Founding Director & Chief Executive Officer
Philip is a Chartered Engineer with 20 years senior management experience in the engineering and automotive sectors.He has served as Chief Executive and Vice President in a number of UK and American multinational manufacturing companies, both publicly quoted and private.
Philip, also a co - founder of Bladon is a graduate in Production Engineering from Brunel University and is a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology(IET).
Chief Operations Officer
Paul has almost 30 years of maintenance, manufacturing and operations experience gained from a number of leading international companies that include Saint Gobain, BAE Systems and Rolls Royce leading multi-disciplined teams from launch through to full rate production. Paul joined Bladon from Jaguar Land Rover where he was responsible for engine manufacturing formally at the UK EMC followed by a global role based in China.
Brett is an accomplished executive leader, with over 30 years of global business experience and a proven track record of driving business growth in technology and manufacturing companies. He was Chief Executive of PE-owned LBC Tank Terminals Limited, 2009-2014, Group CEO of London listed Low & Bonar PLC, 2014-2018, and then CEO of Bridon-Bekaert Ropes Group, 2018-2019. Since 2018 he has been Non-Executive Chair of St Andrews Applied Research Limited, the umbrella company for the University of St Andrews’ technology transfer activity and commercial portfolio of companies.
Brett is a chemical engineering graduate from Monash University, Melbourne, holds an MBA from Columbia University, New York, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors. He has lived and worked in Australia, Hong Kong, China, USA, Switzerland, Belgium, and the UK. Outside business, he is a Trustee of The Wave Project, a UK wide mental health charity, and chairs its RemCom.
Gary is a qualified accountant (ACMA, CGMA) who has gained extensive business experience over the past 25 years in numerous senior roles.
Gary was a Founding Director of Bladon Jets on the Isle of Man and is currently CEO of Manx Telecom, which he helped lead to a successful IPO in 2015.
He is also Chairman of Isle of Man company Strix Limited, a world-leading innovator and manufacturer of thermostatic controls for water boiling appliances, which he helped lead to a successful IPO in 2017.
Deputy CEO, Investment Corporation of Dubai
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