Tony Chignel

Bio-composite development



Tony assisted Green Campus in first winning the deal with Martin to start running tests with his bio-resin. Composite manufacture has a very steep learning curve and Tony patiently took Green Campus on and supported the development of testing with the bio-materials. Without Tony's experience and support Green Campus could not have won that opportunity. Tony was working with Green Marine at the time, another market leader of composite manufacturing with whom we were partnered who sadly went bust. Then Tony introduced the project to Simon Rogers at Rogers Advanced Composites who helped move the project forwards again. We hope to work with Tony again in the future once we have our Automated Bio-composite Manufacture System further down the line.


Experienced composites specialist with a proven track record in engineering, management and manufacture of over 100 advanced composite structures including military and rescue boats, America’s cup yachts, super yachts, wind turbines, underwater energy devices, architectural structures and industrial components. Skills and expertise include.

• Leadership and management of composite structural engineering teams
• Project management of composite structural engineering and manufacturing projects
• Technical sales and business development related to advanced composite structures
• Creation of practical structural concepts for large and small scale components
• Detailed analysis of composite structures including first principles stress analysis through to finite element analysis
• Expert user of Nastran/Patran in composite structural analysis
• Broad understanding of composite construction technologies ranging from polyester wet lay up through to epoxy prepreg
• Preparation of detailed construction drawings using AutoCAD and Rhino
• Preparation of concise accurate technical reports

Past Experience:

Head of Composite Engineering
Green Marine
Oct 2011 – Oct 2017

Composites Engineering Manager
Gurit UK
2007 – Oct 2011

Composites Engineering Manager
SP Australia
2005 – Jan 2007

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