Andrew Dalby
Managing Director

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Adam Dalby
Commercial Director

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Ken Dean
Quality Manager

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Ken joined Brafe in 2008 and has progressed through the quality team to the position of  Quality Manager. Ken has a track record of Quality Management within the metal casting industry whilst maintaining the required accreditations to support customer requirements and is passionate about holding the Level III status for the company’s NDE facility, alongside upholding our Nuclear quality program.

Out of work Ken enjoys all the good things that life offers, such as dog walks and general outdoor pursuits, although occasionally has been known to sample craft ales in local establishments. Dreams of one day relocating to Spain to live out a long and happy retirement.

Arron Boarder
Head of IT

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Arron comes from a proven background in IT systems implementation and change. As Head of IT, Arron will be utilising his skills in turning business strategy into IT deliverables, with a focus on employing the most up-to-date technologies and solutions to aid the business with our continued success and aspirations for future growth. Current projects include a major ERP overhaul and implementation, a new infrastructure backbone and delivery of data-centric tools including Industry 4.0 standards. Arron’s personal interests include offshore sailing and motorsport.

Chris Pritchard
Head of Machining.

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As Head of machining Chris is key to developing modern manufacturing strategies to improve output and increase machine utilisation. Chris has been an engineer all his working life and comes from an extensive background in precision engineering and process development. He is currently planning a major new investment of 5-axis mill/turn technology that will change the way Brafe Engineering manufactures many of its core products and dramatically reduce setup times.


Paul Cookson
Compliance Manager

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Paul joined Brafe in 2017 with over 15 years of manufacture and Health & Safety Management experience. Pauls current role comprises of Compliance and Maintenance Management, with the continuous task of imbedding improved Health, Safety & Enviornment practices. Paul is working towards the 14001 Environmental accreditation which we hope to secure in 2020.



Klair Symonds
HR Manager

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Klair Joined Brafe in 2018 and is fully qualified with a thorough background in HR, having worked in various companies throughout the region. Klair understands the core principles of putting people first. Her skills in planning, directing and coordinating have elevated the HR department to enable our workforce to make a positive difference. Klair enjoys running marathons to raise money for those in need.


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