Our Directors

Sholto Brotherton-Ratcliffe

Group Chairman

In his role as non-executive Group Chairman, Sholto meets regularly with the Group Chief Executive and other directors who he relies upon to oversee the continuing success of Paxton.

Adam Stroud

Group Chief Executive

Adam oversees the direction and strategy of all companies in the Paxton Group (Paxton Access Ltd, Gendis Ltd, Paxton Access Inc. and Paxton GmbH). He leads the Board of Directors in managing, developing and executing the companies’ strategies.

Vinny Parekh

Chief Financial Officer

Vinny is responsible for overseeing the financial activities for all Paxton Group companies. He ensures their financial reports are accurate and completed on time. Vinny specialises in analysing financial strengths and weaknesses and advises on plans for improvement.

Gareth O’Hara

Chief Sales Officer

Gareth drives the management, planning and direction of Paxton’s sales and marketing activities. He oversees the development and implementation of strategy, sales plans and profit targets to maximise existing and new business opportunities in both the UK and Export markets.

Paul Rawlinson

Supply Chain & Quality Director

Paul is responsible for the direction, planning and execution of Paxton’s supply chain and quality assurance. He oversees the procurement of all the required components for our products, as well as ensuring cost-effective global logistics.

Nicola O’Donnell

HR Director

Nicola is responsible for HR, hospitality, and health and safety at Paxton Group. Her primary focus is to make Paxton one of the very best companies to work for. This involves developing a culture that fosters collaboration whilst enabling employees to contribute fully to the company’s objectives.

Paul Bannister

Research Director

Paul leads technical research projects for Paxton. He identifies and investigates new forms of technology for potential use in future products. Paul works closely with the Development and Product Management teams providing technical expertise and advice where required.

Paul Walling

Chief Engineer

Paul oversees the development of market-leading products for Paxton. He leads a high-calibre team of designers, developers and engineers, building a culture that values superior design, high quality and innovative products that align with both the company’s strategy and customers’ expectations.