Dr Ian Rowley
Ian has worked in consultancy for many years, applying the tools of OR, Business Modelling and Systems Thinking to challenging issues in defence, business and, latterly, management of big science infrastructure. He joined RED in 2014 from the University of Southampton where he was a business liaison manager for the OR group (CORMSIS) but his support as a RED Associate dates back to 2004. Since 2014, Ian has also owned The Haslemere Bookshop.
Supportability & Safety Consultant
Iain provides support to REDs Integrated Logistics Support capability and is a Specialist Supportability and Safety Engineer with over years’ experience in both the Aerospace and Land environment. Since 2015, he has supported a wide variety of ILS, Quality Management, Safety Management and Analysis projects. Iain is currently a RED Steering Group Representative for the MoD Engineering Delivery Partnership (Aurora). He is based in our Yorkshire office.
Dr Martin Paul
Martin has over years’ experience in Systems Engineering and Operational Research with a formal background in Design of Experiments, modelling and analysis. Becoming a RED Associate in 2010, Martin has worked in NATO and UK military headquarters and presented study recommendations at senior government (3-Star General) level on multiple occasions. Martin is currently supporting RED wargame and simulation development for Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC).
Eric retired as a Director of RED in 2019, having joined the company in 2001, but now supports us as an Associate with a primary focus on consultancy support to the quality systems development for SWPT and also providing bidding support for larger RED opportunities. He is a Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (MIET), is a Chartered Quality Professional (MCQI) and an ISO 9001 & ISO 27001 Lead Auditor. Eric is married, a keen Harlequins Rugby supporter and he likes to cycle and walk to keep fit.
Dr Robert Bristow
Robert joined RED Scientific as an Associate in 2016 and has primarily provided customer friend support, via RED, for the Dstl ASC and ASTRID programmes. He has over years’ technical consultancy experience in the Aerospace, Defence and Security market and, before joining RED, he led a 150 strong business to growth and acquisition. He brings particular expertise in company strategy and major business capture. Married with two children at university, Robert is also a keen squash player.
Dr Stephen Takel
Steve acted as RED’s Technical Director from Jan 2015 to Jan 2021 and has over years’ experience in the defence industry, split equally between technology generation and exploitation. RED projects Future Sonar, BATTLS, MyoNav and PPWS (to name only a few) have benefited from his considerable understanding and talent at leveraging research funding. He loves the challenges involved with solving clients’ problems and Horizon Europe is now in his sights. Steve enjoys spending his spare time with his family, distance running and doing DIY.
Dr Steve Coulson
Operational Research Consultant
Whilst he is also a serving military officer, Steve supports RED’s Defence Operational Research capability as an Associate Consultant and has developed techniques to support counter-terror and counter-insurgency operations at strategic and operational levels, including human terrain mapping, social-media measures of effect and network research. Steve is active in mathematical research into intelligence and maintains extensive links with academia.
Steve has years’ experience in Defence, where he has led research and operational analysis packages – including COEIAs, Capability Audits and the Defence Scenarios programme. Steve has most expertise in the C4ISR, weapons, electronic combat and CBRN domains. Steve was part of the Niteworks MOD-Industry partnership and has considerable experience in Open Source Intelligence gathering, processing and dissemination. Steve is also a wildlife conservation expert and an avid collector & researcher of antique military swords.
Nigel supports RED’s Integrated Logistics Support capability – specifically the Safety Engineering and Safety Management functions – supporting numerous platforms, equipment and delivery teams within the Defence domain. An experienced safety engineer and operations consultant, he supports the development and maintenance of effective Safety & Environmental Management Systems (SEMS), Safety & Environmental Management Plans (SEMPs) and safety case production and support.
AXIAH Technical Management Services Ltd. have been working with RED for over years, collaborating on a number of projects in support of UK MoD, and providing engineering & management consultancy to Research & Acquisition programmes. Together, we have together developed an enviable reputation across a broad range of disciplines including Systems Engineering, Requirements & Acceptance and Capability Management, Operational Analysis, Safety & Environmental Protection, Supportability & Integrated Logistics, and Risk Analysis. AXIAH currently support RED with enduring advisory contracts within the DE&S Integrated Battlespace Operating Centre, as well as providing resource support to multiple commercial frameworks on which RED are active.
Airborne Equipment Specialist
Gary is an ex-Royal Air Force Test Parachutist who served in the military for 23 years. He joined RED in 2019 to become a contractor for the C17 CSAE Delivery Team at DE&S. His role includes: contributing to all safety-related aspects of the airborne environment (as the SQEP for all Hazard Working Groups); creating system requirements for design organisations by utilising his in-depth knowledge of his users’ unique set of requirements; the provision of capability through Equipment Clearance Requests or, where required, detailed acceptance criteria to advise trials agencies where missing data may exist; and Independent Technical Evaluation of airborne equipment related data. As a keen grassroots football coach, he also stays busy at the weekend!