Key Members:

Yvonne Whiteley

Managing Director / Chairman

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

Director Finance

Darren joined RED Scientific in 2013 and 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

Director Data & Digital

Jeremy joined RED in 2020 heading 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

Director Operations

Julie joined RED in 2007 to support the company’s Operations activities. She is now our Director of Operations, based in Alton, with overall responsibility for RED’s 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

Director Engineering

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.

Iain Jackson

Integrated Logistic Support Manager

Iain provides support to RED’s Integrated Logistics Support capability and is a Specialist Supportability and Safety Engineer with over years’ experience in both the Aerospace and MoD 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.

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 and parkrunner.

George Coey

Programme Consultant

Dr Ian Rowley

Consultant

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.

Keith Scott

Technical Manager

Keith is one of our new employees supporting RED’s Land Equipment Failure Report Analysis Service (LEFRAS) as the Technical Manager. He has developed techniques to support Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) Project Teams at strategic and operational levels, including failure analysis and training. Keith has an in-depth knowledge of Military equipment from years in the Army, actively supports DE&S to improve the overall Land Equipment failure reporting and maintains extensive links with key MOD stakeholders.

Dr Andy Hodgson

Head of Operational Analysis

Andy joined RED from Babcock International Group where he was Head of Information Exploitation. He is an experienced data-oriented professional with extensive analytical abilities and expertise across broad aspects of the defence, security, maritime and digital landscapes. He has a proven record of delivering insight into global markets and developing innovative solutions, and has a passion for the environment. Outside work he enjoys family time and is a director of the Falklands Ultra event.

Gary Allcock

Supportability Engineer

Gary is a Specialist Supportability and Safety Engineer with over years’ experience as a Mechanical Engineer in the Armed Forces. Prior joining RED in 2022, Gary had been previously employed as an Integrated Works Team Manager (IWT) on the Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers for BAE Systems from 2009-2015. Following that, Gary worked as the Engineering Manager for Balfour Beatty Rail Plant, Road Rail & Specialist Plant from 2015-2021.

James Howdle

Integrated Logistic Support

Jim supports RED Scientific’s ILS and safety functions. He previously worked in these roles on major Defence communication and ISTAR programmes whilst with Defence Equipment & Support organisation. After leaving the MOD, Jim worked in the transport sector (TfL), project managing the acquisition of rolling stock. Away from his work with RED, Jim runs Forest School sessions for young people with diverse learning challenges and is nearing completion of a BA(Hons) Environmental Studies degree course.

Ian Wilde

Supportability Engineer

Ian “Wildey” Wilde joins RED’s engineering team as a safety and support engineer. Ian has worked as a project engineering lead in the Soldier Radio Team at Leonardo UK, and as a project manager at an automotive design house – supporting the design and manufacture of interiors. Ian finished his 25-year career with REME as the 16 Air Assault Brigade Artificer Sergeant Major, delivering command and control across Equipment Support elements of the British Army. Ian also runs a successful indoor rowing club and has won medals at national events!

Brady Philips

Software Developer / Analyst

Brady joined RED in May 2022 as a graduate to assist with the company’s software development operations. Based in Alton, Brady is initially working on the Cirsium wargame under the supervision of Jeremy Cogman. In his spare time, he enjoys studying and playing chess and also contributing to various open-source projects.

Chris Olive

Supportability Engineer

Chris Olive supports RED Scientific’s engineering safety function as Senior Safety Engineer. Before leaving the MOD in 2007 he worked within the Defence Logistic Organisation (now DE&S) as project engineer for one of that organisations rotary wing delivery teams. Chris previously worked as an operations manager in the onshore gas industry, ensuring the safe delivery of process operations in a high hazard environment for over years. Chris enjoys spending time with his family, walking his dogs in the countryside and touring the UK on his motorcycle.

Paul Clark

Engineering Support Manager

Paul joined RED in Feb 2023 to support the company’s engineering activities, as the Engineering Support Manager. He joined RED after retiring from the Army after 28 years in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME). Paul is a member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and Incorporated Engineer (IEng). Out side of work he is a keen skier, cricketer, and collector of British and Commonwealth Medals and Militaria.

Beverley Adam

Senior Project Manager

Beverley rejoined RED in March 2023 as a Senior Project Manager. She had previously been working at Fujitsu Defence Ltd. for nearly 7 years – firstly as the Atlas Implementation and New Business Project Manager, and then as the Transition and Transformation Project Manager, migrating the SPOC Helpdesk (Alix) from Atlas DII to MODNET. During her time at Fujitsu, she also undertook the role of Capability Manager for a team of 10+ project resources. In her spare time Beverley enjoys socialising, walking, foreign travel and spending time with her 3 young grandsons.

Adrian Wood

Supportability Engineer

Adrian joined RED in December 2022 as a Supportability Engineer with over years’ experience as a mechanical engineer. After a full career in the British Army, Adrian has worked in the Motorcycle, Waste Recycling and Rail Industries, graduating from De Montfort University with a BSc (Hons) in Motorsport Engineering. He has taken part in the Mongol Rally, (Goodwood to Ulaanbaatar) and completed the Southern Ocean leg of the Clipper Race from Cape Town SA to Albany Australia, raising money for Charities.

Kieran Menon

Operations Support Administrator

Kieran joined RED Scientific in July 2022 to support the Operations Team as Operations Support Administrator via the Job Centre’s Way to Work Scheme. With a background in Software Development Kieran has worked in IT and Network Systems based roles. Kieran volunteers as a youth worker at his local church where he helps run activities and events for the youth of the local community and he also helps out at his local food bank. Kieran enjoys singing, often spending his down time recording songs, and is also a lover of manga comics!

John Whiteley

Programme Manager

Juris Zingitis

Head of IT

Juris has over years of experience in IT, fulfilling various roles from end user support to systems configuration specialist. He has previously worked for SMEs and local government as well as blue chip organisations such as Network Rail, Portwell and others. He received an award from the Latvian Ministry of Defence for work during the NATO summit in Riga, Latvia in 2006. Besides IT, Juris had a successful career as an opera singer working for the Latvian National Opera and overseas for over years. Away from work his interests are classical opera, composing music, aviation, coarse fishing and traveling by car all over Europe.

Jamie Morris

Software Developer/Analyst

Jamie joined RED in April 2024 as a Computer Science graduate to join the company’s software development operations. Jamie is based in Alton and reports to Jeremy Cogman. In his free time, he enjoys studying, swimming, and exploring the countryside.

Ryan Lipscombe

Senior Developer

Our Close Associates:

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.

Dr Martin Paul

Consultant Analyst

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 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.

Gary Smith

Airborne Equipment Specialist

Gary is an ex-RAF Test Parachutist serving in the military for 23 years and joined RED in 2019 as a contractor for DE&S C17 CSAE DT. His role includes contributing to all safety-related aspects of the airborne environment (SQEP for all Hazard Working Groups); creating system requirements for design organisations utilising his in-depth knowledge of users’ requirements; providing capability through Equipment Clearance Requests, detailed acceptance criteria advising trials agencies where missing data may exist; Independent T&E of airborne equipment related data. Gary is also a keen grassroots football coach.

AXIAH

Consultant

AXIAH Technical Management Services Ltd. have worked with RED for over years, collaborating on various projects supporting MoD, and providing engineering & management consultancy to Research & Acquisition programmes. Together, we have 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  support RED with enduring advisory contracts within DE&S Integrated Battlespace OC, as well as providing support to multiple commercial frameworks on which RED are active.

Evri Insight

Digital Consultants

Evri Insight provides expert consultants, modellers, data scientists and developers to enable smarter decisions on high value complex programmes. Utilising advanced analytical tools and techniques, the Evri Insight team deliver unique hindsight, insight and foresight from vast amounts of data to enable evidence-based decision making. We approach our work with the goal of making a positive difference, whilst continuously harnessing innovative ideas to deliver clarity and genuine value to our clients. As individuals, we are tenacious and rigorous, and take shared responsibility for the success of a project.

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.

Tom Dewar

Consultant Analyst

Tom is a highly able and versatile data science analyst and leader, with years’ experience in the public and private sectors. With a proven track record in presenting complex technical ideas to senior executives influencing decisions. Tom managed large teams of staff, along with complex portfolios of projects and budgets, retaining and developing strong technical data processing skills, analysis and presentation. Possessing domain experience in criminal justice, health, transport and utilities, Tom has an MSc Operational Research from Strathclyde University and a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from Aberdeen.

Dr Mathew Davies

Consultant Analyst

Mathew has spent the last 40 years applying mathematical rigour and a wide range of modelling techniques to complex real-world problems. He has designed, built, delivered and maintained a range of mathematical models and software systems. His work has spanned applications including: the analysis, modelling and simulation of hi-tech systems; benefits realisation; optimisation; forecasting; cost-benefit analyses; reverse engineering and software protection. A chartered engineer, mathematician and physicist, Mathew is a season ticket holder at Luton Town FC, dabbles in recreational maths, and works in local schools as a STEM ambassador.

Martin Slaughter

Consultant Analyst

Martin co-founded Hartley McMaster in 1991, and has over 40 years of experience in management, IT and analytical consultancy in the UK and US. Martin has worked for a wide range of clients across the public and private sectors, tackling projects ranging from high level strategic studies, through to detailed operational and implementation issues. His Operational Research background brings an analytical edge to his project work,  providing hard evidence to back up findings and recommendations.  BA (Hons) in Physics from Keble College, Oxford. Martin is a busy granddad, home brewer, allotmenteer and football fan.