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Our people

Our team

Meet the faces behind a magnetic force for good. We’re innovators united in our passion for what we do and our diverse team of people is growing as our system accelerates.

Cecile Searle

Chief Executive Officer

Cecile connects the engineering and commercial teams to support Magway's rapid growth.

Rupert Cruise

Co-Founder & Technical Director

One of the pre-eminent experts in the world on linear motors.

Phill Davies

Co-Founder & Commercial Director

Over 25 yrs experience in retail and technology.

Huw Thomas

Development Director

Ex-partner at Foster + Partners has worked on numerous major transport & infrastructure projects.

Aanchal Mittal

Innovation Engineer

Imperial Mechanical Engineering graduate, Aanchal specialises in robotic and transport technology.

Mat Campbell-Hill

Non Executive Director

An experienced board member across public and private sectors (including DCMS and DVSA), Mat has a special interest in Magway's technology use and adoption with a focus on communications strategies.

Onat Taskin

Software & Innovation Engineer

Multi-disciplinary control & automation engineer with extensive experience managing Magway's control system software, UI design, data logging, data analysing and commissioning.

Olesya Lifshits

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Structural Design Engineer background in Oil & Gas Industry and extensive experience as a Senior Project Engineer in Baggage Handling Systems for Airports.

Joshua Clark

Mechanical & Innovation Engineer

Mechanical Engineering graduate with experience in robotics and machine design. His most recent projects include a haptic handwriting system for motor learning in children with movement disorders and a self-designed commercial grade four axis CNC router.

Jeremy Dodd

Industrial Designer

Ex JCB and DCA international, Industrial & Transport Designer.
Diverse project experience in large international corporations to international consultancy service

Neil Lovegrove

Head of Engineering

Chartered Electrical Engineer with experience in leading teams designing and integrating large scale airport baggage handling systems. In recent years his focus has been on ensuring compliance to British and European standards which fall within The Machinery Directive and Low Voltage Directive.

Shaun Wilson

Head of Sales and Marketing

Logistics professional with over 10 years of experience and a passion for getting things from A to B. Shaun worked with many large multinational companies designing and optimising systems.

Vanya Milovanovic

Digital Marketing Manager

Looking after Magway's website and all things digital marketing including SEO, marketing database, email, social media and advertising campaigns...

Jo Munroe

HR Manager​​​​​​​​​

Jo is a HR Manager with 14 years experience within corporate HR roles. Her role within Magway is to help drive employee engagement and support the rapid growth.

Charmaine Mill

Executive Assistant​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

With 30+ years of business support experience including Unilever, Charmaine's role is to support our team in all things administrative.

Farhan Saif

Head of Project Management

Senior Project Manager and Chartered Engineer (CEng), Farhan has delivered complex Infrastructure Projects in both Aviation and Railway Industry. Having worked with variety of client and contracting organisations such as Heathrow Airport, Farhan is responsible for overall Project delivery at Magway.

Oliver Dennison

Innovation Engineer

An Aerospace Engineering graduate, his most recent project focused on computational fluid dynamics (CFD) within a specialised rocket nozzle

Nick Palmer

Innovation Engineer

Cambridge engineering graduate specialising in electrical engineering. From power distribution to sensors Nick helps Magway electrify the future.

Kulbir Singh

Innovation Engineer

Maths & Physics graduate from Warwick. Worked on the Warwick Hyperloop team with a focus on electrodynamics

Xueming Weng

Head of Finance

Chartered Accountant with a broad range of commercial and financial experience in fast moving, innovative companies. Xueming is responsible for all areas of finance in Magway.

William Frank-Gemmil

Senior Software Developer

Over 15 years of experience across a variety of industries, from firmware to web platform design and implementation, including most recently working on IoT projects around energy saving and sustainability.

Matt Bacarese-Hamilton

Product Manager

Graduate of both Mechanical Engineering and Product Design. Ensuring that sustainability is at the core of every step in the lifecycle of Magway products through specialist analysis.

Alex Cole

Industrial Designer

An industrial designer with a background in architecture,
he enjoys solving problems with his systematic approach.

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