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Meet our Senior Team

Our senior leadership team ensure that every project and programme is delivered with quality, innovative thinking and with an eye on the future. They define and deliver the vision and direction of the company. They support our clients’ journey to decarbonisation and ensure we accelerate their advantage.

Craig Wilson

Craig Wilson

Position - Chief Executive Officer

Craig joined Williams Advanced Engineering in November 2013, and in his capacity as CEO has seen the business successfully grow in automotive and motorsport, as well as apply the company’s ... Read more

Emma Reed

Emma Reed

Position - Head of HR

Emma joined Williams Advanced Engineering in 2016 at a time of rapid growth at the company. Emma is responsible for shaping and delivering the people strategy at Williams Advanced Engineering, ... Read more

Nathan Hill

Nathan Hill

Position - Head of Programmes

Currently Head of Programmes, Nathan oversees the project management and delivery of the company’s expanding multi-sector portfolio; leading the delivery of a number of major ... Read more

Rupert Finch

Rupert Finch

Position - General Counsel

Rupert joins us from Johnson Matthey Plc, where he spent 11 years. In the last 2 years he was Sector General Counsel for New Markets supporting amongst other areas its fuel cells, green hydrogen ... Read more

Paul McNamara

Paul McNamara

Position - Technical Director

Paul is responsible for overseeing the overall technical management and delivery of the company’s expanding range of projects in the automotive, motorsport, energy, defence and civil aerospace ... Read more

Sam Coughlin

Sam Coughlin

Position - Chief Operations Officer

Sam Coughlin is the Chief Operations Officer for Williams Advanced engineering, Sam is responsible for the organisational operations and delivery across the WAE business. Sam brings over 20 ... Read more

Alistair Ball

Alistair Ball

Position - Chief Financial Officer

With over 20 years’ experience in finance leadership within the engineering technology sector, Alistair Ball has joined Williams Advanced Engineering as Chief Financial Officer. Alistair ... Read more

Ian Cluett

Ian Cluett

Position - Head of Strategy

Ian has held several roles since joining Williams Advanced Engineering in 2012 and is currently Head of Strategy, leading the delivery of the company’s projects. Prior to joining Williams Ian ... Read more

Andy Bell

Andy Bell

Position - Head of Supply Chain

As Head of Supply Chain for WAE, Andy Bell is responsible for accelerating the development and implementation of robust supply chain and logistics strategies to support WAE’s expanding, global ... Read more

Andrew Baker

Andrew Baker

Position - Head of Manufacturing

Andy is responsible for the company’s varied and expanding range of manufacturing and battery assembly programmes. Andy also heads up operations in the main workshop and the activities for the ... Read more

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