The Eagle Team

Meet the dedicated team behind the Eagle E-Type, the Speedster, Low Drag GT, the Spyder GT and the Eagle Lightweight GT.
  • Henry Pearman

    Founder & CEO

    Henry founded Eagle E-Types in 1984, inspired by his life-long passion for this iconic Jaguar. He continues to focus on both the current and future shaping of Eagle.

  • Paul Brace


    Paul developed the Eagle E-Type and subsequent Special Editions and is responsible for all the technical and design work including the Speedster. Paul joined Henry in 1989 and built the first dozen Eagles.

  • John McLaren

    Non-Executive Chairman

    John is a novelist, a former diplomat, and a corporate adviser who sits on the board of several companies in the US and Europe. He commissioned and still owns Eagle No.1. 


  • Steve Head

    Management Team

    Steve assembles the Eagle E-Type, the Speedster and the Low Drag GT and coordinates the Eagle assembly programme. He joined Eagle in 2001.

  • Rachel May

    Management Team

    Rachel is our organisational superstar, dealing with customer liaison, logistics, queries and everything that helps things run smoothly.

  • James Salmon

    Management Team

    As well as co-running the paint department with Darren and painting our cars, James has a key role in the general management throughout the site. 

  • Darren Garner

    Management Team

     Darren has over twenty years experience working to the very highest standards of automotive restoration and is now predominantly focused on metalwork and paintwork. Darren co-runs the body and paint department.

  • Andy Pitwell

    Andy is our highly-skilled fabricator and hand produces our extensive range of bespoke parts and components. He joined Eagle in 2001.

  • Larry Crane

    Larry has a life-long pedigree in the bodyshop and is responsible for all aspects of E-Type body restoration. He joined Eagle in 2005.

  • Gregg May

    With a long history at Eagle, Gregg has extensive knowledge of the entire build process and now specialises in rebuilding our engines.

  • Tim Taylor-Medhurst

    Tim is a key member of the Eagle service team. He is both an experienced race mechanic and classic car restorer - with Le Mans experience to boot. 

  • Ryan Thompson

    Ryan is a Senior Master Technician Panel Beater with 21 years in the industry, 19 of those with a main dealer. He is a valuable member of the bodyshop team.

  • Chris Thorpe

    Chris served his engineering apprenticeship at Crosthwaite and Gardiner before moving into motorsport with Jota and then onto the Mclaren F1 department..

  • Alison Leeves

    Alison is our trimmer and joined us with 18 years of experience, a degree in design from the University of Derby and a keen eye for detail.

  • Ryan Holloway

    Ryan joined our paintshop with experience in all aspects of body and paint work and is continuing to develop his skills with great enthusiasm throughout the department.

  • Nigel Smith

    Nigel has vast experience in the industry including a wealth of knowledge on Jaguar E-Types and is a main part of our service division.

  • Callum Richards

    Callum has a background in classic car restoration and metalwork. He runs our parts department and assists with admin.

  • Joanna Ruff

    Jo is our internal accountant and a car enthusiast.  She enjoys the views from her window on handover days, and one day hopes to have her own Eagle

  • Steve Williams

    Steve has 34 years bodyshop and restoration experience, including working on major award-winning Ferraris. He has also spent many years specialising in the Jaguar E-Type.