Wayne Pearson became Chief Executive Officer in April 2018 having joined the Board in July 2017 as Chief Operating Officer. He has a wealth of experience of multi-site engineering businesses, which has been gained over a 35 year career in roles including Managing Director of Brush Group Limited, Environmental Division Managing Director of Alcontrol Laboratories, Divisional Managing Director of Parker Hannifin and Chief Operating Officer of Bridgeport Machines.
We believe that our success is dependent upon having the best management team in the industry and we have invested significantly to ensure that we recruit and retain top quality people.
Our vastly experienced and multi-skilled senior executive team is vital to achieving manufacturing excellence for our clients and motivating our highly valued workforce.
Martyn Everett joined the Board in September 2014. He has experience both as an executive and non-executive director across a number of sectors including engineering, retail and media. He has particularly strong expertise in turnaround, restructuring and growth situations in both public and private businesses. He is a Chartered Accountant who qualified with PWC. Martyn is Chairman of the Audit and Nominations Committees and a member of the Remuneration Committee.
Simon Comer joined the Board in July 2018. He was previously CFO of Applied Composites Group, a private equity backed manufacturer of engineered polymer products for the aerospace and transport industries. Prior to that, he was CFO of RLC Engineering Group, a privately owned provider of manufacturing solutions, for eight years. Simon is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
Jamie Brooke joined the Board in July 2014. Jamie is a Fund Manager at Lombard Odier. He previously worked for Gartmore and Henderson. He is also a Non-Executive Director at Chapel Down Group Plc and Flowgroup plc. Jamie is a member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees.
Joe Oatley joined the Board in May 2018. Joe is the Board's Senior Independent Non-Executive Director and also chairs the Board's Remuneration Committee. Joe brings a wealth of relevant experience to the Board having been Chief Executive of Cape plc from 2012 until early 2018 and, prior to that, CEO of Hamworthy plc and MD of Strachan & Henshaw, part of Weir Group. He is currently a non-executive director of Wates Group Limited. Joe is a member of the Audit and Nominations Committees.