Ferrari Specialists

Our Team

Our Team

David & Kate CottinghamCompany Founders

David has a fount of knowledge gained from 60 years of hands-on restoration and race preparation of hundreds of special cars. Considered to be a world authority on 1950s Sports Racing Ferraris. Co-owner Kate is a passionate supporter of the Ferrari marque and remains committed to the long-established company ethos.

James CottinghamManaging Director & Lead Acquisition Consultant

Youngest son of David and Kate and part of the DK team since 2002. Graduated from Bristol University with a Masters in Mechanical Engineering. Passionate about all things Ferrari and racing from an early age. James is responsible for some of the most significant sales carried out by DK, an accomplished racing driver, and always managing circa five restoration projects.

Harvey StanleyAcquisition Consultant

Harvey joined DK in 2011 and has sold a great number of exceptional vehicles since then. He has also helped build a number of collections from scratch in his role as Acquisition Consultant. A regular competitor at the highest level of historic motorsport, as well as an occasional concours judge.

Justin CottinghamOperations

Eldest son of David and Kate, Justin has a wealth of experience, having worked across all aspects of the company. Today, he oversees all operations. An avid collector of quirky classic cars, Justin also spends one day a week managing a large collection of significant Porsches on behalf of a client.

Monique HanekomOffice Manager

Monique moved to the UK from South Africa with a Law degree from Stellenbosch University. She has been with DK since 2014. Having previously run her own business, she understands the importance of every aspect of the business. From accounts to HR to event management and anything else that comes along, Monique plays a key role at DK.

Phil Redpath Workshop Business Manager

Phil first joined DK in 2005 and has worked in various departments of the business. Having been in the industry for over 25 years, always being around Ferraris, he now heads up the service department and offers an unparalleled breadth and depth of knowledge.

Jonathan PaceAcquisition Consultant & Sales Office Administrator

Having joined DK in early 2022 following a lengthy stint at HR Owen Ferrari, Jonathan brings a wealth of automotive experience to the DK sales department. Today, Jonathan specialises in prestige car sales as well as sourcing specific cars to match complex criteria from overseas buyers.

Luke GilbertsonAdvertising, Data & Research

Luke has worked behind the scenes at DK since 2018. With an extensive background in social media, photography and content strategy, today, he spends much of his time researching and writing about the cars for sale. Luke continues to work tirelessly to help develop and shape DK's world-leading brand identity.

Tom WhiteAcquisition Department Assistant

Joining DK in late 2022, Tom brings years of experience from the world-renowned Salon Privé events. A young talent in the industry, his never-dying passion goes far deeper than meets the eye. Spending his day across the board in Acquisitions, Tom’s proficiency helps to deliver the complete service.

Jeremy KalpStorage Operations & Procedural Controller

Jeremy has joined the Storage Team, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge from over 35 years in the retail industry. He is a passionate Ferrari enthusiast. A keen fan of racing, especially F1, he enjoys his weekends visiting tracks and being a main member of the Scuderia Ferrari Club.

David CromerStorage Operations & Development Controller

David has been involved in the motor industry since 2002, starting as a test engineer for BMW. He has spent the last 14 years in sales management with BMW, Bentley, and Land Rover in Mayfair. He is a keen yachtsman at an international level, a pilot, and, most importantly, a car enthusiast.

Rob SearleStorage Administrator

Rob has been a key part of DK’s team since 2002. Starting in the workshop he has gained experience throughout the business and has a fine understanding of all things mechanical; helping assist clients and technicians with their every need. In September 2023, Rob joined the storage department team.

Alex OutrimService Department Technical Advisor and Project Coordinator

Alex has been in the industry for almost 20 years, starting his career in the workshop before becoming Head of Aftersales for Pagani. His vast technical knowledge of multiple high-end brands led him to become our Technical Advisor and coordinate our projects.

Jordan BatsonHistoric Parts Acquisition & Sourcing

Jordan has worked in the automotive industry for over a decade. Concours drew him to parts where he enjoys the research and hunt for rare items, never settling for something being ‘unavailable’. He values originality and is driven by keeping owners’ cars on the road and track, using our vast worldwide network and in-house supplies built up over the decades.

Bal VirdiParts Advisor

Bal Virdi is a seasoned parts and service advisor at DK. Bal formally worked for HR Owen and is well-renowned in the industry for his extensive knowledge of Ferrari automotive parts.

Filipe AbreuParts Advisor

Filipe Abreu is a dedicated member of DK Engineering's parts department, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge in Ferrari components. With a passion for automotive engineering and a keen eye for detail, Filipe has established himself as a go-to expert in his field. His extensive experience and understanding of Ferrari parts allow him to navigate the intricacies of sourcing and supplying components with precision and efficiency.

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