Our Directors

Sholto Brotherton-Ratcliffe


As owner 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.

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.

Nicola O’Donnell

Chief People Officer

Nicola is responsible for HR, hospitality, IT, Internal Applications, 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.

Steve Taylor

Chief Technical Officer

Steve oversees the development of Paxton’s world-class building security systems.  His responsibility is to build upon the Development department’s ability to design world-class products, by utilising the best technologies to create innovative and intelligent security solutions. Thereby keeping Paxton at the forefront of the security industry.

Alex Clements

Finance Director

Alex is responsible for overseeing the financial operations of the company, guiding its financial strategy, planning, and maintaining its fiscal stability. This sound financial stewardship ensures Paxton continues to grow year on year.

Blair Bowen

Operations Director

Blair is responsible for implementing strategic operational goals which exceed customer expectations for product delivery and quality.  His main focus is to ensure manufacturing excellence, adopting the latest technology to ensure efficiency, scalability and quality.

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 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.