NEIL PERCIVAL, CEO
Neil joined the family business “Percival Associates” in 1985 initially as an additional Sales person, but as the company developed its own range of products in 1990, Neil became the company’s first Quality Manager. Neil became Managing Director in 1994 when his father passed away and is now CEO, he remains in that role today. In his spare time Neil likes to play golf.
CHRIS BENCH, MANAGING DIRECTOR
Chris has over 25 years of aircraft engineering experience, which started with an engineering apprenticeship at Monarch Aircraft Engineering, becoming an A&P engineer within the hangar. Chris joined Percival Aviation in 2006 as part of the sales team. In August 2014, Chris was promoted to MD. Chris is a big fan of F1 motor racing.
KAREN PERCIVAL, COMPANY SECRETARY
Karen joined Percival Aviation officially in 2007 when she left her career as a secondary school teacher in order to help her husband Neil in the family business. Karen has a varied background, she speaks 3 languages fluently having worked in France & Greece. Her passion is Yoga, and she now runs a very successful Yoga Studio
DEBORAH PLANT, FINANCE MANAGER
Deborah has worked at Percival Aviation since 2002 and has been working in finance for over 25 years for various retail, construction and service industries. Deborah joined Percival Aviation as Finance Assistant before progressing to Finance Manager. In her spare time Deborah can often be seen supporting her rugby playing son.
IAN LEECE, OPERATIONS MANAGER
Ian has over 25 years of aircraft engineering experience, which started with an engineering apprenticeship at Monarch Aircraft Engineering, becoming lead engineer within the hangar. Ian joined Percival Aviation in September 2012 as a production engineer before becoming production manager. He was promoted to Operations Manager in July 2013. Ian enjoys a round of golf in his spare time.
JOHN ALLEN, DESIGN OFFICE PROGRAMME MANAGER & HEAD OF AIRWORTHINESS
John has 25 years of aircraft engineering experience which started with an engineering apprenticeship at Monarch Aircraft Engineering. John spent several years as a freelance engineer carrying out aircraft repairs and interior reconfigurations. He then moved to the Design Office at Gulfstream Aerospace, from there he went to Pall Europe to gain them there 21J DOA approval. John joined the team at Percival Aviation in his current role in September 2014.
ROBERT FOWLES, COMPLIANCE MANAGER
Robert has over 40 years of quality assurance within the aviation and aerospace defence industries in design manufacture and repair. He specialises in business management and continuous improvement systems and has been instrumental in the development of Percival Aviation’s quality management and improvement processes. Robert Joined Percival Aviation in November 2014 as Compliance Manager. Robert is an avid DIY enthusiast