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Meet the Team


Discover our teams expertise and find out how our they will help you achieve success. If you have a question or would like to discuss your course requirements, contact us today.

Andrew Deere - Managing Director
Andrew Deere
Managing Director

Andrew is a Business Studies graduate from Bristol University. After initially taking some time out to travel Andrew joined the MPI Group in 1990, his family’s publishing business. His initial job role was as Advertising Executive for Drydock magazine.
He became Managing Director in 1997 and has helped develop a Training Division for the business which trades under the brands of Corrodere and the Maritime Training Academy.
Andrew now concentrates on managing the Support Office at the company’s base in Farnham, Surrey and giving direction on future business strategy.
When not at work Andrew enjoys watching his two sons play football, cricket, golf, tennis etc. etc.!!!

David Eyre - Project Manager
David Eyre
Project Manager

David Eyre has been working in the Protective and Marine coating industries for over 30 years. The majority of the time has been spent with major coating manufacturers in the UK and overseas. The last 10 years have been spent in training applicators, supervisors, inspectors and trainers globally.
In addition to the training activities David has also advised on training suitability and requirements for a number of national organisations.

Lucy Pavia - Account Manager
Lucy Pavia
Operations Manager

Lucy has worked for the MPI Group for over 10 years and been involved with the overall operating, development and growth of Corrodere particularly the ICorr Inspection programme and SSPC Train the painter while juggling a busy home life with two lively sporting teenage boys. Enjoying being active and exercising regularly her goal this year is to complete the Surrey Sprint Triathlon.

Trevor Parry - Coating Specialist Tutor
Trevor Parry
Coating Specialist Tutor

Over forty years’ experience in the protective coatings industry and eventually as Technical Director and then Owner of Scientific and Technical Services Ltd. Principally involved in the evaluation of paint coatings, their modes and mechanisms of failure, cause and extent of breakdown and recommendations for their remedial treatment.

Clare Upton - Accounts Assistant
Clare Upton
Accounts Assistant

Clare has worked part time for MPI for nearly 2 years.
She has two young boys which keep her extremely busy with football, cricket etc….they keep trying to teach her the off side rule!

When not chasing around after her boys she enjoys running and does the occasional competition.

Carol Haines
Global Account Manager - SSPC Train the Painter Training and Certification

Carol has worked within a client relationship/strategic account management role within the fleet industry for most of her career and is now looking forward to utilising her experience to support and grow the Train the Painter programme globally.

In her spare time, Carol is a keen yogi and has a passion for dancing too. She loves spending time travelling to new places and spending quality time with friends and family, including the furry kind.

Taran Vernon
Course Manager

Taran joined the Corrodere team November 2017. She is keen to continuously improve the company’s administrative tasks to ensure the smooth running of the business. She enjoys cooking, baking, cycling and is an experienced florist!

Taran had a very lucky escape whilst hiking up Everest Base Camp for charity when the 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on 25th April 2015, just a few hundred meters from the avalanche that wiped the base camp!

Meena Tipson
Global Account Manager - Coating Inspection Training and Certification

Meena is full of energy and loves life. She is really friendly, approachable and will make you laugh, why don’t you give her call to discuss any of the coating inspection courses available at the Corrodere Academy.