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The Senior Management Team - Magor Designs


Our team maintains an effective mix of development experience and seasoned leadership in order to provide innovative strategies and solutions required to meet the needs of our international client base. Our team relies on unparalleled project management, monitoring and evaluation, information technology, risk management, team management, and stakeholder management experience in order to ensure our clients’ success.

Ewan McConnell


Julie and Ewan McConnell jointly acquired Magor in 2007. Ewan is a Shell trained business graduate, who spent his early career in commercial and marketing roles with the Calor Gas Group, Yorkshire Electricity and the Hyder Group in the UK and abroad.

He spent 6 years as General Manager building British Energy Direct – a division of British Energy Plc which supplied electricity and associated services to over 20% of the largest industrial and commercial customers energy users in the UK.

Ewan has over 30 years experience in developing successful customer focused businesses in competitive market places.

Sean O-Brien

Managing Director

Sean O’Brien joined the Magor team as Operations Director in January 2017. Sean brings 30 years’ experience in Toolmaking, Design & Manufacture and Engineering in the New Product Development and Continuous Improvement fields of the Bio Medical sector.

As a time served toolmaker, Sean spent over 25 years with Biomet in the UK and Europe, developing his career from the toolroom, through a series of manufacturing and engineering leadership roles before assuming multi-site responsibilities for new product development and continuous improvement. Sean completed his career with Biomet as UK Plant Director for 4 years.

Sean spent 2 years with Ecolab in Baglan as Plant Manager and most recently he has been running Spectrum Brands site in Rassau who, along with other lines bottle the STP and Amor All automotive products.

Gordon Semple

Business Development Director

An Electrical Engineer by training, Gordon has over 35 years experience in manufacturing, automation and controls developed within a number of well known and respected industry leaders including over 10 years as Managing Director of FANUC UK.

Gordon joined Magor in 2014 and leads in the development of new customer relations and ensuring we understand and support the needs of our existing clients.

Emma Powell

Finance Director

Emma was appointed Finance Director in September 2014. She holds a degree in Accounting & Finance and is a qualified ACCA. She developed her career in the banking, manufacturing and leisure sectors before joining Magor in 2012.

Emma’s responsibilities include Finance, HR & IT to ensure we have an effective “back office” to support our customers, supply chain and internal teams.



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