Operations Team

Emerald Automotive is backed-up by an experienced team of automotive professionals with extensive niche vehicle market experience. The team retains extensive global knowledge of automotive design, manufacturing systems and final vehicle production and has been responsible for bringing 19 different vehicles to market over the past two decades.

Jim Hadden, Operations Director

Jim HaddenJim has held a series of project management and business leadership roles in the automotive and construction industries in a career spanning over 25 years.

Most recently, he was Regional Director for an international construction and programme management company based in London.

Previously Jim was head of Arup’s automotive practice in the USA, based in Detroit, before transferring to Los Angeles where he led Arup’s multi-disciplinary industrial consulting practice for 2 years.

Jim also worked with Andy Tempest as Programmes Director at Hawtal Whiting, overseeing development activities for several vehicles, principally for Ford, Land Rover, Bentley, Daewoo and Mazda.

David Lake, Chief Engineer Manufacturing Engineering Vehicle Assembly

David LakeDavid has over 35 years of experience working in the automotive industry. Originally working for Land Rover, he subsequently held roles with Jaguar Cars, LDV and TWR. Prior to joining Emerald in 2015, David had worked for Lotus Engineering for over 10 years, working on both Lotus and 3rd party vehicle programmes, involved with the delivery of the Opel Speedster, Aston Martin Vanquish and Lotus Evora.

Tom Savory, Quality Director

Chris HiettTom has nearly 20 years of direct experience of Automotive OEMs, focusing on roles specifically associated with Quality Assurance and more recently Manufacturing / Facility Operations. Most recently he was responsible for the initial design and development of the Tesla European Assembly Centre in the Netherlands, overseeing the assembly of the European Model S. Before that, Tom oversaw the final 2 years of production for the Tesla Roadster as Operations Director in the UK.

Prior to working with Tesla, he held various Quality Assurance positions at Lotus, including Quality Management System implementation across multiple sites, facilitation of various cost down programmes, vehicle warranty reduction, and manufacturing quality improvements.

Peter Servant, Supply Chain Director

Peter ServantPeter has a career spanning over 25 years in the Automotive, Power Generation and Aerospace Industries. During this time, he has managed key Quality Management and Supply Chain projects at the Electricity Supply Commission (South Africa), Smiths Manufacturing and Magna. More recently introducing Quality Management Systems and Low Cost Country Sourcing at Lotus and developing Supplier Management Strategies at Marshall Aerospace.