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Meet the Executive Team

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Jonathan Golby

Having joined in 2011, Jonathan led early development of PEAK's nascent aftermarket services business, before spending several years as Sales & Marketing Director, all of which gave him unique global perspective of PEAK's market and customers. Taking on the role of COO in 2017 and later stepping up to become CEO, taking over the reins when founder Robin MacGeachy stepped back to become Chairman, Jonathan has been at the forefront of the business through a remarkable period of expansion and transformation. Coupling deep professional experience of the gas generation sector with Harvard academic foundations, Jonathan is well-equipped to lead the vision and long-term strategic success of PEAK.

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Aine Finlayson

Assuming the role of COO at PEAK Scientific in 2023, Aine brings over 25 years of experience in various engineering leadership roles across different sectors. With a Master of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, she has predominately led manufacturing and engineering groups through essential business changes to meet the ever-changing customer landscape and ways of working. She holds a strong belief in people development and releasing potential as an enabler of company performance and job satisfaction. Aine is a mum of twins aged 14 who constantly keep her busy and open to the needs of the future workforce.

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Global Head of Recruitment

Fiona Taylor

Fiona is our Global Head of Recruitment, providing experienced leadership to the recruitment function globally, overseeing hiring across all functions and regions. Having been with the company since 2007, bringing experience in previous recruitment roles with global organizations such as Johnson & Johnson, Fiona has played a major role in shaping and maintaining the unique working culture at PEAK. With a headcount that has risen from 60 to over 600 during this time, Fiona has been personally responsible for hiring many of the current leadership and longest-tenure staff and as part of the executive team, continues to have a positive influence on the development of the business as it continues to grow at pace.

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Group Director

Phil Charles

Phil joined PEAK in 2021 as non-executive Group Director, supporting the business in a cross-functional advisory capacity. Since then, Phil has spent time as interim General Manager for PEAK's North America business and has been closely involved in the evolution of PEAK Gas Generation ‘industrial’ nitrogen division, among other projects. Having worked as a Senior Audit Partner at KPMG in Scotland, before taking the role of Group Director, Phil is no stranger to the business having had PEAK as a client for more than 5 years prior. Through his almost 30 years service with KPMG, Phil brings a wealth of commercial experience to PEAK which benefits us across the whole business as we continue to grow.


IT Director

John Whitehill

John joined PEAK Scientific in 2022 as IT Director. John has worked in IT and cyber-security-related roles for over 25 years. He worked latterly at Aggreko and previously with organizations such as PwC, Standard Life, and EY. In each of these organizations, John has led and delivered complex technology projects to help maximize business value from IT. He is excited about new technology opportunities ahead for PEAK Scientific which include connecting our products to the internet and gathering resulting data insights.

Outside of work, John’s passion is the outdoors, and has his sights on bagging a round of the Munros.

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Group Financial Director

Michelle McGavin

Michelle joined PEAK in 2019 as Group Financial Controller, moving into the role of Group Financial Director in December 2020.

With over 15 years of experience, Michelle is responsible for all aspects of the financial performance of the company.

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