Meet the executive team

Together, we drive the company vision, to set the standard for agility, innovation and collaborative working in the aerospace and defence industry.

We continue to promote our company values to empower our people while building and maintaining relationships with our global customer base.

Chief Executive Officer

Alistair McPhee


Alistair joined Marshall from Thales, where he grew the UK’s Ground Transportation business and transformed the company’s reputation for customer collaboration and excellence in delivery and service support. He also secured a £1 billion contract from Transport for London to upgrade the train control infrastructure for the Metropolitan, District, Circle and Hammersmith and City Lines.

His wealth of experience in the defence sector includes a 5-year period with BAE SYSTEMS Marine and 15 years with Thales Optronics. Having worked with the MoD for many years and civil UK regulated customers, he has also worked extensively with overseas customers, particularly in the US, Europe, Australasia and the Far East.

Commercial and Supply Chain Director

Mark Banfield


Mark joined Marshall having previously held senior commercial and supply chain positions in the construction, telecommunications and defence markets over the last 20 years, including Marconi and Telent in both the UK and in the Middle East.

Having started his career as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor in the Construction Industry, as a young graduate he went on to work in the Middle East and then in the UK on a variety of large Construction, Civil Engineering and Railway infrastructure projects with QS practices; Corderoy’s and Symonds. He went on to study Law focussing on complex Commercial and Supply Chain Management in Rail, Telecommunications and Defence.

MD Aerostructures and Land Systems

Ray Cutting


Ray joined Marshall from British Aerospace (Dynamics) having started as a graduate engineer before moving into Project Management. He has undertaken a number of roles within Marshall as Project Manager, Engineering Manager, Engineering Director and Managing Director of Marshall Specialist Vehicles.

His development within positions at Marshall has led him to his current role as Managing Director of Aerostructures and Land Systems where he heads up an agile and innovative team providing solutions for the armed forces and defence industry.

MD Major Projects and Strategy and Sales Director

Rupert Dix


Rupert joined Marshall from Agusta Aerospace Services S.A. where he was Managing Director and Accountable Manager (EASA Part-145). He was responsible for all aspects of the business across two sites. The business delivered helicopter material, transmissions repair & overhaul and maintenance services to a range of over 60 civil and military customers and service centres, predominantly in Europe, but also further afield in the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

His career started at GKN plc where he joined as an Engineering Graduate Management Trainee working in both the automotive and aerospace sectors. He then joined AgustaWestland (formerly GKN Westland Helicopters Ltd), pursuing management roles across Operations, Procurement, Bid Management, Programme Management, Marketing, International Government Sales and Customer Support.

MD Military Aerospace

Duncan Eldridge


Duncan joined Marshall from Morgan Composites and Defence Systems where he was president of the business, leading technologies in composite/ceramic armour for personal and vehicle applications in the UK, Canada and for export. It was a prime contractor for the UK MoD having developed, produced and supported the Mastiff family of armoured vehicles.

He has thirty years’ experience in international engineering businesses spanning automotive components, aerospace, defence and specialist materials.

Operations Director

Mark Follows


Mark joined Marshall from Royal Mail where he was a Programme Director before being promoted to Operations Director in 2012, overseeing the mail delivery function during the time of modernisation, transformation and privatisation.

In his early career he was in the Royal Air Force as an Engineering Officer and worked with Harrier and Chinook aircraft. He went onto join BPB and delivered an extensive modernisation programme as Operations Manager, and then onto Gypsum Technologies in Canada as Programmes and Operations Director.

Engineering Director

Stuart Hossack


Stuart joined Marshall from Lockheed Martin and MSI Defence Systems where he held Senior Management and Director positions covering both UK and International programmes within the Air, Land and Naval Sectors. He has also worked on several major programmes during his career covering Naval Gun Systems, Armoured Vehicles, Helicopter, Missile, Mission System Solutions and Training Systems.

During his early career he gained experience as an In-Service Support Manager and Electrical and Electronic Engineer with Rockwell Collins, MBDA, Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems and BAE Systems.

MD Advanced Composites

Dougie Hunter


Dougie joined Marshall from the Aircraft Research Association where he was the Chief Executive. In this role he secured structural investment, expanded the international customer base and lead the development of new cutting-edge capability.

Prior to this Dougie spent his early career with British Aerospace/BAE Systems and Airbus in various roles within the engineering, programme and commercial functions, culminating in the role of A350 programme Chief Engineer based in Toulouse.

Finance and ICT Director

Gary Moynehan


Gary joined Marshall from Ernst & Young where he became a chartered accountant specialising in audit. He spent his early years as an accounting and finance graduate working for HBOS and developed his general management skills as a Branch Manager before starting his career at Ernst & Young. He went on to progress rapidly through the ranks to Senior Manager with several large aerospace and defence customers as his clients.

Prior to his appointment as Finance and IT Director, he was heavily involved with Marshall Group in various business change programmes, including operating as the internal management lead on the design and launch of our highly successful Fit for Growth business transformation project.

HR Director

Daney Wilkinson


Daney joined Marshall following a 25 year career in HR roles across multiple sectors, including Smith & Nephew, Marconi and GEC Plessey Semiconductors, holding roles in the UK, Italy and Switzerland.

She has delivered organisation change programmes across international businesses and more recently supported HR transformation activity to support business growth.

Chief Technical Officer and Programme Management Director

Patrick Wood


Patrick joined Marshall from Lockheed Martin Space where he led all UK Space activity and international business development across a number of global teams.

Prior to his role at Lockheed Martin, Patrick held various roles within Airbus including CEO of Surrey Satellites Technology Ltd. He also spent seven years as the Programme Director for Skynet 5, where he was involved at offer stage and ultimately led the successful launch of the satellites. He started his career, following graduation from the University of Sheffield with a BSc (Hons) in Electrical Engineering, as a design engineer for Thorn EMI, now Thales in Crawley, Sussex. Patrick is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology and the Royal Aeronautical Society.