The Shell Team

Bob Mainwaring

Bob Mainwaring Shell Lubricants Technology Manager for Innovation

Bob Mainwaring
Shell Lubricants Technology Manager for Innovation

Mainwaring is a mechanical engineer who, prior to joining Shell in 1988, worked in the heavy engine and nuclear industries focusing on engine development and computational fluid dynamics. He is Shell Lubricants Technology Manager for Innovation, a role that neatly combines elements of his earlier roles in Shell, which included engine and lubricant research and chairmanship of industry groups linked to test and specification development.

Andrew Hepher

Andrew Hepher Vice President, Global Commercial Technology

Andrew Hepher
Vice President, Global Commercial Technology

Hepher was appointed Vice President, Global Commercial Technology in February 2016. In this he is responsible for leading a global team of scientists and engineers, developing and delivering a broad range of technology programmes including innovation, R&D and technical services that support Shell’s Downstream Global Commercial business. In his previous role, he was responsible for the global marketing of B2C lubricants.

Tony Davenport

Tony Davenport Shell Lubricants Innovation Project Leadert

Tony Davenport
Shell Lubricants Innovation Project Leader

An experienced mechanical engineer with a unique background in manufacturing, component design and prototyping, instrumentation, delivery and design of gasoline, diesel and lubricant development test methods. A champion of innovation with an ability to visualise solutions from a blank page, he joined Shell in 1997 as an instrumentation engineer, is now project leader in lubricants innovation with a focus on co-engineering and proof of concept demonstration.

Professor Gordon Murray and team

Professor Gordon Murray

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Professor Gordon Murray

Professor Gordon Murray built his first car in 1963 when he was just 17. In 1969 he moved from South Africa to the UK and joined a Formula One™ team as technical director, winning two world championships (in 1981 and 1983). The late 1980s saw a move to another major Formula One™ team, and under Murray's technical leadership the team won three consecutive championships (in 1988, 1989 and 1990). After 50 Grands Prix wins, Murray turned his attention to road cars – his designs are still regarded by some as the best-engineered cars in the world. In 2007, he launched Gordon Murray Design, a company with a mission to revolutionise petrol-driven cars using lightweight Formula One™ technology.

Andy Jones

Andy Jones, Design Director

Andy Jones
Design Director

We don’t want our car to just be a concept on a computer screen; we want it to work in the real world. That’s where design director Jones comes in – it’s up to him to make sure the design has integrity using his skills in computer aided design and manufacturing. He supported the team from the design phase through to build.

Matthew Brewerton

Matthew Brewerton Senior Design Engineer

Matthew Brewerton
Senior Design Engineer

Brewerton has 10 years’ experience working within the automotive and motor sport industry. He learned his trade working as a race mechanic for a local team, where he built, prepared, set up and ran cars for a number of race and rally championships. Brewerton joined Gordon Murray Design in 2013 and brings knowledge and expertise around revolutionary techniques based on Formula One™ lightweight technology, to the Project M team.

Zachary Seward

Zachary Seward Senior Stylist

Zachary Seward
Senior Stylist

Seward has 10 years’ experience working within the automotive and motor sport industry. Seward graduated from Coventry University in 2003 with a MA degree in Automotive Design and has worked at Gordon Murray Design for seven years as Senior Stylist.

Geo Technology engine specialists

Osamu Goto

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Osamu Goto
CEO

Engine laboratory Geo Technology is the brainchild of engineering guru Goto, former director and research and development manager of two major Formula One™ teams. His team were integral to researching and developing the engine of our concept city car.

Hidehito Ikebe

Hidehito Ikebe Director of Engineering

Hidehito Ikebe
Director of Engineering

Ikebe has an impressive background in the racing and automotive industries. Having worked at Geo Technology for 10 years, he provides technical solutions to clients and manages engineering operations. Ikebe worked closely with Goto as they optimised the engine.

The Millbrook Team

Andy Shepherd

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Andy Shepherd

Senior Engineer, Powertrain

Shepherd has great experience working with prototype vehicles having worked in automotive testing for 10 years on projects including whole vehicle durability evaluation and vehicle emissions measurement, both in laboratory and in real world environments. Shepherd has the knowledge and experience to develop and deliver test programmes that are repeatable and independently verified. 

Anthony Sale

Anthony Sale

Anthony Sale
Manager, Powertrain Vehicle Test

Sale joined Millbrook in 2005 and has managed major projects for numerous Automotive OEMs, UK Government and Agencies, MoD, component suppliers and for the fuel and lubricants industry. These range from light and heavy duty vehicle emissions, fuel additive and electric vehicle energy consumption and range testing to whole-vehicle track-based testing. Sale was responsible for the engineering and operational aspects of the laboratories and track facilities where the Shell concept car was tested.

Connectivity team

Thanos Kokkiniotis

Thanos Kokkiniotis Mobile Innovation Manager, Shell Retail

Thanos Kokkiniotis
Mobile Innovation Manager, Shell Retail

Looking after Shell’s Mobile Strategy, Kokkiniotis specialises in implementing change through leading edge innovative technology. Ranging from solutions on mobile payments technology, cardless transactions and connected vehicles, his passion and expertise lies in translating ideas and concepts into tangible products that can have a positive impact on people’s daily lives. His team’s mission is to showcase Shell’s ambitions in the connected car space by bringing digital technology into the vehicle.

Stuart Blyde

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Stuart Blyde
Shell Retail Marketing Innovations Manager

Blyde is a technologist at heart having started as a programmer back in 1999 since then he has spent his 16 years between IT and Marketing. Currently the role he undertakes is the Retail Senior Innovations manager which boils down to looking after the digital Connected Car and Connected Store and Mobile programmes for Retail Marketing. Blyde is also a gamer and you can see his influence on the gamification aspects of the Mobile App.

Sebastian Veldman

Sebastian Veldman

Sebastian Veldman
Innovation Lead, MOBGEN

With extensive knowledge in mobile technology and scientific research, Veldman has a passion for combining theoretical knowledge with creative solutions. Operating from a Lean-Agile mind-set in order to manage, design and develop digital products. Keen on pushing technology to it's boundaries and deliver immersive experiences. Mastered many skills in the fields of market research, product development, digital collaboration and human cognition, he formed part of the MOBGEN team developing the Shell Drive app.

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