Meet The Team

Russell Childs


Managing Director

After 12 successful years as a Senior Quantity Surveyor, Russell joins the Chilfen team. He used his background in management to oversee the development of Chilfen into the nationally regarded company it is today. Russell took over joint Directorship of Chilfen in 1998.

Michelle Dear


Jt Managing Director

Michelle joined the company in 1985 where she developed a core knowledge of the trade through a variety of roles. She and Russell took over the company with joint directorship in 1998.

Russell Pearson


Operations Manager

Russell has been a fundamental member of the Chilfen Management team for many years, effectively leading his production team and playing a crucial part in transforming Chilfen into the successful company it is today.

Steve Reynolds


Technical Sales Manager

Steve has been with Chilfen for over thirty years. He started out working on the shop floor at our original site in Arlesey, progressed to production management and then moved across to sales where he has been our Technical Sales Manager for over 10 years. He is responsible for management of our key accounts, technical case designs and sales and estimations.

Bruce Starling


Internal Sales Co-ordinator

Bruce has been working in the export trade since 1990. He joined the Chilfen team in 2006 and, over the past 10 years, has held various roles, including Assistant Production Manager and Night-Shift Manager, until taking on his current role of Internal Sales Co-ordinator in 2012.

Mark McCavery


Production & Transport Manager

Mark started his career at Chilfen at eighteen years old where he worked as a case maker and later an assistant supervisor at our original site in Arlesey. Mark is now Production & Transport Manager. His role includes organising logistics, overseeing and monitoring production processes, reviewing and organising production schedules and training and supervising production and logistics teams, amongst other responsibilities.

Lee McCavery


Assistant Production Manager

Lee originally started working for Chilfen part time at the age of 16, learning basic CAD design. In 2006, he became bespoke case maker and over the years, worked his way to becoming Assistant Supervisor. Today, Lee is Assistant Production Manager and is responsible for the majority of cutting list designs, parts ordering as well as assisting with transport and order processing tasks in production and sales.

Darren Morrison


Late Shift Production Manager

Darren joined the team at Chilfen Export Packaging in 2017 as our Late Shift Production Manager. He has 10 years’ experience in warehousing and logistics and has been a manager for the past 3 years. Darren ensures the smooth running of all production processes during our late shift amongst other responsibilities.

Linda Millington


Credit Controller

Linda has worked for Chilfen for over 16 years, first for Chilfen Joinery before moving to Export Packaging. Linda is our receptionist but also our credit controller. She is in charge of finance and sales ledger, raising sales invoices and helping process wages.

The chilfen Team

The Chilfen Team

We have a dedicated team of 16 shop floor staff, each highly skilled and committed members of the Chilfen Export Packaging team. With shifts running day and night and with a variety of skills and expertise, the team are able produce top quality goods with a short turnaround time. Many of the team have been with the company for over 10 years, sharing their vast knowledge of case assembly, bespoke inserts and applications, riveting and pallet making (to name a few!) with the newer members of the team. We’re extremely proud to have such a skilled, professional and devoted team of workers, an integral part of the Chilfen family.