CEO/Managing Director

Alasdair is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects. He started his career in 1991 on Lloyds Register’s Graduate Training Scheme and spent years working with all different types of marine vehicles, from hovercraft to semi-subs, all around the world. Alasdair moved to be Certification Manager for the Certification Services Department of AEA Technology in March 1997: the department which ultimately became HPiVS. Alasdair spent a short time as Business Development Manager at ABS before becoming a founding member of the CEproof group of CE marking consultants in 2001. In 2010 Alasdair sold CEproof and bought the AEA department which was renamed HPiVS. The company has been growing at a rate of 22% per annum ever since.  Alasdair sits on a variety of different British and International Standards committees and is Chair of the EU Commission’s (RSG) Technical sub-committee that provides the EU with guidelines for the design & construction of recreational craft and components.

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COO

Nigel is a member of the Institute of Engineers in Ireland and brings to HPiVS, considerable electrical and electonic experience. He has a Masters Engineering degree in Analog & Digital Design and a Batchelors degree in Electronic Engineering. Nigel has been working with Compliance Engineering Ireland since 2008 both in the test laboratory and in the field. He sits on national technical committees in Ireland and has been involved in many accident investigations related to compliance with CE product Directives, developing notable skills in Forensic Engineering.

Business Manager

As the name suggests, Jacquie runs the the non-technical aspects of the business including finances and human resources.  She has a number of qualifications relating to auditing and personnel management that are put to good use in HPiVS.  She has been working with CEO, Alasdair Reay, since 2006 and is equally responsible for building HPiVS into the business it is today.

Contact Jacquie with any non-technical enquiries.

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The Pressure & Machinery Team

Technical Manager

Matteo is a Chartered Engineer with 15 years of experience in the Pressure Equipment Directive industry from coordination to Project Management. Since 2002, he has served as a Technical Co-ordinator and Assistant Technical Manager for PED services at Velosi Certification – Applus Group. He joined HPiVS in 2012 with the role of Principal Engineer for Pressure Equipment Certification/CE Compliance.

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Principal Engineer (Pressure)

Toby is a chartered mechanical engineer, with several years’ experience of pressure systems, having worked for Atkins and Foster Wheeler. Toby also qualified and practised as a solicitor, before returning to engineering. He joined HPiVS in 2015. In his spare time Toby enjoys gardening and going for walks in the countryside, especially when the destination is a pub.

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The Marine Team

Technical Manager

María is a European Engineer (EUR ING) and Member of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA). She has had various jobs in the Marine Industry until she started working for an Inspection/Notified Body (IusAvant-Atisae) where she focused on recreational craft compliance. She joined HPiVS as Technical Manager in 2013 where she carries out plans reviews/approvals of boats and components, she coordinates HPiVS Authorized inspectors worldwide. Member of Industry Committees, like EU RSG and ISO TC 188 (Small Craft standards). María is also HPiVS Ireland Quality Manager.

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Senior Surveyor (Marine)

Simon turned a lifetime of boating into his career over twenty years ago and has been active in the marine sector ever since. His experience ranges from working for the world’s largest yacht charter company to being an officer on board arguably one of the world’s finest cruise lines, but his passion has always been for racing yachts and spent many years sailing around the world and competing in numerous events. Since returning from a life at sea, Simon worked for the Boat Safety Scheme as the Business and Technical Manager and also with British Marine as a Technical Executive, where amongst other things, was an active member of the BSi and ISO committees for Standards development for Small Craft. Simon joined HPi-CEproof in May 2020 and is enjoying putting his knowledge and experience to good use.

Simon sails a classic 1980’s wooden dinghy at a local sailing club and has recently been converted to the joys of stand-up paddle boarding. Yachting is still a passion and he manages to sail as often as he can.

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