Meet the Team

3D Consultancy is a UK company. We are a division of RBR Engineering Solutions Ltd, whose heritage and pedigree is established in the highly demanding and competitive world of Formula One Racing.


Roberto Paduano

Managing Director


Brett Rust

Technical Director


Stuart McHale

Head of Commercial

Roberto Paduano

Roberto is responsible for the daily operations and performance of the company from planning to implementation of business strategies.

Roberto’s background is in Mechanical Engineering where he has built up over 15 years engineering experience in Automotive, Industrial and F1 markets in companies such as McLaren Automotive, Mercedes AMG Petronas, Torro Rosso and the Ferrari F1 Team.

A graduate from Liverpool John Moores University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He also spent 5 years studying Mechanical Engineering at the Polytechnic of Turin.

Brett Rust

Brett provides project management with engineering expertise in both materials and process.

From a career working in a variety of manufacturing and design engineering roles, career highlights include; world champion constructors Mercedes AMG Petronas; Rolls Royce Aerospace; and working on the Koenigsegg CCX supercar.

A graduate of the University Bournemouth where he began his career as a model maker. Brett then pursued his fabrication and engineering interests into motorsport gaining experience in high end engineering with advanced composites.

Stuart McHale

Stuart supports the general management of the business and provides leadership on commercial matters.

An experienced Managing Director whose responsibilities have included several general management positions in multi-site manufacturing and distribution.

Stuart also provides consultancy services with a focus on strategic business transformation and change projects.

Dr Ian Halliday, Associate Director

Ian leads on advisory, training and consultancy in Additive Manufacturing. An experienced and successful CEO who has grown an Additive Manufacturing business five fold to become a global leader in its field.
With over 30 years experience of Additive Manufacturing as a pioneer, strategist and implementer Ian is an innovator, transforming processes and teams with the uptake of new technologies.

In addition to a successful corporate career, Ian is a distinguished academic holding an Engineering Doctorate, MBA, MSc, and BSc qualifications. Ian is now sharing his knowledge and experiences as a presenter, facilitator and trainer.

For more information on the support 3D Consultancy can provide to clients helping them to embrace and exploit new technologies, materials and processes, then visit our Advisory and Training Services page.

Mark Tatham

Mark supports the engineering, design and technology development activities of the business.

A highly qualified Motorsports Engineer and Technical Manager with extensive experience in Formula One and other high-level racing formulae.

A strong technical background, which is complimented by excellent communication, organisation and management skills, developed in world leading Formula One teams and applied to independent projects.

Recent experience of electric hybrid drive systems, commercially aware and with extensive contacts throughout the industry. Mark has lived and worked both in the UK and mainland Europe.

Sara Colligan

Sara supports the team across a range of administrative duties coordinating resources that manage the client interface, managing customer relations and general secretarial services.

Engineering Associates

We retain a supportive group of associate engineers to work alongside our core team.  These engineers are all specialists in their respective fields.

This resource has been built up through our combined 100+ years’ experience and is deployed according to the challenging and varied needs of our clients and their projects.