Ian Briggs - Design Director
Ian is an accomplished designer with a reputation for innovative and radical concepts that have won him awards and accolades in diverse fields including aviation, luxury yachts and the automotive sector. He and his brother Neill formed the consulting venture Adaptive Space in 2000 and have worked with major OEMs (primarily Porsche, Mercedes and Audi) for over a decade, along with clients such as Lufthansa and its Airbus A380 fleet. As co-founder of BAC Ltd alongside his brother, his remit with Mono makes him responsible for program creative design direction from concept through to production implementation, active in all creative aspects of component, system and total vehicle design, exterior and interior.
Neill Briggs - Director of Product Development
As an engineer Neill has vast experience across the motor industry, having worked for the likes of Bentley and Ford, where he was Engineering Manager. Neill led the team responsible for the award winning “Multi-link, control blade, rear suspension” on the Focus RS, a car that proved to be a game changer for Ford. As co-founder of BAC (Briggs Automotive Company) Ltd his current brief sees him responsible for the entire program delivery and management of all disciplines within the business, active in all aspects of component, system and total vehicle design, development and engineering. For Neill, BAC is the realisation of a life-long ambition to develop innovative vehicles that show what is possible when we question and challenge convention.
Alexandre Gama – Board Member
Alexandre Gama is one of the most respected and influential ad men in the communications industry worldwide. Having creative and planning skills as his background he is founder, CEO and CCO of NEOGAMA advertising agency and Member of the Global Creative Board at Publicis Communications, one of the biggest communications groups in the world. As a shareholder and investor in BAC and also sitting at the board of this company, Alexandre brings a wealth of accumulated knowledge and expertise on brand building, positioning innovation and communication skills. Plus, he has huge car experience having had the opportunity to work with 5 of the big established car companies during his career: Volkswagen, Ford, Audi, Mitsubishi and Renault.“It’s my day to day job to cherish and support new talent and recognise new ideas and game changing creativity in any field. It’s clear to me then, that BAC has moved the benchmark completely in the automotive sector. Mono is a unique and innovative idea so well executed that got me at first sight as a consumer more than a professional. In a world full of compromises, Mono is what I call ‘One of a Kind’. It truly is.”
Mark Rayner - Chief Operating Officer
Mark is responsible for Operations & Finance. He has been actively involved with fast growth businesses, internationally for in excess of 20 years. He was a principal for a number of technology venture funds and a founder of a technology corporate finance boutique, prior to joining the company. Mark has been involved in a number of international IPO’s, trade sales and fund raising activities. He spent the last three years in the USA, in automotive experiential marketing, working with clients such as Audi, Porsche, Chrysler, Lexus, Ford and Mitsubishi.
Rainer Kuhlwein – Director of Manufacturing
Rainer is responsible for all logistics, manufacturing, supply chain management and production at BAC, drawing on 20 years’ experience at senior level in related fields for leading companies. His knowledge spans large international corporates as well as SME’s, he has been involved in multiple M&A transactions and a successful IPO. Rainer met Ian and Neill Briggs through the shared love for Design, lightweight Sports cars and Italian Motorbikes such as MV Agusta and joined the BAC team in 2011.
Guy Harvey - Senior Designer
Having graduated from Coventry University’s renowned Transportation Design course alongside Ian, Guy has accumulated a vast experience and knowledge across a number of different design and engineering disciplines, ranging from automotive (Renault and Mercedes) to the aircraft and boat industries. His involvement in Mono has been extensive, working on both design and body engineering - from conception through to the production qualification and manufacturing - Guy helped form the distinctive shape of Mono.
Murray Adams - Senior Designer
Murray joined the team in 2007 having graduated from Pforzheim’s Masters in Transportation design course in Germany. Since project inception he has worked extensively - from initial concept through to production implementation - on all aspects of the interior and exterior design of Mono, including initial concept/developmental sketches, clay model and CAD realisation. In addition to his continued involvement in model year design changes and future projects Murray’s remit includes all aspects of BAC corporate identity.
Oliver Webb – Test and Development Driver
Despite his modest years, professional racing driver Oliver Webb brings great experience to his role as Mono test and development driver. A winner since he first stepped into a kart, Oliver has competed in a variety of Formula over the world’s greatest race circuits. Most recently he won the 2014 European Le Mans Series Championship with Signatech Alpine, a season that featured a 7th place overall finish in his first Le Mans 24 race. Oliver has been instrumental in the setup of Mono, helping it to be formidable as both a road and track car. In addition to his driving role Oliver has also provided valuable feedback to the videogames which feature Mono, most notably Project Cars, where he has been involved since the games inception, ensuring that the experience will be extremely realistic.