Co-owner & Technical Director
Richard is a qualified mechanical engineer with wide experience including 18 years in various roles in engineering and manufacturing companies. In the last ten years he has focused on hydro development, through the establishment of Glen Hydro. In his role as Technical Director he has been responsible for the engineering and design aspects of some 300 projects Glen Hydro has been involved in to date.
Primary areas of ownership are:
- Client relationships
- Oversight of technical design, construction and commissioning of all schemes
- Lead on liaison with DNOs (electric grid companies)
He also participates in the Feed-in-Tariff Working Party and the Scottish Government’s Hydro Task and Finish Group, presenting the industry’s position on levels of support required. He holds an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from Newcastle University.
When not working on hydro schemes, Richard’s interest include climbing mountains and coaching junior rugby.