Chairman and Managing Director
Professor William Fairney FREng FIET
An experienced Chartered Engineer and Company Director in both public and private
sectors of industry. Proprietor of Diesel Publishing, a small publishing house. Visiting Professor, Durham
2006 - Present Proprietor of Diesel Publishing
2000 - Present Managing Director of FairDiesel Limited
1997 - Present Consultant in Power Generation and Transmission, Construction
1989 - 1997 Director of Engineering and Construction - National Power
1986 - 1989 Director of Plant Engineering Central Electricity Generating Board
1963 - 1965 Graduate Apprentice - English Electric Company
1960 - 1963 Bristol University, Bsc (Hons) Electrical Engineering,
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS & AFFILIATIONS
2000- Present Business Adviser, Young Enterprise Gloucestershire
1992 - Present Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Fellow of Institution of Engineering and Technology
Engineering, light aircraft, astronomy, writing and mathematics.
Background in business and IT consultancy
2010 - Present Commercial Director FairDiesel Limited
2010 - Present U.S. Deployment Director Sword-Apak - Financial Software
2004 - 2010 Consultant Denniff Consultancy Limited Automotive Industry
2000 - 2004 Operations Director V-Ten Limited (Daimler Chrysler UK)
Fishing, sailing, treking.
Nigel Vaughan BSc, CEng FIET
An accomplished engineer with over three decades’ experience of large, complex, highly integrated projects and programmes, the founder of a highly successful medium sized systems engineering and engineering science consultancy. Fulfilled senior engineering roles in MOD DE&S and in the UK Defence Prime Contractors. Managed and undertaken personally research, system study and system engineering activities. Provided strategic review and advice to MOD and industry relating to critical programmes and research portfolio. A Fellow of the IET.
2014 - Present Technology and systems Engineering Consultant and Project Director, FairDiesel Limited
1996 - 2012 - Managing Director Sula Systems Limited
1986 - 1996 - Chief Engineer, Chief Systems Engineer and Systems Engineer, British Aerospace
1983 - 1986 - Factory Manager, Development manager, Strix Limited
1976 - 1978 - Electronics Circuit Design Engineer, GEC-MarconiINTERESTS
Flying Light Aircraft, sailing, motor cycling.