Rebecca Hatch, IEng MILP
Managing Director

Getting to know Rebecca

Rebecca Hatch became Managing Director in June 2019.

An ILP Member (MILP) and Incorporated Engineer (IENg) with 15 years in the exterior lighting sector, Rebecca has a wealth of engineering experience from her background in lighting design, consultancy and contracting; understanding clients’ needs and the challenges faced in an ever-evolving industry.

She was previously Commercial Director and graduated in 2018 with an MBA from London South Bank University. As INDO enters an ambitious new era, Rebecca will be focusing on delivering a five-year strategy for INDO which incorporates diversification into new markets outside of UK Exterior Lighting including Horticulture and export. INDO’s core business continues to be in exterior lighting with wide-ranging growth plans for the street lighting and rail markets including new product development and expansion of the UK team over the coming year.

Rebecca is Vice President Infrastructure for the ILP, sits on the HEA HEMSA Council and is also a STEM Ambassador working with local schools.  She has a keen interest in historic lighting, and developing the public realm/urban spaces for the benefit of users.

Rebecca’s background in lighting, before INDO

Atkins Global
Rebecca joined Atkins as junior technician, progressing to Assistant Lighting Engineer, providing consultant services to public and private sector clients including Highways Agency Area 6.

Recruited to WSP as a Lighting Engineer Rebecca was promoted to Principle Engineer and Design Manager for Westminster City Council from 2014 under a new contract with FMConway.

As Business Development Manager Rebecca maintained an active role in the management of Westminster CC contract, working closely with WSP team.

What Rebecca really likes about the lighting industry

Its a very friendly, social industry where everyone knows each other and there’s little rivalry.  I enjoy the fact that every day is different, where each customer or project has it’s own requirements and that keeps it interesting, whatever role you are doing.  Technology is facilitating change and I find it exciting working on projects that keep up with the possibilities.  

Rebecca’s top professional accomplishments…

  1. Graduating with Distinction, MBA in 2018.
  2. Co-founding the YLP in 2009 to help support other under 35’s in the lighting industry.
  3. Winning the best national paper at the ILP conference for my presentation on Gas Lighting.
  4. Successfully delivering high profile projects whilst working with Westminster City Council with both WSP and FMConway.

Her favourite pastimes

  • I like to travel, particularly to cities to experience local culture, food and drink.  Love staying in boutique hotels.
  • I enjoy cooking and experiment with new recipes.
  • Current hobby is looking after my English bulldog Bruce, taking him exploring the English countryside.

And Rebecca’s favourite website is…

Because of the variety on there of everything I love to read about; fashion, beauty, travel, food, opening of new hotels and restaurants, TV reviews and interviews but with a focus on what women want to read and see.