Leadership Team

Leadership Team

Our leadership team work together to ensure that Airedale continues to be one of the most innovative and dynamic cooling solution providers in the industry. They bring a wealth of expertise, experience and leadership to provide Airedale with vision and direction for the future, whilst maintaining the level of honesty and integrity that is appreciated by customers and employees alike.

Airedale’s visionary Executive team continues to serve as champions for its employees and customers.


Adrian Trevelyan

Managing Director – Data Centres EMEA/APAC

Adrian Trevelyan is the Managing Director – Data Centres EMEA/APAC for Airedale, following his role as After Market Director. He joined Airedale after leaving the British Army in 1990.

Adrian has a wealth of HVAC experience, having held various roles throughout his years with Airedale.

Adrian uses his extensive technical knowledge in the A/C industry to drive forward aftermarket activity, including service, spares, special projects, technical support and commercial controls. Adrian has grown the field team to over 70 skilled HVAC engineers and is continuously looking to strategically add new services, with a particular focus on energy efficiency. Adrian was also instrumental in developing the Airedale Training school offering courses on a wide range of subjects to hundreds of engineers throughout the industry.

Adrian is a qualified Chartered Manager and also holds an MBA from The Bradford University School of Management. In his spare time and when his knees allow he can be found running through the glorious mud of Yorkshire.


Adam Yarrington

Business Unit Leader – Director Data Centres

Adam Yarrington is the Business Unit Leader – Director Data Centres, following his role as Engineering Director for Airedale. He plays a key role in strengthening Airedale’s position at the forefront of cooling and heating technologies, by leading an expanding programme of research, new product development and the application of new generation innovations.

During his long role as Engineering Director, Adam’s remit was to lead the development of Airedale’s design, engineering and research offering to underpin our growth strategy. Adam heads a sizeable team, including sponsored PhD students, MEng, BEng and undergraduate graduate apprentices. He is a chartered mechanical engineer with a MEng Degree in Automotive Engineering from Leeds University.

“I find my job very rewarding,” explains Adam, “I manage complex projects and solve real world problems for customers. The design and delivery of a tailor-made solution is very satisfying.

I love the diversity of products that Airedale manufactures, the people, the working environment and the applications of our products. I’ve been fortunate enough to visit some spectacular places (from an engineering perspective) and solve problems or propose solutions including projects such as the Channel Tunnel, various data centres and Vodacom’s containerised data centre solution.”


Jonathan Jones

Business Unit Leader – Director Commercial Solutions

Jonathan Jones is the Business Unit Leader – Director Commercial Solutions following his roles as Head of Commercial HVAC and Sales Manager for Airedale.


Asim Ansari

Business Unit Leader – Director Enterprise Solutions

Asim Ansari is now Business Unit Leader – Director Enterprise Solutions for Airedale, following his role as Commercial Director.

Asim joined Airedale directly from Humberside College of Technology in 1990 and has been involved within the Export Sales team for the last 27 years.

Asim has an HND in Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, an MSc in Executive Leadership from Leeds University and is a Chartered Manager. In his spare time Asim enjoys travel and keeping fit.


Simon Scott

Operations Director – Data Centres

Simon Scott is the Operations Director for Airedale. His remit is to ensure that the company has the necessary supply chain, manufacturing footprint and quality management system to provide best in class products to our global customers.

Simon joined the company in 2014 and has 16 years’ experience in manufacturing leadership. He holds an MEng (Hons) in Management, Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Leeds.


Simon Thorburn

Finance Manager

Simon Thorburn is Financial Manager for Airedale International Air Conditioning Ltd. Simon joined Airedale  in February 2006 from Sundora Foods and spent 9 years as Head of Finance during which he managed the insurance claim following the 2013 fire. Moving to a more commercial role in 2017, Simon is now responsible for Airedales sales pricing policy, making sure that margins are acceptable and sustainable.

Away from work, Simon enjoys spending time with family and friends, listening to music, watching comedy and brewing craft beer. Simon is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Hull.


Steven Joyce

HR Director

Steven Joyce is the HR Director for Airedale. Steve joined Airedale following experience from working within HR at other multinational companies notably United Biscuits, Ingersoll Rand and IMI.

Steve is responsible of all HR policies procedure and practice, with the recruitment of talent in the business, apprenticeship programmes, compensation and benefits, organisation change, people development and Health, safety and environmental issues.

He enjoys the variety that the HR function provides. Steve holds a degree in History from Newcastle University, is FCIPD qualified and holds an MBA from Bradford University.



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If you’re a school or college leaver with an interest in engineering, an apprenticeship with Airedale might be the next thing for you. We offer high quality on the job training, paired with day release at an approved college, that will lead to valuable professional qualification on successful completion.



Airedale international offers a wealth of career opportunities across many different disciplines including engineering, IT, finance, sales, marketing and administration. Every individual has an important part to play in driving our company forward and below are just a few examples of the roles we offer given by the people who work here.