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Caroline Smith

Head of Project

An ambitious head of project, passionate about green energy, Caroline oversees and coordinates the team's activities, whilst using her economics and public speaking skills to communicate with sponsors, partners in industry and media outlets.


Email: caroline.smith@students.ardingly.com


Eike Landwehr

Head of Business

Driven by the ambition to allow our dream to become reality, Eike works closely together with partners in industry and media. He and his team are responsible for fund raising, marketing and logistical challenges.


Email: eike.landwehr@students.ardingly.com


Zac Riley

Head of Electronics

Zac Riley joined the Ardingly project as he felt he needed to do more extra-curricular activity - and this was the perfect thing for him. Wanting to have a career in the engineering sector, Zac is learning invaluable skills from the project, and is looking forward to the car's first race.


Email: zac.riley@students.ardingly.com


Cameron Elder

Head of Mechanics

Enthusiastic about maths and physics, Cameron is ideal for the role. Since joining the team in shell, he has gained experience in engineering which he wants to do in later years. Along with Harry and the rest of the team, the mechanics will help build the chassis and bodywork for the amazing new car.


Email: cameron.elder@students.ardingly.com


Harry Tucker

Head of Mechanics

Harry is a part of the solar car team because this allows him to get involved in real life decisions a company would make. He has always aspired to be a mechanical engineer and he thinks this is the best way to archive his dreams. Harry Tucker has enjoyed the last four years on the project and hopes to carry on until he leaves Ardingly.


Email: harry.tucker@students.ardingly.com

Marie Veilly

Head of External Relations

Marie is in charge of external relations. She has a passion to improve the planet by replacing the highly polluting combustion motors with electric cars. Marie joined the team in September 2016 and is now an important member of the business team ensuring that the Ardingly Solar Project has a high media profile and ensuring our major sponsors are fully informed about the team's progress.


Email: Marie.Veilly@students.ardingly.com


John Binns

Mentor in Industry

It takes hours of hard work from a very special type of person to ensure the smooth running of what is as much a business as a school project. For our team, this person is John: a man with a wealth of experience, willing to help us racing in the World Solar Challenge. John Binns is also CEO of Lincoln Binns Ltd.


Email: johnbinns@lincolnbinns.com

Chief Mechanical Design Engineer

Robert Smith

Chief Mechanical Design Engineer

Rob Smith has joined on a work placement from Brighton University. He is a fanatic about cars and motor bikes. His enthusiasm and knowledge perculiates through the college. He is the key driver of the team.


Email: robert.smith@ardingly.com


Dr. Andrew Spiers

Project Supervisor

From the forefront of industry to the classroom, Dr Spiers began his career as a teacher in 2004. As pioneer of the Ardingly Solar Car, Dr Spiers supervises activity on the car and provides a wealth of valued expertise and advice to ensure deadlines are met.


Email: andrew.spiers@ardingly.com


Prince Albert II of Monaco

Royal Patron

His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco is patron of the Ardingly Solar Team. Prince Albert, a keen sportsman, environmentalist and automotive enthusiast, heads a Foundation committed to the promotion of renewable energies and the role they play in the transition towards a low carbon economy.

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