Management Team

Steve GladstonChief Executive
Officer

Steve studied Electronic & Electrical Engineering at the University of Bath before joining the Royal Navy as a helicopter pilot specialising in Anti-Submarine and Search and Rescue roles. Upon leaving the Royal Navy Steve gained significant experience flying in support of Oil and Gas and civilian SAR operations over the North Sea and Irish Sea, operating the S61 and S92 helicopters. Steve founded Developing Assets (UK) Ltd, HeliOperations' parent company, in 2007.

John BentleyManager Flight Operations SAR

John has been a commercial helicopter pilot for 28 years. Most recently he worked at Bristow where he held the position of Chief Pilot Stornoway SAR for the past 10 years and has served as a front line SAR pilot for over 21 years. With experience in various operations including Oil and Gas, Military Support, SAR and UN Support Operations, John also oversaw the introduction of the S92 to SAR ops. As Manager Flight Operations SAR for all UK Coastguard operations with CHC John has been instrumental in the development of SAR ops and related issue.

Paul BellBusiness Development Manager

Paul studied Engineering at Trinity College Dublin and worked in South Africa for 25 years in the heavy-engineering sector covering power generation, mining, oil refineries and offshore projects. He served as a director of a number of South African companies including Murray & Roberts Engineering, Genrec Engineering and Gray Security Services. He is now based in the United Kingdom and where he is involved in risk-management, education and training in Africa; and various other engineering projects.