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 Financial Officer
David has over 20 years experience in senior financial roles within the manufacturing and engineering sectors, including West Midlands engineering company Chamberlin plc, European FD at Titanium Metals Corporation and FD of Rear Vision Systems (a division of Britax plc). He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and qualified as an accountant with Ernst & Young.
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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