Board of Directors
Mark Mills, Non-Executive Chairman
Mark joined Velocity Composites as a Non-Executive Director in January 2015 and became Chairman in February 2016. Mark has been non-executive Chairman of Mini Cam Enterprises Limited since 2013, a Lloyds Development Capital backed company that manufactures drainage and sewerage inspection systems in the UK and exports to over 30 countries worldwide. From 1999 to 2007, Mark was (the founder and) Chief Executive Officer of Cardpoint plc, an AIM quoted deployer of cash machines. Prior to founding Cardpoint, Mark successfully started, developed, acquired and subsequently sold a number of businesses with multiple site operations.
Jonathan Bridges, Chief Executive Officer
Jon co-founded Velocity Composites in October 2007. Jon has over 25 years’ experience within the advanced composites industry and is an experienced composite engineer. Previously, Jon was an Aerospace and Lean Solutions Specialist at Cytec Process Materials where he was responsible for direct sales support of UK and European based clients. From 2003 to 2005 Jon was a manufacturing engineer for Safran Nacelles where he was responsible for the manufacturing function for a growing, highly loaded aerospace unit supplying multiple assembly lines. Jon was appointed Chief Executive Officer in June 2016.
Alan Kershaw, Chief Financial Officer
Alan joined Velocity Composites as Chief Financial Officer in March 2016 having previously held senior roles in other AIM quoted companies. Alan was finance director of Ultrasis plc from June 2014 to October 2015 and Finance & Operations director of WH Ireland Group plc from 2010 to 2014. Alan qualified with PricewaterhouseCoopers as a Chartered Accountant in England and Wales (ICAEW).
Peter Turner, Non-Executive Director
Peter has over 38 years’ experience in the aircraft industry and began his career at Brookhouse Patterns Ltd, an aircraft tool making company that he co-founded. Soon after, the company formed an additional composites company which supplied components to the aircraft industry. The Brookhouse group of companies with over 500 employees was sold between 2004 and 2006. Peter joined the Board of Velocity Composites in 2016 as Non-Executive Director.