Our Team

Our Team

Our Leadership Team

Our leadership team brings together a breadth of knowledge and a wealth of experience.

Working together, their collective industry experience helps ensure we are well positioned to maintain our reputation as a leading system integrator and digital solutions provider.

  • Simon Coombs
    Managing Director

    Simon has over 35 years’ experience working with energy and asset-intensive industries as a business advisor; leading regulatory and performance transformation programmes; and deploying Digital, IT and Operational Technology solutions.

    Beginning his career as a nuclear, automation and power systems engineer, Simon subsequently moved to global technology services firm Accenture where he held leadership roles within the UK, Europe and Global covering a variety of activities including business unit management, delivery, sales and strategic alliance relationships.

    Simon therefore brings a broad range of client and partner-centric experience that will support Capula with its delivery of customer excellence and continued business success.

    Throughout his career Simon has been acknowledged as a coach and advocate for Inclusion and Diversity, and is committed to delivering career pathways for all employees - meeting the needs of the Individual, our Business and our Shareholders.

  • Steve Tellwright
    People and Quality Director

    Steve joined Capula as HR Director in 2015 following his involvement in the delivery of a reorganisation project within the business. Before pursuing a career in HR, Steve initially held technical management roles after studying materials engineering at Loughborough University.

    A Chartered Fellow of CIPD, Steve has experience of leading large business change projects and has a broad operational background in the automotive aftermarket and service sector businesses.

    Steve leads Capula's people strategy, driving action plans that deliver the right skills to deliver exceptional service to our customers. This is underpinned by his passion for supporting future engineers in shaping their careers.

    Steve is also responsible for QESH and Safety, ensuring that we remain a socially and environmentally responsible employer and that our people get home safe every day.

  • Kris Bradshaw
    Sales & Marketing Director

    Kris has over 25 years’ experience in engineering, manufacturing, project delivery and services businesses in the nuclear and energy sectors.

    Appointed as Capula’s Sales & Marketing Director in Autumn 2021, Kris joined from Nuvia where he held Company Executive and Board level roles across Marketing, Sales and Business Development since 2015.

    A Chartered Physicist, Kris began his career in 1999 at Sellafield as a graduate computational physicist with BNFL, before becoming a specialist in nuclear waste management. Joining Rolls-Royce in 2007, Kris moved into Key Account Management, Sales and Business Development roles, and helped to spin out its Civil Nuclear business from its Submarines interests.

    Kris brings a sound understanding of the impact and importance of UK Government involvement in highly regulated environments, following a year’s secondment with the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) in 2012, leading policy development as Head of Nuclear Supply Chain and Skills.

    A Trustee of The Nuclear Industry Benevolent Fund, Kris is passionate about maximising value from Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives for the benefit of the communities in which our business operates. Kris also represents Capula as its Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) Champion.

  • Tina Buckley
    Finance Director

    Tina has over 20 years experience working within finance and is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Tina graduated with an Accounting and Finance degree and then began her professional career within a firm of Chartered Accountants and Auditors. Since then she has held leadership positions across a variety of business sectors including an Aim listed insurance company, a FTSE listed food company and a large retail business. Since 2011 she has worked within the nuclear sector leading the finance function at Nuvia and was appointed to the board as Finance Director in 2020.

    Tina looks to drive continual improvement and innovation whilst ensuring integrity, compliance and governance.

    Outside of work Tina has a passion for health and wellbeing and particularly enjoys running, yoga and pilates, as well as spending quality time with her family.

Our Team

We have been at the forefront of our industry for over 50 years and we would not have achieved this without our people.

We have built a team with the passion and experience to ensure we consistently deliver exceptional and enduring service to our Customers.

  • Sally Parker
    Junior Engineer

    An apprenticeship within the Nuclear industry really does offer exciting opportunities to learn and develop your skills, you will be exposed to so many interesting and critical projects and will be working alongside knowledgeable people. This isn’t something you get in any industry.

    I was really pleased to win the UK Nuclear Skills Awards Apprentice of the Year 2021. The award recognised all my hard work and the enthusiasm I have for my role and this industry.

  • Alex Wixon
    Junior Engineer

    In my role you need to be personable, punctual, technical and patient. As an apprentice you’ll gain a lot of skills and experience whilst working.

    My favourite part of my job is the satisfaction when something is finally fixed.

  • Tayela Jarvis Dale
    Junior Engineer

    To be successful, the skills I believe to be important are being a good listener, the ability to learn from mistakes and having excellent attention to detail. These skills empower you to learn and develop from others, and acquire new knowledge from all the work that you do.

  • Ryan Vaughan
    Development Engineer

    After such a short time of being with Capula, I am getting great recognition for my work, and the team has started to deliver software to clients that is changing their way of working. When joining the team, the product was in its infancy and its rewarding to see how far it has come within a short time frame.

  • Josh Luckman

    Since joining Capula in 2011 as a Junior Systems Engineer, I have been fortunate enough to be offered many opportunities to develop professionally throughout my career and academically alongside it. In 2015 Capula offered to support and sponsor my academic journey, initially a FdSc in Electrical and Electronic Technology and more recently for a BEng (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.