Meet the Team

Sailing Electronics Expert Richard Tinley

Richard Tinley, Director.

Richard has been repairing and servicing marine electronics for 30 years so he knows a huge amount about how they leak, corrode, explode & fail. With a strong sailing background, he is an enormously talented designer and has made custom displays for America’s Cup and many other projects.

Sailing Expert Hugh Agnew

Hugh Agnew, Director.

Hugh, a Cambridge mathematician, has been designing navigation systems for oil & gas, military and yachting for his whole career. Sailing since a boy, he is a well respected navigator and instrument specialist on the racing circuit in crews winning Fastnets, Hobarts and many other regattas.

Nils Jolliffe, COO.

Nils has been working in electronics and sensor businesses for more than 20 years in operational and general management roles, having started his career as a Naval Architect. He is a keen sailor and has been working with A+T since 2022 to help scale the company’s operations and manufacturing capability in support of 40% year or year growth.


Sarah Covey, Office Manager.

Sarah has worked in the marine instrumentation business for 25 years, including with Brookes & Gatehouse when it was still based in Lymington in the 1980s.

Supported by the team in sales, marketing, product development, support, manufacturing, service, repair and finance.

Pete Simmonds, Head of Sales.

Originally from Sydney and now based in the UK, Pete will lead A+T’s sales in Superyachts and raceboats. Pete is well known in superyacht circles having captained boats including Saudade, P2, Escapade and was Electrical Technical Officer on S/Y Maltese Falcon.


Jim Thom, Ambassador.

Highly acclaimed sailor, captain and expert on large classic yachts. Jim will support A+T's continuing growth by introducing owners and captains from the classic fleet to A+T's outstanding range of instruments.