Meet our team

Simon Morrish

Former EY Entrepreneur of the Year award winner; founder and CEO of Ground Control and Levitate Capital; experienced investor in businesses and projects related to the electrification of energy and transport. 

Previously McKinsey & Co, with MBA from Harvard Business School.

Alan Mathers
Project Director

Alan is qualified as a Management Accountant and also a Treasury Accountant.  He has worked in professional services for 30 years including almost 20 years at Accenture where he was a Managing Director/Partner and then 8 years in Private Equity. Alan led a team of 1,700 people and has received multiple awards for inspirational leadership. 

Alan has extensive international experience and has worked on subsea pipeline projects in Africa, Europe and in the UK. This has included building and operating a pipe coating factory at a greenfield site in Nigeria. 

Martin Childerhouse
Development Director

Martin is a Construction professional with over 40 years experience in the UK Industry covering Engineering, Commercial and Construction roles.

Previous experience on large major projects include Heathrow Terminal 5 building, the Shard (tallest building in UK) and the recently completed Tottenham Hotspur new £850m stadium complex. All these have synergy with the Hunterston Cable facility, with high complex engineering and fast track build programmes.

Graham Hamill
Procurement Manager

Graham has worked within the electronic and heavy engineering industry for the past 20 years, working for FTSE 500 global manufacturing organisations. Gaining excellent product knowledge of pumps, compressors & auxiliary equipment.

Proficient leader who has managed teams of professional staff while managing operational spend up to £50M per annum. A skilled operations and procurement professional with extensive experience in project & change management within ERP implementations and process development.

Ben Lindsay
Project Manager

Ben holds an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Dundee. He has extensive experience working in Quality Engineering across multiple fast paced, high pressure industries. Most recently being responsible for the delivery of key power unit components for the Mercedes Formula One and Formula E teams.
Ben has a demonstrated history of being the lead customer facing technical advisor for multiple projects, both in the UK and internationally. He is an advocate for continuous improvement and actively participates in future business growth and development.

Chris Rae
Logistics Project Manager

Chris has worked with the logistics and warehousing supply chain for 22 years, during that time Chris worked for 8 years within the freight forwarding industry with Nippon Express managing warehouse and freight forwarding functions and then 12 years within logistics and warehouse management, leading the logistics teams at Bray Controls and Howden Compressors.
Chris has vast experience within the logistics and warehousing industry demonstrated across several industries in particular the electrical, electronic and engineering sectors.

Alex Gorrie
Project Manager

Alex has over 15 years’ experience within the Construction, Aerospace and Rail Industry. He has earned his degree in Engineering Management. Having held various positions within engineering and projects departments, Alex has experience working within multiple highly pressured industries, demonstrating his innovation, management, and leadership skills.

Passionate about continuous improvement, including company development and growth, Alex is a skilled communicator previously responsible for strategic planning, technical programmes and business growth including commercial leadership of the engineering and projects departments.

Conchita Blanco
Executive Assistant

Conchita has over 23 years of experience as an Executive Assistant, working across various organisations and industries, including local authority and management consultancy. She spent over 6 years based in London as the EA for a Global Managing Partner and the International Chairman of a Fortune Global 500 company.

Conchita has successfully managed and delivered multiple large conferences and events and is responsible for organising external events and consultations as well as internal company-wide functions.

Sim Hassall

Sim is an IT professional with over 15 years’ experience in building and leading teams in service management, project delivery, infrastructure, architecture, and software engineering. Recent experience includes leading enterprise finance and ERP programmes, bespoke systems development for business-to-business web applications and mobile and implementing Information Security Management Systems.

Sim is a postgraduate in Management from Henley Business School, a Prince 2 Practitioner and an ISO27001 lead implementer.

Mike Phillips XLCC

Mike Phillips
Head of Finance

Mike has 20 years accounting experience across a diverse range of businesses and industries, most recently working on a major national infrastructure construction project and key roles within the UK electricity transmission owner.

He believes a focus on the controls environment and ensuring proportionality is a key enabler for businesses to move forward while mitigating risk. 

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