& Mentors

  • Mike Wilson

    Director & Investor
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  • Doug Duguid

    Director & Investor
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  • Professor Fred Glasser PhD, DSc, FIMMM, FRSE

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  • CE Geochem

    Testing Centre
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Mark Gillespie

CEO Mark Gillespie is a high-profile figure across the energy and renewables sectors, having held senior executive roles with a number of multinational blue-chip companies.  Mark has an enviable track record in leading teams and repositioning businesses to become market-leaders on a trajectory for sustained future growth.

Joining the Recycl8 team in 2022, Mark leverages his extensive leadership, commercial and operational experience to accelerate the launch of our ground-breaking technology to market, and beyond.

As passionate an advocate of the circular economy as the rest of the team, Mark is committed to driving forward Recycl8’s mission to create a sustainable future for our built environment, so as to leave a lasting legacy for future generations.

Ian Skene

With over 30 years’ experience in the waste management industry Ian, our Founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO), is a highly regarded authority on waste strategies. Ian is a Member of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management, and his expertise has been called upon by the Scottish Government on several occasions.

Having founded a company to set up a waste to energy incineration plant in Aberdeenshire, Ian believed there must be a better use for the ash as opposed to sending it back to landfill. A keen advocate of sustainable solutions and the Circular Economy, he successfully applied proven technologies from other waste industries to this relatively new waste stream.

Jim Young
Technical Industry Consultant

With over 40 years’ experience as a Chartered Civil Engineer in the construction industry, our Technical Industry Consultant Jim is committed to ensuring our product meets British Standards and is best positioned to meet the needs of the global construction market.


As well as working in construction design and management for national companies across the UK, latterly as Construction Director, Jim holds a number of positions within professional organisations including Fellow Membership of the Institute of Civil Engineers and is a local Council Member of the Aberdeen Association of Civil Engineers.


Jim brings both practical and technical expertise to Recycl8.  He has worked on several significant infrastructure and building projects in the UK including the development of high quantity cement replacement trials and application. Jim’s extensive experience in construction and expert knowledge in the field is crucial to maintaining the momentum of our journey to market by assessing our product’s field performance in relation to customer requirements and applications.

Yvonne Walker
Business Operations Manager

Our Business Operations Manager, Yvonne, brings a wealth of experience to the business, having previously been part of award-winning leadership teams for Tier 1 Companies in the energy sector. A Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel Development, Yvonne has a particular interest in coaching, resourcing and customer relationships. She is passionate about generating long-term, sustainable solutions which truly contribute to the Circular Economy.

Raymond Cowan
Finance Director

Finance Director at Recycl8, Raymond, completes our management team. A Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, Raymond has previously been part of several dynamic SMEs in key financial, commercial and general management roles, with a particular focus on organisations with enterprising new products and technologies.

Mike Wilson
Director & Investor

Mike joins us as a Director and Investor. He is a leading energy sector entrepreneur and founder of several successful businesses.  Mike is an expert problem-solver who has previously set up innovative technologies in response to his mantra ‘there must be a better way’.

Mike sees Recycl8 as a future thinking organisation who can make a real difference to the lives of people today, whilst leaving a legacy for his family, future generations and the planet we live in.

Doug Duguid
Director & Investor

Doug also joins as Director and Investor. He is a serial successful entrepreneur having founded and lead several award-winning energy sector organisations.

He now uses his extensive experience to help grow successful innovative companies whilst supporting energy transition and environmental sustainability.

Doug sees Recycl8 as a great investment who are a progressive organisation really making a difference on the road to creating a sustainable future for our planet.

Professor Fred Glasser PhD, DSc, FIMMM, FRSE

Fred is an Emeritus Professor in Chemistry at the University of Aberdeen.  A world-renowned authority on concrete and its properties, Fred works with both industry and government.  As our Mentor, Fred provides specialist technical support on all aspects of our concrete technology.

CE Geochem
Testing Centre

CE Geochem deliver tailored cutting edge research and development through applied laboratory studies, geotechnical modelling and consultancy services.

CE Geochem are currently working with Recycl8 to develop new technologies for processing IBA to meet end of waste specification when using in hydraulically bound engineering systems.  The focus will also be on characterising mineralogical transformations and geochemical performance through advanced testing work and complimentary geochemical modelling studies.

Find out more about CE Geochem.