Nick Barter – Non-Executive Chairman
Nick Barter was appointed as a Director of Torotrak in November 2003. Prior to this, he was Director of Product Development for Jaguar and Land Rover while it was part of Ford’s Premier Automotive Group. He was responsible for all aspects of planning, design, development, sign-off and introduction of all Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles, leading a team of around 5,000 engineers, designers and analysts. He serves on the Technology Strategy Board’s Steering Group for the Low Carbon Vehicle Innovation Platform and is a Trustee of The British Motor Industry Heritage Trust. He is Non-Executive Chairman of the joint venture Rotrak Limited.
Adam Robson – Chief Executive Officer
Adam Robson was appointed CEO of in April 2015. Adam spent his early career in the car industry with LucasVarity at Perkins Engines in Peterborough and later Lucas Diesel Systems in France, firstly as Business Development Director and then as International Operations Director. He was the first CEO of Autocruise sa, a joint-venture between Thales and TRW Automotive to develop and launch Adaptive Cruise Control systems. Adam subsequently joined Molins plc where he was an executive director and board member responsible for the Packaging Machinery and Scientific Services Divisions. Prior to joining Torotrak, he was an Operating Partner at Nova Capital Management in which role he was chairman of a portfolio of scientific and engineering businesses.
Rex Vevers – Finance and Commercial Director
Rex Vevers joined Torotrak on 27 June 2013 from Ceres Power Holdings plc, where he was Group Finance Director from 2006 until February 2013. Rex is a Corporate Treasurer and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen before moving into industry where he held a number of senior finance positions in companies including OSI, Pechiney, and Avon Cosmetics. During his time with Ceres Power, Rex played a lead role in securing major commercial contracts and raising funds from institutional and strategic investors to finance the company’s growth strategy.
Jon Hilton – Non-Executive Director, Deputy Chairman
Jon Hilton was appointed Non-Executive Deputy Chairman in July 2015. Before this he was the Product Development and Sales Director of Torotrak from January 2014. Before joining the Torotrak Board, Jon was Managing Director of Flybrid Automotive, which he co-founded with Doug Cross in 2007. He started his career at Rolls Royce, where he designed gas turbine engines for helicopters, later moving to Cosworth and becoming Chief Engineer of the Formula 1 programme. Following five years at TWR Arrows F1, he joined the Renault F1 team as Technical Director: Engine Division. Jon Hilton is now the President of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers.
Steve Hughes – Chief Operating Officer
Steve Hughes joined Torotrak in October 2014 as Chief Operating Officer. His career started in consultancy, at both Ricardo and Romax Technology, giving him a wide range of technical expertise in the automotive, commercial and off-highway driveline industries. He held senior positions at Antonov Plc and has advised a number of automotive companies including SAIC, Ricardo and Jaguar Land Rover as an independent consultant. More recently he was Engineering Director of JCB’s Transmissions division, responsible for the design and development of innovative driveline products and their delivery into medium-volume production.