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.
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.