Our Senior Team
As founder & Managing Director Del takes control of all strategic matters & business partnerships within the company. His career started in the Royal Air Force back in 1973 as a Survival Equipment Fitter working on a wide range of military aircraft. After a career in the RAF combined with a wealth of expertise, he went onto work in various private parachute and survival businesses in the UK & Europe. Del’s passion for historical military survival equipment is clear today, he also utilises his RAF survival skills in Scouting where he inspires his love of outdoor adventure.
After a long career in managing accounts, Joanne decided to join her husband in the family business back in 2000. As Finance Director Jo took control and responsibility for all financial aspects of the business including budgeting, taxation, capital requirements and providing sound financial analysis to the top team. Jo finds working with Del both challenging and interesting at times. Outside of work they even share their passion for scout leadership where she can demonstrate her amazing creative talents.
International Sales Manager
Alex heads up the Sales & Business Development division both nationally and internationally, working across all of our business sectors. Alex’s philosophy to business success is through customer satisfaction and strongly believes that unrivalled service delivery is the key to success. Driven to be the partner of choice for both supply and service, Alex has already partnered SES with MSA while increasing our product portfolio in addition to securing new and exciting international distributors. Outside of work, Alex enjoys exploring the globe on both land and sea and when not in the fast lane himself, enjoys a Sunday afternoon watching the Formula1.
Mick joined SES as Compliance Consultant with responsibility for evolving the company QMS and enhancing our business & regulatory processes. SES will benefit significantly from his roles at Martin Baker as Chief Instructor and helping develop the MBA MRO business and at Hawker Hunter Aviation as Quality Manager. He has 27 year-long expertise in the RAF, the majority being spent on ejection seat maintenance and 5 years as an escape system support consultant including accident investigation. Outside of work, Mick has a passion for restoring motorbikes, loves music and hillwalking.
QA & Production Manager
Andy heads up SES’s Quality team and has been influential to us meeting and exceeding standards in customer care. A solid background of working in quality standards in the Aerospace and Defence industries and as an inspector of Data Recorders for various aircraft gave Andy a wealth of expertise that he has brought to SES. On a day to day basis, Andy drives the development and deployment of our quality assurance system in line with regulatory and certification requirements. Outside of work he enjoys music, gardening and entertaining and would one day like to be part of ‘Come Dine With Me’.
Lead Escape Systems Engineer
As Lead Escape Systems Engineer Andy has over 15 years’ experience of ejection seat system maintenance. Having worked in both the military and private sector he is responsible for the overhaul of Martin Baker seats and canopy jettison equipment including stripping, maintenance and testing. Expertise of working on the legacy era of MK2’s through to MK10’s, combined with his Royal Air Force career working on Tornado, Jaguar, Buccaneer and Victor, Andy is a great asset to SES. Away from work, Andy has a keen interest in British and world superbikes and attends race days as often as he can.