Board of Directors
Mark Mills, Executive Chairman
Mark joined Velocity Composites as a Non-Executive Director in January 2015 and became Chairman in February 2016. From 2013 to 2017, Mark was non-executive Chairman of Mini Cam Enterprises Limited, 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 Technical 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, and became Chief Technical Officer in September 2018.
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).
Brian Tenner, Non-Executive Director
Brian joined Velocity in August 2018 as an Independent Non-Executive Director. He is a highly experienced commercial, operational and financial professional with over 25 years industry experience. Most recently Brian was CFO of the Main Market listed NCC Group Plc. Prior to that he was Group Finance Director at Renold plc from 2010 – 2016, Scapa Group plc from 2007 – 2010 and BNFL plc from 2003 – 2007. Brian started his career at PwC in Audit and Business Advisory Services. Brian holds a LLB (Hons) degree in Law from Edinburgh University, is a Chartered Accountant and completed an Advanced Management Programme at INSEAD in 2006.”
Meera Parmar, Non-Executive Director
Meera joined Velocity in September 2018 as an Independent Non-Executive Director. She is a Chartered Accountant (ICAEW) and qualified tax practitioner, with over 28 years’ audit and finance experience. Meera’s career started at KPMG where she fulfilled various roles before joining Lathams as Senior Tax Manager, and then until 2013 at Cowgill Holloway LLP ultimately as Tax Partner. More recently, Meera has built up a business consultancy practice advising owners of SMEs across a wide range of industry sectors on business strategy and turnaround, capital raising, accessing SME tax incentives and wider financial matters. Meera holds a BSc. degree in Economics from London School of Economics.