Our People

Geoff Hill

Geoff Hill

Managing Director

Geoff Hill is the Founder and Managing Director of Astute, from its inception in February 1989. He is proud of the company he has created and views the retention of employees and their commitment over the years as one of its biggest successes. Outside of the office, Geoff is an avid sports fan. He’s a passionate Chelsea supporter, owns racehorses and even won the Greyhound Derby in 2017 with his Greyhound ‘Astute Missile’.

Directors

Shelley Gristwood

Shelley Gristwood

Group Financial Director

Aran Coker

Aran Coker

International Business Director

Freddie Roe

Freddie Roe

Director - Aerospace & Defence

Ian Fantham

Ian Fantham

Commercial Director

Mark Shanley

Mark Shanley

Sales & Marketing Director

Team

Nicola Smith

Nicola Smith

Freight & Export Compliance Manager

Jay Hugill

Jay Hugill

Internal Sales Manager

Neil Webkin

Neil Webkin

Internal Sales Manager

Andy Robinson

Andy Robinson

Business Systems Manager

Chris Church

Chris Church

Operations Manager

Catherine Read

Catherine Read

HR Manager

Tony Hall

Tony Hall

Global Quality Manager

John McCarthy

John McCarthy

Global Business Manager

Andrew Quigley

Andrew Quigley

3PL General Manager

Kevin Baker

Kevin Baker

Franchise Division Manager

Colm Hanlon

Colm Hanlon

Senior Global Manager – Trading / Supply