Prodrive is its people. Intelligent, creative, dedicated and experienced. It makes us who we are.
We have more than 500 people across our headquarters in Banbury and our composite facility in Milton Keynes. Our innovative approach to problem solving has been borne out of our motorsport culture. Successful racing teams combine the skillsets of speed, capability and teamwork but ultimately innovation. We've taken our motorsport DNA and applied it to all areas of our business.
To change the game
Performance & Innovation
- We build winning teams
- We redefine possible
- We do whatever it takes
Creative, can do, rigorous, relentless, integrity
THE MANAGEMENT TEAM
David Richards founded Prodrive in 1984. A former World Rally Championship winning co-driver, he is one of the most respected figures in world motorsport. Today, he is actively involved in all aspects of the group and works closely with the board to develop the business strategy.
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Tim Colchester is a qualified chartered accountant. He joined Prodrive in 2013 as group finance director and in January 2018 assumed the role of chief operating officer. He has overall responsibility for the financial management of the business – and the management of our finance teams and processes. He has an extensive background working in finance within automotive and other sectors.
MANAGING DIRECTOR, MOTORSPORT
John Gaw joined Prodrive in 2011, overseeing all our motorsport operations in racing and rallying. Combining his customer service operations knowledge and his experience as a racing driver, he has grown Aston Martin Racing into the world’s largest works and customer sports car operation. He previously held board level roles at Pepsi and Camelot.
MANAGING DIRECTOR, ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY
David Taylor joined Prodrive in 2015 as managing director of our Advanced Technology business based in Banbury. David was previously managing director at Ultra Electronics, and prior to this held a number of senior roles in the electronics and semiconductor industry.
MANAGING DIRECTOR, COMPOSITES
Warren Roberts joined Prodrive in 2016 as managing director of our Composites business in Milton Keynes. Warren has extensive experience in running manufacturing operations – bringing with him 20 years of experience from working at Cosworth/Mahle.
MANAGING DIRECTOR, BRAND&
Carl Ball oversees our Brand& division, one of the world’s largest motorsport merchandise programmes. Experienced in the clothing retail sector, he’s built a unique business providing bespoke clothing and accessories collections to a wide range of clients, including Pirelli F1, Infinity and Aston Martin.
Sue Scarf is an experienced HR director who ensures Prodrive attracts and develops the very best people in the industry. She’s developed a unique culture that achieves outstanding people performance. She also leads our apprentice and graduate training schemes to ensure we’re investing in exceptional new talent for the future.