DANIEL GEOGHEGANChief Executive
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.
SARAH-JANE CURTISProperty Director
Sarah-Jane Curtis joins Bicester Motion from Value Retail, where she was Business Director at Bicester Village, leading on business strategy and delivery of sales and asset performance.
Before joining Value Retail in 2016, Sarah-Jane was a Director of Covent Garden for Capco, where she was instrumental in the reinvention of that famous, vibrant and historic location.
Sarah-Jane has spent the majority of her career with Grosvenor, where she gained significant experience both on the London Estate as Retail and Residential Director, in the shopping centre portfolio and latterly as Fund Manager for Liverpool One.
Sarah-Jane has recently been appointed as a Non-Executive Director of TR Property Real Estate Trust PLC and remains a part time consultant to Value Retail.
SHAUN O’HARAFinance Director
Shaun joined the team in May 2019 and is a qualified Chartered Accountant completing his training with Coopers and Lybrand too many years ago to mention.
During his career he spent 16 years working in the Football industry as Finance and Operations Director at Norwich City FC and MK Dons.
In both roles, Shaun gained considerable experience with events, commercial and residential property both from a legal and construction perspective and hotel construction and management, all attributes required for the finance role at Bicester Motion.
Shaun’s love and knowledge of cars is work in progress, his love of the E46 3 series convertibles is definitely a start.
Shaun can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org
JONTY ASHWORTHSenior 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.
SHARON DOCHERTYManagement Accountant
Sharon joined the team in 2019, although has been involved in the business as the external bookkeeper since 2013.
Her background had previously been in accountancy practices as an accounts manager and was responsible for looking after a variety of client including sole traders, partnerships and Limited Companies through the whole process of preparing annual accounts, quarterly VAT Returns and the associated personal and corporation tax returns.
She is responsible for the day to day processing of the accounts system and would be your point of contact with any accounting issues.
Sharon can be contacted via: email@example.com
REV. ADAM GOMPERTZStation Chaplain
A keen artist, Adam also goes by the name of The Scribbling Vicar, and he had shown work here at Bicester in the past. He was also very fortunate to be part of the Blue Diamond Riley Services Team for the 2018 Monte Carlo Classique rally driving the firm’s 1949 MG TC.
His automotive passion features Aston Martins and Alfa Romeos amongst other marques, although his own 1962 Rover P4 ‘Wilbur’ is his firm favourite.
Adam Gompertz has been site chaplain since the start of this year, and is also a Pioneer Minister in the diocese of Lichfield. His role is one of providing pastoral support for both the team and specialists. Bicester has been a special place For Adam, he has been coming to the Scramble events since 2015.
CALUM MCPHERSONProperty Analyst
Calum joined Bicester Heritage in June 2020 as our Real Estate Analyst, having completed his Masters in Real Estate at Reading University.
He has worked at numerous Property Services Specialists and completed multiple internships at Jaguar Land Rover. He brings with him great experience in Property, Marketing and Financial Services.
Neil joined Bicester Heritage in 2016, managing Historit, then in 2018 as our Concierge. He is our first point of contact with visitors, from his base in the sentry box, at our main gate.
For many years Neil was senior partner in his own firm of estate agents, valuers, surveyors and auctioneers with three offices in South Bucks.
In the early Nineties he re-trained and for nearly thirty years worked as a psychotherapist and counseling practitioner. He first looked after young people in care, later maintaining his own private practice and also lecturing in Counselling skills and theory.
Latterly Neil worked with three Employee Assistance Programme providers as a clinical case consultant and account manager. With a specific remit regarding trauma, Neil’s interaction was with police, fire and ambulance services, air and rail companies and the general public. He also had responsibility for banking and pharma contracts, world wide.
ELLIOTT MARKLEW-BROWNEstate Assistant
Elliott joined Bicester Heritage in May 2017 and was appointed Estate Assistant in 2021. He knows the Technical Site like the back of his hand and is always on ready to support the Bicester Heritage Team and Specialists through the working week and at Scrambles. Without his diligent work behind the scenes, our beautiful base would grind to a halt!
When he’s not setting the fastest lap time in the Gator, he’s found in his 1949 Series 1 Land Rover and is a keen WW2 military vehicle enthusiast and owner, his latest restoration project being a 1945 Ford GPW.
OLIVIA CRELLINEstates Surveyor
Olivia is a chartered building surveyor and joins us to manage the technical aspects of caring for our heritage buildings and wider built estate.
She joins us from The Royal Household where she worked delivering refurbishment and conservation projects across the London Palaces. Prior to this she acted as a Building Surveyor for the National Trust managing construction, refurbishment and conservation projects as well as acting as an operational surveyor for her portfolio in the South Down National Park.
BRIAN PALLETTOperations Manager
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.
Brian can be contacted on his mobile 07538 309355 or via firstname.lastname@example.org
DANIELLE REVILLOffice Manager
Danielle is the first point of contact for all administrative enquiries and manages the Crew, Club, Board Room and Roof Terrace bookings at our HQ.
Having worked in Real Estate for 6 years in both Block Management and Property Administration, Danielle brings with her a wealth of property and tenant experience.
Danielle assists the team with the day to day activities at Bicester Motion HQ, specifically administration, PA work to the Directors and assisting with events and accommodation queries.
Danielle can be contacted at email@example.com or on 01869 327928.
KATIE ELLENReceptionist and Office Support Assistant
Katie joined the team part-time in June 2021 and is the first point of contact for Bicester Heritage general enquiries.
Having started her career out within the hospitality and events planning industry, Katie moved to London where she gained 5 years’ experience working for a City of London law firm. The combination of her work experience gives her a wealth of knowledge and expertise within customer service and is always sure to bring a smile to those that work with her.
BENJAMIN TATTONGraduate Property Development Analyst
Ben is pursuing his MSc in Spatial Planning and Development at Reading University, whilst providing a supporting development role to the property team at Bicester Motion.
He graduated from Reading University earlier in 2020 with a BSc in Real Estate. Subsequently, He joined our team as a Graduate Property Development Analyst, allowing him to combine his passion for all things automotive with his career in property development.
LIZ PILLINGSenior Events and Business Development Manager
Liz joins the Bicester Motion team from Center Parcs where she was Corporate Events Commercial Manager, developing the corporate events sales and delivery offering and strategy.
Previous to Center Parcs, Liz was the Event Organiser for Silverstone Circuit for 7 years, planning and delivering all aspects large scale Motorsport public events such as Formula 1, MotoGP, World Superbikes etc long with other events such as the Mini United festival.
With over 15 years of event experience for outdoor events and conferencing, Liz started her career running local authority festivals and events such as Carnivals, Diwali, Bonfire nights, etc learning and developing skills for cultural events planning.
ALICIA WHITEEvents Coordinator
Currently on maternity leave, Alicia started her career at Christie’s Auction House working as a Sales Coordinator for the World Art cluster. Her time at this internationally acclaimed Auction House allowed her to gain experience in organising auctions and large scale events.
Prior to joining Bicester Heritage, Alicia worked with the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Trust in Oxford, before becoming a founding team member of Club des Autos in France. Club des Autos has since grown to become an exclusive private members club for historic motoring enthusiasts based in a restored 14th Century Chateau in the Dordogne.
With an interest in historic cars, Alicia regularly competes and takes part in motoring events, the latest one being the London to Brighton Run in 2019.
CHARLIE CATLINGEvent Producer and Operations
Charlie joined our Events Team in 2021, having had a wide-ranging career to date, taking in the Army, Motorsport, and Automotive.
He spent 7 years in the Infantry with the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Welsh, before joining the Caterham F1 Team, fuelling his passion for the Caterham 7 – a link he agrees is tenuous. Embedded as part of Mission Motorsport, Charlie helped set up Jaguar Land Rover’s pioneering programme to support wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women into employment.
His automotive career grew from there, and he spent time in JLR’s Event Vehicle Operations and Retailer Excellence teams before joining us.
PHILIP WHITESenior Marketing and Business Development Manager
Philip joined the Bicester Heritage team in 2014, taking on the commercial lettings, brand development and marketing for the burgeoning business campus. He has since helped grow the Bicester Heritage Technical Site from a handful of key motoring specialists to a home for over forty industry leading businesses and now manages brand development and marketing for the Bicester Motion Group.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
CHARLOTTE MACKENZIEPR and Communications Manager
Charlotte joins the Bicester Motion team with over eight years PR and Marketing, press office management and digital channels know-how in a variety of different sectors, from automotive to sweeteners and e-commerce, as PR and Communications Manager.
Having cut her teeth as a stringer based out of Bogota, Colombia, she has since worked for brands including Kelkoo Group and Tate & Lyle.
A keen wordsmith, Charlotte is a member of professional writers group ‘26’ in her spare time.
JACK PHILLIPSDigital Content Specialist
Jack has been working in the automotive sector for almost a decade. Two seasons spent working at Brands Hatch as MSVR’s PR turned into four years at Motor Sport magazine and then two and a half years at Classic & Sports Car as deputy editor.
Working in the marketing team, Jack's focus is on creating content for the Scramblers membership to read, watch and listen to from around the Bicester Heritage site.
JO SZEGOTACommercial Manager - Innovation Quarter
Jo has worked on many of the UK’s largest business parks, delivering asset performance, advising on leasing strategy and negotiating leases. Previously working for SEGRO on Slough Trading Estate, for MEPC at Chineham Park and Milton Park and for St. Modwen on the regeneration of the former MG/Rover car site at Longbridge.
Jo has spent most of her career liaising with occupiers and finding solutions to various conundrums and has a particular interest in fast-growth and hi-tech industries.
She comes from a family of car fanatics though has a preference for real horse-power!
FRANCIS GALASHANNon-Executive Director
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 MEIJERNon-Executive Director
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. His latest project is the creation of a private club for motoring enthusiasts, based at a freshly restored 14th century chateau in the Dordogne, now known as Club des Autos.
WILLIAM PAULNon-Executive Director
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.