Our Team:

Yvonne Whiteley

Managing Director

Yvonne has been running her own businesses since 1984 and has been involved with RED Scientific since its formation in 1990, acquiring full ownership in 2000. Her passion for business led to her providing mentoring services as a “Business Angel” between 1986 and 2005, but she but gave up her other business pursuits in 2005 to focus exclusively on RED. Yvonne’s second passion is art and she collects 18th & 19th Century seascapes, original prints, vintage photography and modern sculpture.

Darren White

Head of Programmes

Darren joined RED Scientific in 2013 and is the Head of Programmes. He has over years’ experience as a project, programme and business manager in the defence sector, having previously worked in a variety of aerospace research and consultancy areas at QinetiQ. Darren is based at our Alton office. Outside of work, he is a Scout Leader for the 8th Alton Scout Group, often appears on the stage with a local amateur dramatic group and enjoys tinkering with his classic car – a TR6.

Jeremy Cogman

Digital Business Lead

Jeremy joined RED in 2020 to head up our expanding Digital Business, based in our Alton office. He has years’ experience in the Software Industry in a variety of technical, sales and managerial roles. Much of his career has been spent helping central and local government customers though he has also worked for private sector clients. Away from work, he has too many interests for the time available – including family, classic cars, motor racing and music. He is also on the governing body of a local federation of primary schools.

Julie Callow

Operations Manager

Julie joined RED in 2007 to support the company’s Operations activities. She is now Operations Manager, based in Alton, with overall responsibility for REDs growing Manpower Support business, the office and accounts administration, and List X Security. Her team acts as the Operations Management Office for RED’s many Framework Contracts and extensive Network of associate suppliers. Julie is a keen darts player, and has represented Hampshire, she is also a fair weather fisherwoman with the rest of the good weather spent at the allotment.

Marc Brûlé-Walker

Integrated Logistic Support Manager

Marc is a Specialist Supportability and Safety Engineer with over years’ experience as a Mechanical Engineer in the Armed Forces. Since joining RED in 2015, he has been employed as an Integrated Logistic Support Manager (ILSM) and Safety Manager supporting projects across MoD and wider industry. Marc is a Steering Group Representative for the MoD Engineering Delivery Partnership and an active member of numerous Safety Working Groups operating from RED’s Yorkshire office.

James Donaldson

Senior Project Manager

James joined RED in 2014 as a Senior Project Manager. He is based at the Alton office and has worked in the defence sector for over years. Prior to joining RED, James worked at QinetiQ in analysis and consultancy groups, managing a variety of projects and programmes. In his spare time, James is an enthusiastic and accomplished beekeeper who teaches beekeeping – he is a tutor and assessor for the British Beekeepers’ Association and a trustee of his local and county beekeeping associations.

Julie Codling

RED Network Operations

Julie works as part of the RED Operations Management Office, based in Alton, that processes the opportunities from our many Framework Contracts. She manages the day to day activities around our extensive Network of associate suppliers and wider business relationships and acts as List X Security Administrator. Julie is a keen London Irish Rugby supporter.

Dr Richard Underwood

Defence Analyst

Richard has over years’ experience in analysis in the defence environment, both within the Ministry of Defence and as a consultant. He has experience on a wide range of studies using quantitative & qualitative analytical techniques, with particular emphasis on historical analysis and wargaming. Richard is currently managing RED’s CIRSIUM Land Wargame. He is a Fellow of the Operational Research Society and a Chartered Physicist. Richard lives in Shropshire with his wife and two daughters.

Our Close Associates:

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.

Iain Jackson

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

Analyst Consultant

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 Scargill

Principal Consultant

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

Strategic Consultant

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

R&D Consultant

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.

Steven Langham

Defence Scientist

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 Hercock-Walker

Technical Consultant

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.

Gary Smith

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!