Robert McCall

MD/Technical Director

Robert McCall is an innovative professional with a highly successful blue-chip background in business solution creation and development. He has been a key player in successful multi-million to billion dollar global projects, and successfully run many large projects across multiple teams and third-parties and driven implementation of new business solutions in both large corporations and SME’s. His start-up experience has been essential in defining the creation and development of the Glider Yachts business.

Rob’s engineering background and love of sailing provided the foundation for the development; but it was his captaincy of the “Edge 1” in 2007 that was the catalyst to take proven technology to the next level, underpinned by his natural ability deliver innovative solutions to problems.

Rob’s infectious attitude and energy inspires the best in any team he works with, he is a focused individual who’s commitment and tenacity is tireless. His clear leadership, relationship management, and communication / presentational skills at all levels have been central to his success.

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Robert McCall

Robert McCall

MD/Technical Director

Adam Skeets

Procurement
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Adam Skeets

Adam Skeets

Procurement

Clayton Everton

Operations Director
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Clayton Everton

Clayton Everton

Operations Director

Damian Symons

Advisory Board
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Damian Symons

Damian Symons

Advisory Board

Darren Arturi

Bus / Dev Director

The Glider team are very pleased to officially welcome Darren Arturi on board. Darren has 20 years’ experience in establishing and expanding start-up companies, with the last 5 years spent focusing on the Emerging Markets and Asia. With his love sailing, strong business acumen and wealth of contacts in the region, Darren will be able to make a vital contribution to many areas of the business.

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Darren Arturi

Darren Arturi

Bus / Dev Director

Darren Taylor

Marine Engineer

The Glider Team are very pleased to welcome Darren Taylor as our SeniorMarine Design Engineer. Darren has 20 years’ experience in the design and manufacture of marine systems, on vessels ranging from superyachts to aircraft carriers. Darren started out as an apprentice at Vosper Thorneycroft, and during his career has worked for several of the industries leaders including BAE systems, Royal IHC and ASC pty Ltd. His depth and breadth of knowledge in all areas of marine design, technology and manufacturing techniques is sure to enhance the design and build of each Glider Yacht.

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Darren Taylor

Darren Taylor

Marine Engineer

David Jordan

Naval Architect

Gliders Yachts are very pleased to welcome David Jordan to the team as a Naval Architect, his passion for the project backed by his skillset will place him at the cutting edge of our development.

David has a Masters in Engineering in Ship Science from the University of Southampton. He has experience in yacht production and manufacture, having previously worked at AS Luksusjaht in Estonia and studied abroad at the Webb Institute in New York.

David has a passion for naval architecture, based on his love of sailing, and will bring this enthusiasm to the team and development of Glider Yachts. David is also a keen rugby player, having captained the University of Southampton 1st XV, and enjoys surfing.

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David Jordan

David Jordan

Naval Architect

Dickon Buckland

Advisory Board
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Dickon Buckland

Dickon Buckland

Advisory Board

Fred Rogers

Advisory Board
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Fred Rogers

Fred Rogers

Advisory Board

Lakki Patey

Advisory Board
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Lakki Patey

Lakki Patey

Advisory Board

Martyn Walker

Advisory Board
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Martyn Walker

Martyn Walker

Advisory Board

Nick Barber

Advisory Board
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Nick Barber

Nick Barber

Advisory Board

Richard Cave-Penney

Advisory Board
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Richard Cave-Penney

Richard Cave-Penney

Advisory Board

Robert Clarke

Channel Manager
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Robert Clarke

Robert Clarke

Channel Manager

Samantha Bray

PA / Office Manager
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Samantha Bray

Samantha Bray

PA / Office Manager

Simon Veale

Brand Marketing Manager

Gliders Yachts are very pleased to welcome Simon Veale as Brand Strategy Director. His wealth of industry expertise and brand development for some of the best in the world will take our Brand and Image to the highest standards. Our new logo and Icon are just the beginning of our brand journey.

Simon has over 25 years marketing experience in brands targeting HNWIs including marine, property, hotels and resorts. Currently leading a team of creatives, digital designers, film makers and marketeers to help elevate the Glider brand on the global stage, through engaging content and customer acquisition programmes. Simon’s experience in the marine sector was with the development of a leading British sports superyacht company and many other marine brands. Simon is a family man, a tri-athlete who also loves to play racket sports and is a keen dingy sailor.

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Simon Veale

Simon Veale

Brand Marketing Manager

Simon Johnson

Advisory Board Chairman
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Simon Johnson

Simon Johnson

Advisory Board Chairman

Simon Knibbs

IT / IS Director
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Simon Knibbs

Simon Knibbs

IT / IS Director

Stephen Fuller

Legal Advisor
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Stephen Fuller

Stephen Fuller

Legal Advisor

Steve Moon

Financial Director

Gliders Yachts are very pleased to welcome Steve Moon to our team as Financial Director. Steve's wealth of international experience in financing major projects and businesses will strengthen the board, he will also lead our financial strategies.

Steve has over 25 years experience as an international financier, banker and project manager principally at leading European Banks and more recently as an Independent Consultant.  Steve led the start up and development of an international project finance team to create a global business and brings a wealth of experience to support the delivery of our business plan.  His financial expertise and extensive experience of fund raising, financial products and markets will support the development of Glider Yachts from launch into an international group.

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Steve Moon

Steve Moon

Financial Director