Dan provides Bicester Heritage with strategic direction and business development experience. He has been responsible for its conception, vision and foundation as well as the acquisition of the RAF Bicester site in 2013. A passionate vintage car enthusiast, he has a keen interest in the preservation and promotion of the UK’s automotive heritage and has overseen the Bicester Heritage since its inception.
Dan has a 20+ year background in international business foundation and, for the last 15 years+, property investment. He was founder of Argo St George, a corporate finance adviser, was a founder and board member of Heracles LLP (a UK property partnership) and sits on the boards of Historit Ltd and StarterMotor, a charity providing access to classic cars to students.
Andy brings a wealth of international hospitality, events and construction experience. He has worked for the French hotel operator Accor in various European countries, the French supermarket organisation Carrefour and the American food, snack and beverage corporation Pepsico. During his time in the UK events and construction industry he has worked on various projects involving Brooklands, Farnborough Airshow, Goodwood and Silverstone.
Internationally, he has been involved in projects around Le Mans, Formula 1, DTM and various major car manufacturers. He has a particular interest in modern vintage cars and is a board member of various British and Dutch companies.
Business Development and Marketing Manager
Philip grew up with petrol in his blood. He has family ties to the Bristol Aeroplane Co. and Bristol Cars giving him a strong heritage in aviation and motoring. He competes regularly, enjoying various vintage endurance rallies although his favourite is that early November special, the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, on which he drives his great-great grandfather's 1903 Panhard-Levassor.
With previous experience in the historic motoring industry both in sales and business development, Philip now heads the commercial lettings at Bicester Heritage and manages marketing communication.
Brian has worked in Motorsport for over 30 years and has a wealth of on-track experience as a Classic Saloon Car competitor. He spent 16 years at Silverstone Circuit becoming Operations Director before leaving to be a part of the Operational start-up team for the Dubai Autodrome U.A.E., returning on its completion to take up the role of Managing Director at Donington Park.
Brian has acted as a consultant to the RAC Motor Sports Association on the inspection of safety works at various Motor Sport venues around the country. He has a particular love of the more modern classic car, owning a Ford Capri and several Minis.
Personal Assistant to the Executive Directors and Bespoke Events Manager
Tiggy manages the day-to-day activities at Bicester Heritage’s headquarters and is the first point of contact for all administrative enquiries. She has worked in the Motor Sport sector for the past four years with a focus on event co-ordination, marketing and public relations.
She has often arrived at work in the family’s 1970 Fiat 124 Spider, sadly that has moved on but happily been replaced with a 1968 Series II Land Rover (many thanks to AS-B). Please contact her on firstname.lastname@example.org
Francis Galashan has over twenty years’ experience in founding and running operating businesses in Europe & North America. After a first career as a Research Physicist with Motorola, the European Space Agency and STC, he left to join family-run Applied Sweepers, manufacturers of municipal vehicles in 1988. He became Chairman of Applied Sweepers in 2006 after which he led the strategic disposal of the group to a NYSE-listed trade-buyer in 2008.
After flying in his youth, his interests moved to car racing where he competed in GT cars and Sports Prototypes on both sides of the Pond for over 20 years. He now enjoys classic and pre-war road rallying, and classic racing in his Semi-Lightweight Jaguar E-Type and recently completed Ford Capri with Classic Performance Engineering.
Bob Meijer has been an international historic-property developer and investor for over 30 years, with a specialist skill in taking historic buildings and identifying modern-day functionality and viability. He was a founder investor in the regeneration of the historic thermal spa in Bath (Thermae Bath Spa).
Bob was the co-founder of Venture Capital Investors B.V. (“VCI”) in 1980, based in the Netherlands, as one of the very first Venture Capital firms in the country, as well as Cocon Vastgoed Management, in 1985, a specialist in converting historic buildings to make them fit for contemporary use, such as hospitals, schools and industrial complexes. Bob is an active traveller in historic motor-cars, and has recently completed a trip to Istanbul in a 1930 Bugatti in which he has already driven around the world. This year he plans on driving his Alvis 12-50 ‘Ducks Back’ from one side of Canada to the other.
William has over twenty years’ investment experience as an advisor, as an investor and as a Non-Executive Director. William is a Partner at Bridgepoint, a leading pan-European private equity firm, and has experience investing in a number of varying sectors throughout all of Europe, including Financial Services, Media, Healthcare, Industrials and Renewable Energy.
He currently sits on the Boards of Dorna, the commercial rights holder for MotoGP and World Superbikes, the world’s leading motorcycle racing championships; Médipôle Partenaires, a leading French operator of private hospitals; and Estera, a global provider of corporate services.
He has previously sat on the boards of a number of other businesses including Diaverum, a global dialysis and renal services provider, and Opus, a London-based corporate insurance broker and employee benefits consultancy. William is a graduate of the University of Cambridge, where he achieved a First Class degree in Modern & Medieval Languages and is a Senior Scholar of St Catharine’s College. In his spare time, William is an avid racer of modern cars, participating in recent years in the Spanish GT Championship and in the FIA International Endurance Series.
Michael trained as a chartered accountant. From 1986 he worked for Cazenove and Co, becoming a partner in 1990. In 2001 when Cazenove incorporated he became Finance Director and held the same position in JPMorgan Cazenove, the joint venture with JPMorgan. He remains a non-executive director of Cazenove Capital Holdings. He is a trustee of the Chichester Cathedral Millennium Fund, and is Honorary Treasurer of the Wildlife Trusts.
Michael’s love of machinery is now concentrated on cars from the 1920′s. He drove his Vauxhall 30-98 from Peking to Paris in 2007 and his Sunbeam to Istanbul and back in 2011. He competes regularly in Vintage Sports Car Club trials.