Board of Directors

Read more about the Executive and Non-Executive Directors including information on their roles, responsibilities and experience.

Charles Matthews*

Chairman

Charles Matthews* | Chairman

Appointed to the Board in January 2005 and became Chairman on 12 April 2006. He is aslo Chairman of U-pol Ltd, Beck & Pollitzer Ltd and African Petroleum Corp Ltd. He was previously Non-Executive Director of FKI plc, Chief Executive of Cosworth, Managing Director of Rolls Royce and Bentley Motor Cars and a member of the Vickers Group plc Executive Board.

* Denotes independent Non-Executive Director

Ben Stocks

Group Chief Executive

Ben Stocks | Group Chief Executive

Joined the Group as Chief Executive in February 1998. He was previously UK Managing Director of the Speciality Packaging Division of Carnauld Metal Box. He holds an MBA from INSEAD.

Chris Tyler

Group Finance Director

Chris Tyler | Group Finance Director

Appointed to the Board in September 2004. He had previously held a number of senior financial positions at Cable & Wireless, latterly as Chief Financial Officer of Cable & Wireless in the Caribbean. He is a chartered accountant. He is a Non-Executive Director of Plant Impact plc.

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Paul Dean*

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee

Paul Dean* | Senior Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee

Paul is a Non-Executive Director and chair of the Audit Committee of Wincanton plc, Focusrite plc and of Polypipe Group plc where he is also Senior Independent Director. Paul was Finance Director of Ultra Electronics Plc from January 2009 to 2013 having previously been Finance Director of Foseco from 2001 until its acquisition by Cookson plc in April 2008. From 1989 to 2001, Paul held a number of senior finance roles in Burmah Castrol plc. He is a Chartered Management Accountant.

* Denotes independent Non-Executive Director

Sally Martin*

Non-Executive Director

Sally Martin* | Non-Executive Director

Appointed to the Board on 1 October 2016. Sally is Vice President for Health, Safety, Security and Environmental in the Downstream division of Shell International Petroleum. In a thirty-year career with Shell, Sally has built a strong track record in strategy; M&A; international business development; and engineering and operations. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Electrical Engineers.

* Denotes independent Non-Executive Director

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Composition of the Board
Executive and Non-Executive Directors
Non-Executive Tenure

Financial Calendar

Half year 2017 period end

31 May 2017

Payment date for dividend

02 Jun 2017

Half year 2017 results announcement

27 Jun 2017