John Reece MBE FREng
Chairman, Reece Group; Trustee, Reece Foundation; Trustee, Springfield House Trust

John Reece is an outstanding engineer and entrepreneur responsible for the success of two international engineering businesses. SMD is a designer and manufacturer of subsea remote intervention equipment, operating in some of the world’s most hazardous environments; and Pearson Engineering is a designer and manufacturer of combat engineering equipment including the ‘SPARK’ counter-IED system, responsible for saving many lives in recent conflicts. John led both of these businesses and was the director responsible for product development. His vision and drive enabled both companies to develop world-class products, achieve commercial success and between them, win seven Queen’s Awards.