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Leadership Team

This section brings you insight into each member of the Board of Directors.


The people who lead The Needham Group are dedicated, experienced and forward-thinking. We come from all backgrounds and walks-of-life.   Strong leadership skills and people management are essential at The Needham Group because people are the source of our personal and business energy. The understanding of this is fundamental to the way we work and it governs how we relate to each other.


David Needham

Company Owner


A fighter pilot at heart, David spent the first 20 years of his working life flying Jaguar single seat fast-jets, with the RAF.

Aled Ellis

Managing Director


With the business ever expanding and growing at a rapid pace, Aled joined the team in 2004, a young Welshman fresh out of university and eager to get into business.

Aaron Pawson

Needham Inks - Director


A renowned chemist, Aaron is able to turn his practical mind to anything from computing to management. Joining the company in 2001? he is responsible for developing a great deal of the Needham Inks range and bringing them to market.


Bob Powles

Needham Coding Ireland - Director


Bob Powles has 20 years’ experience of the coding and marking industry. Bob was the owner of distributor ACS, until it merged with The Needham Group to create Needham Coding Ireland Limited.