Diverse Talents, Unified Vision
  • Simon Escott
    Simon
    Escott
    CEO

    Simon Escott, a third-gen CEO, leads our legacy-rich family business. Accomplished MD in aviation, aerospace, excelling in business planning, operations, and defense. Warwick Business School alum, his analytical skills and airworthiness insights drive our success.

  • David Evans
    David
    Evans
    Chairman

    With 30+ years in military and corporate roles, David excels as Chairman at Portsmouth Aviation, driving transformations. His leadership extends to Surrey NanoSystems and PowerPhotonic, where he champions innovation. With ADS Board and FTSE250 chair experience, he consistently mentors the company.

  • Oliver Bowles
    Oliver
    Bowles
    CFO

    Oliver Bowles, our CFO, joined Portsmouth Aviation in 2010, evolving into a Chartered Management Accountant. With over 13 years of dedicated service, his extensive exposure and experience uniquely position him to support the business beyond finance.

  • Chris Webb
    Chris
    Webb
    Technical Director

    Chris Webb, our esteemed Technical Director, boasts 21 years at Portsmouth Aviation. With a remarkable list of qualifications including CEng, FIMechE, MRAeS, BSc, MSc, LLB, LLM, and MBA, he spearheads technical excellence, driving innovation and ensuring our cutting-edge solutions surpass industry standards.

  • Andy Bowles
    Andy
    Bowles
    Director of Business Development and Strategy

    Andy Bowles, brings 25 years of engineering expertise, starting as a time-served toolmaker. His journey includes roles as a Commercial Manager and Supply Chain Director. An esteemed member of Portsmouth Aviation, Andy plays a pivotal role in shaping our company's future.

  • Kevin Saunders
    Kevin
    Saunders
    Operations Manager

    Kevin, our Operations Manager at Portsmouth Aviation, brings a wealth of precision engineering experience. Excelling in business process development and people management, he is outstanding in overseeing the activities at our impressive facilities.

  • Andy Stradling
    Andy
    Stradling
    Legal Manager

    Since June 2014, Andy, brings expertise with an LLB Law Degree and Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice. He is experienced in commercial law, contract management, export compliance, bid writing, intellectual property, international shipping, customer relations, and joint ventures.

  • Colin Armstrong
    Colin
    Armstrong
    IT Security Manager

    A Certified Information Systems Security Professional. With expertise in cybersecurity, technology innovation and compliance, he expertly safeguards our digital assets and information.