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


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

  • 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 reconstruction and restoration. He joined Eagle in 2005.

  • Rachel May

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

  • Tim Wharton

    Tim joined us with extensive Jaguar and Aston Martin experience and specialises in applying enhancements to E-Types in our service department.

  • 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. 

  • Darren Garner

    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.

  • James Salmon

    James has ten years experience in prestige automotive paintwork. He co-manages the department and applies his considerable expertise in painting our range of E-Types.

  • Rory Bishop

    Rory is a key member of our metal work shop and joined us with over ten years of high end fabrication and restoration experience. He constructs our steel bodied E-Type shells.

  • 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.

  • Simon Welch

    Simon has a lifelong passion for the E-Type and has owned several over the years. He runs our parts department and takes care of site management.

  • Chris Thorpe

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

  • Sam Bruce

    Sam has had an interesting upbringing in the classic car industry - even working at a Los Angeles motor museum. Now at Eagle he is working through each department, learning the Eagle way of doing things.

  • 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.