Our team

We’re immensely proud of our people and can’t wait to introduce you

Our handpicked team are highly capable with a diverse range of industry experience. But above all, they have a shared desire to make a difference. 

With an expanding core team and a network of over 100 associates, we have the flexibility to build the perfect team for each engagement.

Board of Directors

Stuart Gilbey

Founding Director BEng MBA CEng MIET

Stuart co-founded SEMP in 2015 after a successful career working on a diverse range of infrastructure and defence projects. A chartered engineer and the SEMP representative on the INCOSE UK Advisory Board, Stuart provides the operational and strategic innovation leadership across the company. Stuart’s passion is leading teams applying optimised systems engineering to make a real difference to the delivery of infrastructure projects.

Derek Wynne

Founding Director BSc MIET

Following a career spanning 25 years, Derek co-founded SEMP in 2015 and has led the growth of the company to its present day. Derek has previously held senior positions with full technical and delivery responsibility for large capital expenditure programmes alongside managing transformation and organisational change.

Paul Eastwood

Technical Director BSc MEng CEng MIET

Paul joined in 2022 to help accelerate the growth, capabilities, and success of the business while supporting the leadership of the people within SEMP in the UK and internationally. Over the last 30 years, he has held several senior posts providing systems thinking, systems engineering and systems integration services to clients in the transport, technology, water, and energy markets. Key to Paul’s success has been his ability to grow, develop and lead teams of systems approach practitioners at all levels of experience, and create an environment focused on providing customers with the project outcomes they intended.

Nick Giuffrida

Commercial Director - SEMPx Digital

Nick joined the SEMP team in 2023 as the Commercial Director for our new software, SEMPx Digital. He brings with him over 20 years of experience leading a vendor of supply chain software solutions. With his expertise and knowledge, he will further strengthen our commercial operations for the SEMPx product, enabling our customers to achieve a global and integrated approach.

Leadership Team

Mohsen Shafeie

Director of System Engineering P.Eng, PMP, CSEP

Mohsen joined the SEMP team in 2023 as Director of System Engineering. He brings with him over 20 years in the field and is known for his expertise in system engineering and program management, he’s led complex projects, notably safety-critical system designs and software development. At SEMP, Mohsen’s leadership and rapport with key stakeholders make him a crucial team member. The dedication and adaptability he brings to our team significantly contributes to our success.

Geoff Morbey

Rail Operations Director MBA, ASCT, MIAM

Geoff joined the SEMP team in 2023 as Rail Operations Director. With a solid background of over 20 years experience in management and mission-critical project oversight, he’s a proven leader in operationalizing business assets. Geoff’s expertise in rail safety assurance and regulatory compliance positions him to collaborate with the Business Leadership Team, shaping our multi-year corporate strategy. He plays a pivotal role in steering infrastructure capital programs, ensuring safety, and maintaining regulatory adherence. Geoff’s achievements further attest to his commitment and skill, making him a vital asset to our success.

Richard Harold

Head of PMO

Richard joined SEMP in 2022 to further drive excellence in the company’s operational and delivery performance.

Prior to joining SEMP, Richard spent over 25 years working across central government departments, FTSE 100 companies, regulators and consultancies – always tenaciously focused on delivering the client’s needs.

Sergio Mammoliti

Managing Consultant - Head of Safety BSc PEng

Sergio has over 30 years of experience in the design and analysis of safety-critical and mission-critical systems with specific concentrations in reliability, availability, maintainability, safety, and risk assessment in the rail transit, railroad, and aerospace industries. He has extensive experience as a Principal Safety and Reliability Engineer primarily undertaking RAM assessment and Safety certification of Positive Train Control (PTC), Communications Based Train Control (CBTC), and Solid State Interlocking (SSI) systems.

Ian McMenemy

Resource Manager

Ian has over 25 years experience in the development of business and identifying resource to support the delivery of Engineering, Safety and Management Consultancy services. Ian has worked predominantly with clients in the Transportation and Nuclear sectors operating within both the public and private sectors.

Louisa Platt

Resource & Account Manager

Louisa is an accomplished transport professional, having worked predominantly within the rail industry, and having 20 years’ experience including, business development, bidding, contract management, stakeholder management, and resourcing.  She possesses a wealth of knowledge from the Middle East, having spent 13 years in the region.

Meghan Belpassi

Marketing Manager BSc MES

Meghan joined SEMP’s Toronto office in 2022 having previously worked in the hospitality industry in the UK. She brings over 10 years’ experience in project coordination, tender preparation and proposal writing to SEMP to support our growth in Canada and internationally. With a background of working with privately owned SMEs, Meghan loves to collaborate with passionate and entrepreneurial teams to build their brands.

Ali Ariburnu

Principal Engineer - Systems PEng BEng PMP

Ali is a PEng and a seasoned, top-performing Engineering Project Manager with a demonstrated track record in Passenger Rail and nuclear power industries. Ali is skilled in Engineering Project Management, People Development, Requirements Engineering, Engineering Process Improvement, Hardware and Software Systems Integration, Verification and Validation, Technical Debt management, RAMS, and complex Systems Design.

Arjun Krishnan

Principal Consultant - Systems CEng MSc BEng

As Systems Engineer who has worked on multiple large-scale projects in ground transportation, Arjun enjoys analysing and solving complex problems using systems thinking.

With a strong knowledge in Systems Engineering principles, he aims to use his ability and skills acquired having worked on multiple diverse and challenging projects to deliver safe and efficient engineering solutions.

Graham Seeley

Principal Consultant - HF BSc

Graham has 18 years’ experience managing Human Factors Integration in the rail sector, including acting as HF lead on significant infrastructure design programs and as a specialist adviser to rail safety programs.  Graham has a keen interest in the proactive application of human-centred design principles and analysis, to improve the design of systems, to manage risk and optimise performance.

Grant Shepherd

Principal Consultant - Systems BSc MPhil

Grant is a Systems Engineer with over 22 years’ experience and proven capability across most elements of the Systems V Model, with emphasis on Requirements Engineering and Management, along with Functional Decomposition and Logical Architectures – as well as their implications on the later, right-hand-side phases.  This has been gained across several domains, from aerospace to nuclear, automotive to defence (including land vehicles, naval training facilities and guided weapons).

Anthony Chuter

Principal Consultant - Systems BSc MIET MINCOSE

Tony is a highly experienced Systems Engineering Consultant with 30 years’ experience across the rail, defence & avionics, and security sectors. He is an innovator and technical leader with a sound record of delivery on complex and challenging projects. 

He establishes strong working relationships with customers, project managers, discipline specialists and suppliers to ensure collaboration at all levels.

Emma Burgess

Bid Manager

Emma Burgess excels in analytical thinking, a skill refined through her Physics background and enriched by extensive expertise in business development. A champion of sustainable engineering, her values are in harmony with SEMP’s principles. Armed with Lean Six Sigma White Belt and IAB Digital Marketing certifications, Emma has elevated our bid management process, assuring technical accuracy and customization to client needs. Her steadfast dedication to sustainability reinforces our pursuit of innovative and eco-conscious engineering solutions.