Meet The Team

As Managing Director of NSF I bring a wealth of knowledge with me to lead the business forward into the future. With a background in Senior Finance, I keep an eye on the finances as well as the business. I enjoy a good murder mystery and anything Sci-Fi. I can usually be found crafting something new whilst watching the latest binge worthy series. When I’m not doing any of these things, I’m listening to my favorite heavy metal bands.

Sarah Birch
Managing Director/Finance Director

I started at NSF 45 years ago as an apprentice, with only a brief gap in 1997, and I am now Operations Director managing the day to day operations of all the departments across the factory and co-ordinating efficient production of NSF products. I also evaluate overall performance by gathering, analysing and interpreting data and metrics. When I am not at work, I enjoy spending my time going on walks and bird watching.

Lee Wilson
Operations Director

Started as an apprentice in 1984 when it was Lucas NSF. I left when the MBO happened and returned in 2004. Took over the engineering management functions of NSF in 2012 and was made Technical director in 2020. I enjoy hiking locally in Yorkshire. My favorite place to walk though would be the hills of Tuscany which I have been visiting yearly since 2009. Other than that, I enjoy mountain biking and reading.

Mark Rothwell
Technical Director

I have been working on this site for over 30 years, originally for the parent company Lucas. I am 1 of the 4 original founders of NSF Controls Ltd where we led a management buyout in July 1997.

I am a season ticket holder at Leeds United. I also play golf where I am a member of a local club. I am married with 2 daughters and have a grandson, Archie who is the apple of my eye.

Doug Priestley
Sales & Marketing Director

I joined NSF Controls in 2011 as a Commercial Administrator, my job title now is Sales Account Co–Ordinator.

Outside of work I enjoy cooking and baking, mostly celebration cakes for family and friends. I relish spending time working in my garden, although I’m not patient enough to grow produce! But most of all I love my “Granny Time” with my two wonderful granddaughters.

Karen Aucott
Sales Account Co-Ordinator

I have worked at NSF for 2 years, prior to that I ran my own animal feed shop for almost 15 years.

During my spare time I love to read, research my family tree and I am a member of the local history club. I have two grown up children who both became parents last year giving me the most adorable grandson and granddaughter imaginable.

Deborah Summerscale
Sales Account Co-Ordinator