Meet the team at ATEC

ATEC is led by its CEO Ben Jeffreys and a highly skilled International Leadership Team, each specialists within their field and driven by ATEC’s vision of every farmer having a biodigester.


Ben Jeffreys


As ATEC’s CEO and strategic leader Ben has an unwavering commitment to unlocking the potential in others.

Ben brings over 14 years experience in managing teams across social enterprise, international development and corporate sectors. Before his role at ATEC Ben worked as National Development Manager at SSE, Product Development Manager at Oxfam, and Retail Sales Executive at Westfield.


Rebecca Penglase

Country Director Cambodia

As the head of ATEC’s Cambodian business unit Rebecca combines exceptional leadership skills and a strong focus on people.

During her time in the corporate and social enterprise sectors Rebecca has developed an exceptional skillset for project and people management, consulting & HR. Previous roles include Strategic HR Advisor & Mentor as well as Program and Portfolio Manager at Accenture.  


Lachlan Harris

Lead Engineer

As our lead engineer Lachlan is driving the innovation & constant improvement at ATEC.

Lachlan has over 10 years experience in engineering and biogas. In that time Lachlan has lead various teams across multiple engineering disciplines. Lachlan has a strong focus on quality assurance and product development which ensures ATEC products are world leading.


Klaus Crean


Klaus is ATEC’s strategic marketing and communications expert.

Klaus brings 10 years of marketing experience to ATEC’s team. During his time in Berlin Germany, Klaus specialized in building passionate marketing teams and developing scalable marketing strategies for rapidly growing startups and SME across energy and renewables.


Pech Phat


As our financial guru Pech works hand in hand with Rebecca to drive the Cambodian strategy.

Pech has 12 years experience in finance and administration across private sector business and NGOs. Previous roles include Finance Manager at PSE, Finance Officer at MAS and Accounting Officer at Universal Standard English School. Pech holds a bachelor in Finance and an MBA in General Management.