Dirkson is the founder and CEO of Loar Group Inc., a leading designer and supplier of aerospace and defence products, with expertise in working with companies in the sector that have niche, proprietary and/or leading product offerings in their markets.
Previously Dirkson served as CFO and Executive Vice President for McKechnie Aerospace between 2007-2010.
Chief Executive Officer
Mike was appointed CEO of Doncasters Group in March 2020.
Most recently he served as the CEO of Ervia, the parent company of Gas Networks Ireland, Irish Water and Aurora Telecom.
Mike was Group Vice President of Precision Castparts Corporation from 2005-2014, with responsibility for five operating businesses across 10 locations.
Nick has held various roles in the aerospace industry, most recently serving as Chairman of Gardner Aerospace from 2010-2019.
Previously he was CEO of CompAir Inc from 2002-2009, and was the Operational Director at TRW Lucas Aerospace between 1992-2001.
He began his career at the aerospace division of Rolls-Royce.
Chief Financial Officer
Simon was appointed CFO in September 2020 after joining the Doncasters Group as interim CFO in May 2020.
He has over 20 years of corporate finance experience and has previously held group financial controller roles at Kier Group plc and London Stock Exchange Group plc, as well as various CFO roles and finance director roles within Rolls-Royce plc.
Managing Director – Europe
Simon was appointed as Managing Director, Europe in January 2020.
Before being appointed as European MD he was Chief Commercial Officer for the group and led the divestment activities prior to the group’s restructure.
He has also previously held the roles of Divisional Managing Director and Finance Director, having joined the Doncasters Group in 2004.
Managing Director – USA
Jason was appointed Managing Director, USA in January 2020. He joined Doncasters in 2012 as General Manager, Doncasters Castings of Oxford, before becoming Managing Director, Structural Castings in 2016.
Prior to joining Doncasters, Jason spent 6 years as General Manager of US Casting & Machining Operations Hitchiner Manufacturing, and 16 years at Alcoa/Howmet in Quality, Sales, Manufacturing and Plant Management roles.
Managing Director – Turbocharger Components
Chris was appointed Managing Director of the Doncasters Turbocharger Components Division in early 2013.
Prior to joining Trucast, Chris was Managing Director of Ross Catherall Ceramics and has over 25 years’ experience in the aerospace industry, at Rolls-Royce Derby and Ross & Catherall.
General Counsel & Chief Risk Officer
Helen joined Doncasters Group as General Counsel and Chief Risk Officer in June 2021.
Helen is an experienced General Counsel who has worked across engineering and industrial sectors at various PLCs, including the Pennon Group where she was instrumental in advising on strategy, contracts, litigation, risk, liability, disclosure, compliance and governance.