The Team

KPS team

The KPS team

The KPS team is made up of expert engineers, technicians and support functions from a variety of backgrounds.


The management team

The management team are leaders and entrepreneurs with extensive experience of innovative and clean technology development in the energy and marine sectors.

Simon Heyes

Chief Executive Officer
  • Over 25 years’ experience in the energy sector
  • Chartered mechanical engineer

Bill Hampton

Chief Technology Officer
  • Founder of KPS
  • Serial entrepreneur with experience in the marine, hydraulics and renewable energy sectors

Paul Jones

Chief Finance Officer
  • 20 years accountancy experience, and chartered accountant
  • 10 years as CFO and interim CEO with Marine Current Turbines

David Ainsworth

Business Development Director
  • 20 years in the energy sector
  • Developer of novel technologies, latterly with Marine Current Turbines

Colin Palmer

Delivery Director
  • Extensive experience with Airtricity and SSE in developing onshore and offshore wind farms
  • Masters in Engineering Project Management

KPS Board Members

Dr. Andrew Tyler CBE


Niklas Rotering

Appointed by E.ON

Dr. Sian George

Appointed by Scottish Enterprise

Robert Linck

Appointed by Shell

Paul Hammond

Appointed by Schlumberger


Building on the success of recent rounds of investment, KPS is embarking on the challenge of commercialising kite powered technology on a large scale.

KPS provides a unique opportunity to work at the forefront of the rapidly evolving kite energy sector. We are seeking experienced and talented people to join our team.

We have taken the Scottish Business Pledge, and are a Living Wage Employer.

If you believe you have the skills, experience and enthusiasm to join our team, please send your CV to info@kps.energy.