People

Meet our experienced Leadership Team

Matt Caswell

Chief Executive Officer

Matt joined 2Excel Engineering in 2020 from AirTanker, where he held the position of Base Maintenance Manager. He has demonstrable Senior Management and Form 4 holder experience, gained from both airlines and MROs. Matt is responsible for delivering the Company’s output by effective leadership, management, supervision and control of the delivery team. He ensures that 2Excel Engineering provides safe, compliant and efficient maintenance modification and repair within commercially agreed budgets.

Chris Norton

Accountable Manager

Chris co-founded 2Excel Aviation in 2005 and has led 2Excel Engineering since 2016. He is also 2Excel’s Accountable Manager, focusing on the commercial and financial strategies. Chris has steered 2Excel’s growth and diversification over 15 years to create a unique, £100m+ ‘mini-Prime’ aerospace services group.

Trevor Gunn

Director

Trevor is an aircraft engineer by trade, specialising in Boeing 707, 727, 737 Airframes and Engines. Trevor brings a wealth of engineering and logistical knowledge to the operation, and with his expertise in the procurement of aircraft and spares, the long-term support of our fleets is assured.

Louise Campbell

Group HR Director

Louise joined 2Excel Engineering in 2015 and is responsible for developing and implementing the Human Resources strategy. She sits on the Management Boards of both 2Excel Engineering and 2Excel Aviation.  She gained her Masters in Human Resource Management in 2010 from the University of Bedfordshire, which included accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. With extensive experience of employee relations including change management and conflict resolution, she is also experienced in project work and strategy planning.

Ben Griffiths

Group Head of Communications

Ben joined 2Excel in 2019 and oversees all communications from media relations and public affairs to internal communications, branding and marketing.

He previously led the aerospace and defence practice at a leading communications agency, advising and representing some of the biggest international brands in those industries, including Airbus.

David Thombs

Group Safety Manager

David joined 2Excel Engineering in 2019 and is responsible for the management and running of 2Excel’s Safety Management Systems. David is a former Royal Air Force pilot with experience of the management of safety in large commercial airlines and the Ministry of Defence.

Ross Knight

Maintenance Programme Manager

Ross started at 2Excel Engineering in 2015 as Engineering Support Manager. He has extensive experience in the industry and has worked across most areas of the business including Document Control, Payroll and Business Analysis Management. He is now the Company’s Maintenance Programme Manager and his role is to oversee management of the Site Production Plan to ensure aircraft are delivered on time and within budget.

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Martin joined 2Excel in 2021, and is an aviation professional with more than 30 years in the industry, working with several manufacturers, airlines and Maintenance and Repair Organisations (MRO) from around the world.

With an engineering background, a flying career and various positions held in the MRO sector, Martin has gained significant experience. For the past 18-plus years, Martin has focused on business development and strategy, cultivating partnerships and commercial relationships, and identifying new markets for many international MROs focused on Airbus and Boeing fleets.