Ian brings wide-ranging international experience of the engineering business-to-business sector at both strategic and operational levels, having spent nearly 30 years with GKN plc. Ian served as a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Ultra Electronics Holdings plc from 2003 to 2012. He has been a Non-Executive director of Renold plc since 2010 where he also chairs the Remuneration Committee and was Chairman of Hydro International plc which he joined as a Non-Executive Director and Chairman-elect in October2014. He is also a Non-Executive Director of AIM listed Autins Group plc, which he joined in 2016.
Chief Executive Officer
Philip’s early career was in the space industry which included a key management role in the Prime Contractor team for Envisat, a large European satellite, managing multi million ECU work packages involving different companies across Europe. Philip joined Trackwise in 1999 and acquired the Company in 2000. Under his stewardship the Company has enjoyed sustained growth based largely through export success and innovation. Philip is named inventor on a number of UK and international patents and he has led several government supported R&D consortiums including a European CleanSky programme.
Philip holds degrees in both Aeronautical Engineering and Law and is a Chartered Engineer.
Latterly Group CFO Stock Spirits Group PLC. Led business though turnaround following profit warnings and activist shareholder involvement. Completed successful premium listing of the business and exit for PE shareholders on LSE. Developed strong relationships with non executive directors, shareholders, bankers and investor community (buy and sell side analysts). Development of business processes and corporate governance for operating as a public company. Establishment of Investor relations activity. Reduction in cost of debt and tax burden.
Chief Financial Officer
Mark is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a former partner with both Grant Thornton and Ernst & Young. He joined Trackwise in 2016.
Mark, as well as a career within the profession, has also been Group Finance Director of a large private company and was responsible for managing a balance sheet over £120m of gross assets; he has also served as CEO of engineering businesses and as a partner with a privately held investment business. He brings an increased level of direction to financial planning and financial control as well as strategic input in support of Philip Johnston.