WITH A VAST EXPERIENCE IN CORPORATE FINANCE AND PROPERTY BUSINESSES, WE SHARE A UNIFYING LOVE OF ALL THINGS MECHANICAL
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 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.
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Property Development Manager
Jonty is an experienced construction professional who specialises in major project delivery and masterplanning. He has a wide range of experience in delivering developments including museums, luxury hotels, motorsport circuits and driver experience centres, automotive manufacturing and showroom facilities.
Previous projects include: Zhejiang International Circuit – China, Royal Air Force Museum – London, BMW Park Lane, Media City UK – Salford, BMW UK headquarters and various Jaguar Land Rover development projects.
He grew up restoring classic cars at home with his brothers and father gaining experience in the family construction and car dealership businesses. He was introduced attending one of the Bicester Heritage classic car maintenance courses.
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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.
Marketing and Business Dev. Manager
Philip has managed commercial lettings and marketing communication at Bicester Heritage for five years. With a background in sales and marketing in the historic motoring industry and a passion for historic architecture, Philip grew up with petrol in his blood and has a strong family 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 a 1903 Panhard-Levassor. Philip can be contacted via email@example.com
Danielle is the latest addition to the Bicester Heritage team. Having worked in Real Estate for the past 6 years in both Block Management and Property Administration, Danielle brings with her a wealth of property/ tenant experience.
Danielle assists the team with the day to day activities at Bicester Heritage HQ, specifically administration, PA work to the Directors and assisting with events and accommodation queries.
Danielle is the first point of contact for all administrative enquiries. Danielle can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01869 327928.
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.
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.