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 Nominations Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.
Chris Kelly joined the Company and was appointed Group Finance Director and Company Secretary in June 2014. He was previously the Finance Director and Company Secretary of Town Centre Securities PLC, a fully listed real estate investment trust. He is a Chartered Accountant who qualified with Ernst & Young, and was a partner of the firm from 1997 to 2009.
Phillip Hilling joined the Board in October 2011. He is a Chartered Accountant and qualified with Ernst & Young LLP, where he spent 25 years as an Audit Partner until his retirement from the firm in 2010. He held a number of senior roles within the firm and was Managing Partner of the Yorkshire Office for 14 years. He has been a non-executive director of Tenet Group Limited since February 2012 and Chairman since May 2012. He chairs the Audit and Remuneration Committees.
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.