Brian Palmer OBE - tharsus

Brian Palmer OBE


A mechanical engineer and entrepreneur, Brian founded Tharsus after roles in the automotive industry, including Nissan in his native North-East.

He was elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2018.  While in 2o24 recognised in The King’s New Year Honours with an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his remarkable contributions to UK manufacturing and skills development in the North East.

As Founder, Brian is the custodian of our business and the parameters by which we operate. He is also Tharsus’ entrepreneur in chief, searching the world for the opportunities for partnerships and collaborations by which we’ll engineer progress and solve some of the toughest challenges faced by society.


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