Meet the Team

Executive Board

Craig Priday

Managing Director

Craig Priday is Pearson Engineering’s Managing Director and has a distinguished career in heavy engineering. Craig is responsible for strategy and ensures that all elements of the company work effectively to deliver key objectives.

John Reece


John Reece is Pearson Engineering’s Chairman. John is also Chairman of our holding company, Reece Group, whose companies operate in the defence, subsea, construction, oil and gas sectors with the aim of delivering engineering excellence, engineering innovation, employment and wealth creation in the North East of England.

Helen Livingstone

Finance Director

Helen Livingstone is Pearson Engineering’s Finance Director. She ensures that our projects are fully supported internally and that our products represent value for our customers.

Randall Flack

Technical Director

Randall Flack joined Pearson Engineering in 1985 as Chief Engineer and was appointed Technical Director in 1994. Randall is responsible for Business Development and leading a global Sales and Marketing effort spanning over 30 countries.

Simon Gilroy

Projects Director

Simon Gilroy is Pearson Engineering’s Projects Director. Simon leads the project management teams and manages the continuous improvement of our people, our products and our services.

Mark Welstead

Commercial Director

Mark Welstead is Pearson Engineering’s Commercial Director and has a long-established career in the defence industry.  Mark is  responsible for ensuring that our contracts fully meet the requirements of our customers and that we offer consistency of quality and cost throughout.

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