Management Team

Len Dovey – Chairman

Len is a serial entrepreneur and founder of the Dovey Group of Companies. For more than 50 years, Len has been actively involved in a wide range of business activities such as property development, banking, shipping and various industrial companies.

Nabeel Shirazee – Director & Chief Technology Officer

Nabeel graduated from Leicester University in 1990 where he studied Electrical and Electronic Engineering. An M.Sc. in magnetic engineering followed at Cardiff University where he continued his Ph.D. studies and developed a permanent magnet lifting system that was patented by Cardiff University. His keen interest in magnetics led to a patented magnetic levitation system, which was awarded the “World’s No 1 Invention” at INPEX in the USA. In 1999 he founded Electronica, a magnetics research & design consultancy. Since then he has been involved with various challenging projects, including the design of an actuator motor for a British aerospace company. He also licensed the magnetic levitation technology to a Company in France.

Mike Baroth – Executive Director & Advisory Board

Mike is currently Chief Executive of the Dovey Group of Companies and has been part of the Group for 33 years. He is a qualified Mechanical Engineer, responsible for the day to day control of the Group’s property developments, the sourcing and acquiring of sites and liaison with the Group’s planning consultants.

Rob Rabaiotti – Chief Financial Officer

With experience at board level (both as Managing Director and Financial Director) acquired over 30 years in both private and public companies, Rob is currently Group Chief Accountant at Dovey Group, Cardiff. He has been a member of the Chartered Management Institute since 1983. He has previously worked for GEC Marconi Elliott Avionics; Chalmers Impey Chartered Accountants; Natural Gas Tubes Limited, a member of the Caparo Group; and Decourcy Group, a property developer (Shareholder and Financial Director).

Kay Shirazee – Advisory Board

Kay has been associated with the Habib Group of Companies since 1972. He became Managing Director of various public limited companies within the Group, which included Thal Jute Mills, Punjab Building Products and Baluchistan Foundry. He finally became Group Chief Executive and Vice Chairman. He was also involved with the Japanese team in the Toyota project for the cars assembled in Indus Motor Company, which was a joint venture between the Habib Group and Toyota Motor Corporation Japan. Since his retirement in 1997 he has been Technical Advisor to the Habib Group.

Phil Dovey – Advisory Board

Phil was appointed Executive Director of Hawtin plc. in 1983 and Managing Director in 1984, he had previously been involved with the management of the Dovey Group of Companies, covering shipping, property, engineering products and motor distribution. Phil was responsible for Certikin International, Spaform, Barclay Leisure and Ultrabronz in America as well as property management

Tony Phillips – Technical Manager

Tony is a Chartered Engineer. His early work was with the Distillers Company and he became National Chairman of the G & S Section of the Institution of Chemical Engineers. He then became a teacher and for over 20 years was a Chief Examiner with the Welsh Joint Education Committee.  He developed and ran the first ever national Practical Physics examination at 16+.  He then returned to industry with nine years spent with Ducant Ltd, makers of pressure vessels, before moving to Electronica Products as Technical Manager.