset Manager

Lewis’ broad range of expertise has been developed in a variety of roles – from client facing, customer service to research and analysis – across a number of industries.

Lewis has over 4 years’ experience of project support and management on renewable energy projects, throughout their development and operation, and takes a leading role in the analysis and interpretation of wind turbine production and performance data.


Austen Hamilton


Austen has over thirty five years’ experience across a broad range of roles in company administration, property & assetmanagement, financial management and sales & marketing. He has been involved with renewable energy for the lasttwenty five years where he has managed the development of projects with a total capital value in excess of £80m.


Louise Hamilton

Finance and Administration Manager

Louise has been in this role at EcoGen for over ten years, handling all aspects of internal and external administration and reporting, to strict deadlines, as well as on-going support to the EcoGen team.