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.

  • Dave Pickles
    Managing Director

    Dave has built a career spanning 40 years in the process and manufacturing sector with a focus on automation and control products, solutions and services. Beginning his career in Siemens Plc initially in commercial roles, he progressed through to Divisional Sales Director of Automation & Drives technology, General Manager of Machine and Engineered Drives and was later promoted to Managing Director of Building Technologies UK.

    After spending five years heading up engineering firm Bilfinger UK, Dave was appointed as Capula Managing Director, drawing on his experience in sales and marketing, business restructuring and strategy.

    Dave has shaped Capula's customer focus, leading the team to secure significant contracts in energy whilst enhancing customer experience.

    As a former apprentice, Dave understands and advocates the value of employee development and is committed to delivering career pathways that meet both the needs of the individual and business.

  • Paul Bayliss
    Operations Director

    Paul joined Capula as Commercial Director in 2015, having previously worked for Schneider Electric, and was subsequently appointed Operations Director in July 2016.

    Paul has full leadership responsibility for the tendering, project execution, whole lifecycle support, Research and Development and commercial aspects of the Capula business.

    Paul is an advocate for lifelong learning, he holds a BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying and Construction Commercial Management and after 12 years of being a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, his application for Fellowship was approved in 2021.

    Paul has been studying for an Executive Masters in Business Management (MBA) at Warwick University, and has recently submitted his research project Capula Executing Digital Growth in July 2021.

  • Marcus Royle
    Finance Director

    Marcus has over 15 years’ experience leading finance in the sectors Capula operates in and more than 12 as financial director, having held similar positions with other companies in the professional services, project management and engineering sectors.

    Originally a chartered accountant in an accountancy firm, Marcus joined Capula as Finance Director in 2016 and is responsible for the financial management and control of the business.

    In addition to leading an MBO, a trade sale and subsequent business integrations, Marcus has a solid track record in improving margins and working capital and cash management and also has considerably experience in leading systems implementations. He leads strategic planning and forecasting, with a focus on ensuring the future of the business in line with group growth expectations.

  • Steve Tellwright
    Human Resources 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.

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.

  • Caroline Roche
    Senior Engineer

    From the offset, I was placed in a leading role on a panel (PLC/HMI) replacement project, working closely with the clients on all aspects of design, implementation, and testing. Since then, I have progressed to work on larger projects, including a significant nuclear installation. I’ve gone from Graduate Engineer to Senior Engineer over the last ten years and alongside my day to day project work, I help to mentor and train new joiners to the company.

  • Sean Mayer
    Development Engineer

    I love being a part of a team that is driven to provide a future of sustainability. My day to day role involves developing and delivering robust, maintainable, and reusable software, that is engineered to provide high impact for 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.