Meet the


Jim Ackroyd

Consultant Engineer

Jim joined Musketeer Solutions in 2008 bringing over 27 years of military service experience in aircraft engineering and management, predominantly on Tornado (GR1 and F3), C130K platforms, culminating with 6 years as a multi-trade Sentry Aircraft Ground Engineer. During his time with Musketeer, he has been involved in projects on a range of aircraft including Sentry, Sentinel and Puma and brings a wealth of practical engineering experience and project management skills to the company.

Denis Adey

Consultant Engineer

Denis is an experienced engineer with over 40 years in aeronautical engineering operations and project management. An established leader with specialist teams including in Engineering Investigation and Military Airworthiness disciplines. Denis has a BSc (Hons) from the University of Hertfordshire, is an Incorporated Engineer and a Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology.

Andrew Brewin

Consultant Engineer

Andrew has a background in server software development to support electrical testing and reporting in the automotive manufacturing environment. He provides Musketeer with software development and support.

Jerry Briggs

Engineer & RCM Consultant

Jerry has an 18 year background in airframe engineering maintenance and management and 8 years conducting various RCM analyses with the RAF, followed by 10 years as MD of his own ILS Engineering Company. Since 2012 he has provided Musketeer with RCM analysis knowledge and Engineering Consultancy, conducting RCM analyses on different platforms.

Karl Gavin

Consultant Engineer

Karl’s background is in aeronautical engineering, logistics and maintenance having served in the RAF as an aircraft propulsion technician, multi-trade ‘Crew Chief’ and manager for 28 years. Since joining Musketeer as an Engineering Consultant in 2011, his accrued knowledge and varied experience has provided invaluable support to the company.

Pat McGuinness

Consultant Engineer

Pat joined Musketeer Solutions in 2016, following 37 years with the RAF, and brought with him extensive knowledge and experience of Military Air Environment engineering, training, and Quality.

Andy Pickett

Consultant Engineer

Andy has a background in defence aircraft engineering, Quality assurance management, technical instruction and military recruitment, having served in the RAF for over 36 years. He provides Musketeer with consultant engineering analysis, aircraft condition surveys and audits to Defence Agencies in support of historic aircraft and the ISTAR component.

Nigel Porter

Engineer & RCM Consultant

Nigel has a 30 year background in airframe/propulsion engineering maintenance and aircraft management with the RAF, followed by engineering consultancy since 2012. He provides Musketeer with Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) analysis & management and aircraft maintenance consultancy.

David Selby

Engineer & RCM Consultant

David has a background in avionic engineering maintenance and management, having served in the RAF for over 30 years followed by engineering consultancy since 2014. He provides Musketeer with Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) analysis and management of aircraft recorded data for airworthiness support to defence aviation. He also provides Health and Safety guidance in support of the company's activities.

Steph Simpson

Senior Consultant

Steph is an aerosystems engineer with over 20 years’ experience in the Royal Air Force, with a typically broad career embracing bomb disposal duties, training aircraft, several fast jet aircraft and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. Following her career with the RAF, Steph worked as a consultant providing advice and support across multiple projects related to aircraft maintenance, airworthiness and safety.

A graduate of Cranfield University with an MSc from Bristol University and an MA from Kings College London, Steph is a chartered engineer and Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

Meet the Board of Directors and Principals

Our Board of Directors and Principals are all skilled practitioners and vastly experienced managers. They lead Musketeer with pragmatism, drive, and vision to ensure we continue delivering value to our customers and to value our Team.

Meet the Administrative & Support Team

Our resourceful and responsive Administrators provide outstanding support to our company and our customers

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