Technical and Strategic Advisors

The Technical Advisory Board, Chaired by Graham Hopkins, provides the CEO with independent engineering expertise, specialist knowledge and strategic recommendations regarding our technology.

Graham William Hopkins

Lambert Dopping-Hepenstal

The U.S. Advisory Board brings considerable aerospace and national security experience to our company’s U.S. business offering – helping to guide our strategy and growth in thermal management solutions.

Dr Mark Lewis

Chairman of the Board

John 'JV' Venable

Board Advisor

Test Facility 2. Colorado, U.S

Reaction Engines Test Facility 2 is uniquely capable of providing high-temperature air at high mass flows for extended durations. Located at the Colorado Air and Space Port near Denver, CO, USA, TF2 is right next to the “Aerospace Alley” and is centrally located for providing national and global testing services.

Meet our Board of Directors

Working with our team of technical and strategic advisors, the Board are driven to propel Reaction Engines into the brightest of futures. Meet them here.

Graham Williams Hopkins

Graham is an experienced Group Technical Director with 20 years of senior leadership experience in global technology and engineering companies. He has a track record of successfully leading organisations during periods of change and delivering strong and profitable growth.

Lambert Dopping-Hepenstal

Lambert is an Engineering Director with over 40 years’ experience in the aerospace and defence industry. A systems engineer with a design and development background leading to technology management and engineering strategy. Current interests include the development of autonomous systems in the transport sector.

Dr Mark Lewis

Dr Lewis is a former Director of Defense Research and Engineering at the Department of Defense and a professor emeritus at the University of Maryland, where he has been a faculty member for 25 years. Still the longest serving Chief Scientist in U.S. Air Force history, he has conducted basic and applied research in hypersonic aerodynamics, advanced propulsion, and space vehicle design and optimization.

John 'JV' Venable

A Senior Research Fellow for Defense Policy at the Heritage Foundation’s Center for National Defense, JV is an authority on the operational capabilities of the U.S. Department of Defense, with an emphasis on air and space. In 2004, he commanded the 379th Air Expeditionary Group in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is also a former commander of the U.S. Air Force aerial demonstration squadron, the Thunderbirds.