Chris Holliday joined the Board in June 2015. In addition to this role he runs a consultancy business, Energy Aviation Services that specialises in the commercial aviation field including acting as a consultant to Cranfield Aerospace.
Following his graduation from Bristol University in 1985 with an Honours degree in Aeronautical Engineering, Chris joined British Aerospace as part of their commercial aircraft sales and marketing team. Chris held a range of technical sales and marketing
Chris Earnshaw has been appointed as non–executive Chairman of Cranfield Aerospace Limited with effect from 1st May 2010. He has extensive experience as an executive and non-executive director in high technology and service businesses.
He was a member of the BT plc Group Executive Management Board from 1991 until 2002 and was Group Engineering Director with responsibility for engineering and technology matters across the company worldwide. Prior to that he was Managing Director
Paul was appointed as the CEO of Cranfield Aerospace Ltd from 1 December 2015. He has extensive experience in executive roles in: aerospace, technology and service businesses.
During 2014/2015 Paul was the Chief Commercial Officer for Vocality, a manufacturer of satellite, defence and maritime specific network routers, voice and communications sub-systems. In that role he was responsible for driving growth and ensuring integrated commercial success, covering: sales, marketing, customer
Non-Executive Director and Technical Consultant
The founder and former Technical Director of Cranfield Aerospace, Emeritus Professor of Aerospace Engineering at Cranfield University Ian Poll is now a Non-Executive Director of Cranfield Aerospace and a technical consultant to the company.
As the Head of Cranfield Aerospace's parent, the College of Aeronautics, he founded the Company in 1997 and served as Managing Director from 1997 until 1999. In that capacity, he was responsible
As well as being a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Cranfield Aerospace, Professor Philip John is the Head of School of Engineering at Cranfield University. The School’s activities embrace aerospace, automotive, oil and gas, renewable and offshore energy engineering and air transport.
Professor John is also the Professor of Systems Engineering at Cranfield University. He has nearly thirty years experience in Systems Engineering in a career within industry and academia
Sebastian Di Cataldo joined Cranfield Aerospace as Finance Director and Company Secretary on the 2nd June 2008.
Early in his career Sebastian held a number of positions with Lloyds Bank, the Thomas Cook Group and UAC International (part of Unilever plc) prior to qualifying with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in 1986.
After qualifying Sebastian held a senior role in a prominent Contract Research business engaged in pharmaceutical safety evaluation. Sebastian
Andy Pitcher, Senior Project Manager has more than 30 years experience working in the aerospace industry, both in engineering and programme management. His skills cover a broad spectrum, including design, manufacture, assembly, installation, test, integration and certification organisation.
Andy is responsible for the project management of aircraft modifications, which has included the design, manufacture, installation and testing of scientific equipment
Dr Balbir Gabri is Chief Scientist at Cranfield Aerospace Ltd.
He received a BSc in Aeronautical Engineering from Manchester University in 1971 and PhD in Structural Dynamics from Cranfield University in 1979. After working in various departments at Cranfield a University, he joined Cranfield Data System Ltd in 1985 as Technical Director and developed software for Modal Testing, Fatigue,Acoustic Intensity,Rotating Machine and Flutter analysis. He has provided training in these subjects
Gordon is currently an Associate Director and the Head of Airborne Systems Group at Cranfield Aerospace Ltd (CAe), looking after CAe’s interests in a wide range of sectors including manned aircraft design, modification, certification and maintenance services, advanced G-cueing simulation products (aerospace and motorsport), flight test platforms and development of UAS products and services.
Gordon graduated with a BEng in Aeronautical Engineering starting his career at Hunting Engineering
John has recently joined Cranfield Aerospace Ltd as Chief Aircraft Engineer and Continuing Airworthiness Manager.
He will be your point of contact for any queries relating to maintenance or airworthiness and is always happy to explore Opportunities in this area. Flexibility is his watchword and will always try to work to suit you, the customer.
John has a wealth of experience in the General Aviation market and also with Regional Airline aircraft gained through over 20 years as
Justin Lewis is the Friction Survey Manager at Cranfield Aerospace Ltd. He obtained a BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering with Sustainability from Brunel University London and has previously worked for Black & Veatch in the water engineering sector, and for Lafarge Tarmac at their pavement technical innovation laboratory. Justin has been with Cranfield Aerospace since 2014 and leads a specialised team in conducting friction surveys on runways and helidecks.
Paul Lewis has been the head of Cranfield Aerospace’s Safety and Suitability Technologies Group since 2012.
He received a BSc in Aeronautical Engineering from City University and joined Hunting Engineering Ltd as a stress engineer. After a 17-year career spanning many roles and departments, including stress, trials and systems, Paul decided on a change of scenery and moved to Cranfield Aerospace Ltd. to work in the field of measurement and analysis of the effects of mechanical environments
Peter has been Head of Design for Cranfield Aerospace since 2002 and has also filled the role of Chief of the Office of Airworthiness since we gained our EASA Part 21J Design Organisation Approval in 2005.
A Bristol University Aeronautical Engineering graduate, he joined Cranfield in 1990, initially as a Senior Stress Engineer, having spent six years with British Aerospace on the analysis and testing of Airbus wings. Peter worked on a wide variety of programmes at Cranfield in this period
Stephen has led the Historic Aircraft part of the business for the last five years. He is your point of contact for new enquiries and can help guide you to the services we offer.
As an engineer, he is experienced in the assessment of aircraft structures and systems for both structural performance and airworthiness. In addition, he has a broad set of engineering skills across analysis, design, test and systems engineering.
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