Steve McQuillan

CEO, Avingtrans plc

A graduate engineer, Steve started his career in the oil industry, working for American Oil giant Conoco in the north sea.

A long period at Mars Inc followed, mostly at Mars Electronics, where Steve eventually moved to France to run Western European Operations and ultimately became the general manager of the Swiss banknote recognition business, Sodeco.

As sales director, Steve was part of the team that sold Marconi Instruments to IFR, Inc, before spending the following 6 years at Oxford Instruments as Managing Director of its Superconductivity Division.

Steve joined Avingtrans in October 2008 from Serco, where he had spent four years running the National Physical Laboratory in Teddington and, latterly, he was also the Managing Director of the Serco Defence Operations business.