Underlying the Company is the technical experience and expertise of Chris Bladon, co-developer of Bladon’s core technology, and Phil Heward, the world’s foremost designer and builder of micro-jet engines.

  • paul barret

    Paul Barrett

    CEO

    Paul is a serial entrepreneur with over 25 years leadership experience in technology innovation and product and business development. He has a BSc in Electronics from Sussex University and an MSc in Computation from Oxford University.

    Paul is a co-founder of Bladon.

    In 1984 he independently developed the world’s first high-speed implementation of the RSA crypto-system: the now widely adopted “Barrett Algorithm”.

    From 1985 to 1989, Paul worked for Computer Security Limited in various roles including, ultimately, Director of International Sales.

    In 1990, he co-founded authentication token business, SmartDisk, which he managed and led to a successful sale in 1996.

    Paul was recruited in 1997 by 3i plc to run VDL, pioneers of cognometric authentication technology, which he restructured and relocated to the USA as Passfaces Corporation.

  • Philip Lelliott

    Philip Lelliott

    Director

    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).

  • Simon Martin

    Simon Martin

    Head of Manufacturing

    Simon joined Bladon in January 2018 from Honeywell, where he held a number of roles including Director Six Sigma EMEA and Engineering Operational Excellence Manager, the latter covering operations across 25 European manufacturing sites. He has experience in Lean and 6 Sigma, including at a tier 1 automotive supplier.

    He has held leadership and management roles across manufacturing, testing and engineering and in multiple regions.

  • Andy Roberts

    Andy Roberts

    Head of Supply Chain

    Andy has 20 years experience in Engineering, Automotive and Aerospace Procurement for companies such as UTC, Honeywell, Aston Martin and Johnson Controls. Formerly Vice President of Purchasing at Kongsberg Automotive Fluid Transfer Division, he was responsible for the creation and development of a global purchasing team, development of supply chain strategies and has experience of the full procurement life cycle.

  • Neil Robson

    Neil Robson

    Chief Engineer

    Neil has twenty-eight years of experience developing complex systems for leading international companies including Rolls-Royce, BMW and Tata Motors, managing teams of engineers from a wide range of specialist areas, from research through to production. He is experienced in working internationally and joins Bladon most recently from Changan where he was Group Chief Engineer based in the UK R&D centre, and Capability Lead for Powertrain Controls and Calibration in China.

  • David Roberts

    David Roberts

    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.

  • Sir John Baker CBE

    Sir John Baker CBE

    Chairman

    John Baker has had a long career in leadership roles in the public and private sectors. He was Managing Director of the Central Electricity Generating Board, 1980-1989, and Chief Executive, then Chairman, of National Power PLC, 1989-1997.

    In the energy sector, he has led companies in renewable energy, infrastructure development, and distributed generation in both the UK and USA and held Board positions in global companies in the shipping, pharmaceutical, bio-technology and financial service sectors.

    Outside business, he has been a Policy Adviser to the British Government on education, unemployment and the environment, and was Chairman of the Senior Salaries Review Body.

    He also chaired the World Energy Council and various national performing arts organisations, including the English National Opera.

  • Paul Barrett

    Paul Barrett

    CEO

    Paul is a serial entrepreneur with over 25 years leadership experience in technology innovation and product and business development. He has a BSc in Electronics from Sussex University and an MSc in Computation from Oxford University.

    Paul is a co-founder of Bladon.

    In 1984 he independently developed the world’s first high-speed implementation of the RSA crypto-system: the now widely adopted “Barrett Algorithm”.

    From 1985 to 1989, Paul worked for Computer Security Limited in various roles including, ultimately, Director of International Sales.

    In 1990, he co-founded authentication token business, SmartDisk, which he managed and led to a successful sale in 1996.

    Paul was recruited in 1997 by 3i plc to run VDL, pioneers of cognometric authentication technology, which he restructured and relocated to the USA as Passfaces Corporation.

  • Dr Ralf Speth

    Dr Ralf Speth

    Non-Executive Director

    Dr Ralf Speth was appointed to the post of Chief Executive Officer at Jaguar Land Rover on February 18, 2010. Prior to this appointment, Dr Speth was Head of Global Operations at the international industrial gases and engineering company, The Linde Group, having joined the company as Vice President of Operations in 2002.

    Gaining a degree in Engineering from Rosenheim University, Germany, Ralf worked as a business consultant for a number of years before joining BMW in 1980. Having served BMW for 20 years, Ralf joined Ford Motor Company's Premier Automotive Group as Director of Production, Quality and Product Planning. Ralf earned a Doctorate of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration from Warwick University.

  • Clive Wilcox

    Clive Wilcox

    Non-Executive Director

    Clive is a Chartered Accountant (England & Wales) and a Certified Public Accountant (Delaware). His career includes public practice accounting, offshore banking and the power industry.

    Most recently, he served as CFO at the Manx Electricity Authority and subsequently as the CFO of AIM listed Renewable Energy Holdings plc.

  • Khalifa Hassan Al Daboos

    Non-Executive Director

  • Simon Harland

    Non-Executive Director