Advisory Board

Technical Advisory Board

David Hudson

David Hudson

Technical Advisory Board Member

David Hudson is an experienced leader in the automotive industry with a broad range of experience in engineering and professional services over a 40-year career. He spent over 15 years at Jaguar Cars before moving into a career in automotive consultancy including assignments with leading powertrain companies in Europe, Asia, and North America. For the past decade he has worked with India’s Tata Motors, to add to their technical strength and to support their electrification strategic plan. Through these roles, he has developed an extensive knowledge and experience of vehicle and powertrain engineering (including low-carbon technologies) from OEM and external perspective. He has also championed process improvement initiatives and strategic technology planning events.

Commercial Advisory Board

Crispian Besley

Crispian Besley

Commercial Advisory Board Member

With over 30 years’ experience in international investment banking and financial services, Crispian has led businesses in the UK, Europe and Asia, in addition to advising and trading for international corporate clients and institutional investors. As one of the youngest directors of Smith New Court Plc, Crispian was later appointed a director and board member of Schroder Securities and was instrumental in the sale of their Japanese business to Credit Suisse, of which he subsequently became Managing Director. Founder of Bescap, a London based consultancy, Crispian now specializes in working with private equity groups, venture capitalists and high net worth individuals, introducing investors to and raising capital for SMEs and buy-out opportunities. Focusing on the automotive and beverage sectors, he has consulted over 40 companies and is also an investor in several of them.n

Mark Osborne

Mark Osborne

Commercial Advisory Board Member

Mark has worked in the auction industry for 30 years both in the US and the UK, and currently holds the position Global Director of Motorsport at Bonhams. Mark's involvement in motorsport dates from an early age when he attended Formula 1 races in the 1970s. Currently he serves as a consultant within the world of Formula 1, and has worked with numerous teams up and down the community over the last 5 years. In the auction world, his consignments rank as world record price achievements for marques including Rolls-Royce and for both McLaren and Williams. Mark is a regular attendee and competitor at motor racing circuits throughout North America.