Management Team

The management team are all entrepreneurs who have extensive experience in innovative technology development in the energy and marine sectors.

Bill Hampton, Chief Technology Officer

bill_hamptonBill is an experienced engineer and entrepreneur with a track record of developing pioneering winch systems and cranes for the marine industry and leading the development in multiple cleantech businesses.


Colin Palmer, Development Delivery Director

Colin worked with  SSE between 2008 and 2017, where he primarily focused on offshore windfarm development.  He was the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Development Project Manager for nearly five years leading the project to consent in March 2014.  Colin was also Asset Manager for SSE on the Forewind (Dogger Bank) Offshore Windfarm Development Joint Venture. Before SSE, Colin worked at Airtricity in the UK, Ireland and the USA working in various onshore wind project and business development roles.

David Ainsworth, Interim CEO/Business Development Director

David is a senior manager, project manager and engineer with nearly 20 years experience with successful start up companies, the last being Marine Current Turbines which was acquired by Siemens in 2012.

Paul Jones, CFO

Paul JonesPaul was FD at Marine Current Turbines between 2005 and 2015. Paul is supporting KPS with the business planning, financial forecasting and overall business model.

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