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.

David Ainsworth

Chief Executive Officer
  • 20 years in the energy sector
  • Developer of novel technologies, latterly with Marine Current Turbines

Paul Jones

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

Bill Hampton

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

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


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.

28 November 2018: We are currently recruiting for a Control Simulation Engineer.

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