MAL CREASE – FOUNDER AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Mal is the Founder and owner of the Vector Group which includes Vector Maritime Security group and the Vector Racing Team. He has over 15 years of diverse experience in the maritime industry across security/retail manufacturing, racing and brand marketing. Mal has been a permanent member of the infamous Vector Racing Team since its inception in 2012 and is a twice winner of the Cowes Classic, a two-time British Champion and member of the exclusive record-breaking K7 Club.
Prior to his involvement in the maritime industry, he was involved in the creation and roll-out of numerous successful early phase businesses in areas including media, technology and feature film. He has a very detailed understanding of sponsorship, brand marketing, content/format development, event management, experiential activation and connected technology. Prior to 2001, Mal held various high-level commercial positions for MTV Europe, The FA Premier League, UEFA, FIFA, ATP and Formula 1 and has significant experience specifically within the motorsport, media and defence industries.
ED TILSTON – CHIEF COMMERCIAL OFFICER
Ed is an experienced marketeer with a 20-year career marketing British premium brands across worldwide markets including 18 years with Jaguar Land Rover during which time he has accumulated a considerable breadth of experience across a wide variety of brand sales and marketing disciplines. His experience highlights include leading Land Rover’s Global Sponsorship and Partnerships programme, Director of Land Rover G4 Challenge, leading Land Rover’s Global Brand Extension (brand licensing and merchandise) programme and being the Global Marketing lead on Armed Forces Steering Committee. He also has experience of bespoke vehicle, military fleet and direct sales marketing, as well as extensive involvement in humanitarian and conservation corporate social responsibility and veteran re-employment initiatives.
JOHN DONNELLY – HEAD OF ENGINEERING
John is a highly-experienced advanced marine engineer with over 25 years of maritime design and engineering experience including both conventional and experimental craft, hydrofoil, hovercraft and hydro-nautical design. Previously he was responsible for the design, development and operations around the Honda Race Series, the largest offshore powerboat race series in history. In parallel, John has successfully operated his own racing and World Record breaking teams. John personally holds three World and two National Speed Records and has provided engineering support to numerous other successful World Record attempts. John is the lead engineer for the Vector Racing Team.