Board of Directors

Jamie Pike – Non-Executive Chairman

Jamie Pike
MA, MBA, MIMechE

Non-Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Nomination Committee

Independent:
On appointment

Date of appointment:
Jamie Pike (age 61) joined the Board in September 2015 as a Non-Executive Director, and became Non-Executive Chairman upon Admission.

Committee membership:
Jamie Pike is Chairman of the Nomination Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee.

Expertise:
Jamie has over 25 years of experience at the senior management or director level of businesses, including cement manufacturing, construction, mining and building materials industries. He previously served as Non-Executive Chairman of Lafarge Tarmac Limited, MBA Polymers Inc, and the Defence Support Group and as a Non-Executive Director of two FTSE 250 companies, RMC Group plc and Kelda Group plc. Jamie served as the Chief Executive Officer of Foseco plc from 2001 until its acquisition by Cookson Group plc in April 2008. Prior to that, he held various roles at Burmah Castrol from 1991 where he rose to become Chief Executive Officer of the Chemicals division before leading the Foseco buy-out from Burmah Castrol in 2001, which culminated in flotation on the main market in 2005. He spent his early career as a consultant with Bain and Co and A T Kearney. Jamie is a member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers.

Key current external appointments:
Jamie currently serves as Non-Executive Chairman at Tyman plc and has indicated that he will step down from the Board of that company in May 2017. He is also chairman of RPC Group plc and serves as the Senior Independent Director at Spirax Sarco Engineering plc.

Wayne Sheppard – Chief Executive Officer

Wayne Sheppard
BSc, CEng MIMechE, MIET

Chief Executive Officer

Date of appointment:
Wayne Sheppard (age 57) joined the Board in September 2015.

Committee memberships:
None.

Expertise:
Wayne has been with the Group for more than 20 years and has over 20 years of experience at the managing director level across a broad range of businesses and business groups within the building and construction products sector across Europe and latterly the United States. He is a chartered engineer, Principal of the Construction Products Association, Director and former President of the British Ceramic Confederation, and Director of the Brick Development Association. He is also a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Key current external appointments:
None

Kevin Sims ACMA – Chief Financial Officer

Kevin Sims
ACMA

Chief Financial Officer

Date of appointment:
Kevin Sims (age 55) joined the Board in September 2015.

Committee memberships:
None.

Expertise:
Kevin has been with the Group for 30 years and has more than 30 years of experience within manufacturing businesses. Kevin was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Ibstock Building Products in October 2014, having held various finance-related managerial roles within the Group, including Financial Director of Ibstock Brick and CRH Product Group Financial Director – Clay Europe. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Management Accountants and Chairman of Ibstock Pension Scheme Trustees.

Key current external appointments:
None

Jonathan Nicholls – Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Jonathan Nicholls
BA (Hons), ACA, FCT

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

Independent:
Yes

Date of appointment:
Jonathan Nicholls (age 59) joined the Board in September 2015 as a Non-Executive Director, and became Senior Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee upon Admission.

Committee memberships:
Jonathan is the Senior Independent Director, Chairman of the Audit Committee, and is also a member of the Remuneration Committee and the Nomination Committee.

Skills and experience:
Jonathan has over 18 years’ experience at the senior management or director level of businesses, including those in brick manufacturing, roofing and construction, and property development. Previously, Jonathan served as the Chief Financial Officer of Hanson plc from 1998 to 2006 and Chief Financial Officer of Old Mutual plc from 2006 to 2008. Between July 2009 and July 2016 he was a Non-Executive Director of Great Portland Estates plc. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a Fellowship member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.

Key current external appointments:
Since 2009, Jonathan has served as a Non-Executive Director of DS Smith plc, where he is the Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee. Since 2009 he has also served as a Non-Executive Director of SIG plc where he is Chairman of the Audit Committee. He retired from the Board of that company on 31 March 2017.  On September 2016, Jonathan was appointed a director of Shaftesbury PLC. He became Chairman of that company on 1 October 2016.

Lynn Minella – Non-Executive Director

Lynn Minella

Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee

Independent:
Yes

Date of appointment:
Lynn Minella (age 58) joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director in February 2016.

Committee memberships:
Lynn chairs the Remuneration Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee and the Nomination Committee.

Expertise:
Lynn is a member of the Executive Committee of BAE Systems plc and Group Director of Human Resources. Prior to joining BAE Systems, Lynn was the Senior Vice President for Human Resources and Communications for Air Products, a global industrial gases company based in the USA. She joined Air Products in 2004 as a member of the company’s Corporate Executive Committee and was responsible for the leadership and management of the Human Resources and Corporate Communications functions globally. Before joining Air Products, Lynn spent 22 years at IBM, where she served in a variety of HR leadership positions.

Key current external appointments:
BAE Systems plc.

Tracey Graham – Non-Executive Director

Tracey Graham

Non-Executive Director

Independent:
Yes

Date of appointment:
Tracey Graham (age 51) joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director in February 2016.

Committee memberships:
Tracey is a member of the Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee.

Expertise:
Tracey was Chief Executive of Talaris Limited until 2010, where she led the company’s management buy-out from De La Rue plc. Tracey has also held senior positions in banking and insurance with HSBC and AXA Insurance. Tracey was a Non-Executive Director of RPS plc, and Dialight plc, an international LED lighting company.

Key current external appointments:
Tracey is a Non-Executive Director of Royal London Group, the largest mutual life insurance and pensions company in the UK, where she is Chair of the Remuneration Committee. Tracey is also a Non-Executive Director of Link Scheme Limited, the operator of the LINK system as set out in the Financial Services (Banking Reform) Act 2013, where she is also Chair of the LINK Consumer Council; and a Non-Executive Director of ACAL plc, an international supplier of customised electronics to industry.

Justin Read – Non-Executive Director

Justin Read
MA, MBA

Non-Executive Director

Independent:
Yes

Date of appointment:
Justin (age 55) joined the Board in January 2017 as a Non-Executive Director.

Committee memberships:
Justin is a member of the Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee.

Expertise:
Justin was Group Finance Director of Segro plc from August 2011 to December 2016. Between 2008 and 2011 he was Group Finance Director at Speedy Hire plc. Prior to this, Justin spent 13 years in a variety of roles at Hanson plc, including Deputy Finance Director, Managing Director of Hanson Continental Europe, Head of Corporate Development, Head of Risk Management and Group Treasurer. Justin has also held positions at Euro Disney S.C.A. and Bankers Trust Company. Justin’s previous roles have given him financial and management experience working across a number of different industry sectors, including real estate, support services, building materials and banking; and across a number of jurisdictions.

Key current external appointments:
Justin is a Non-Executive Director of Grainger PLC and Chairman of SEGRO Pension Scheme Trustees Limited.

Robert Douglas – Company Secretary

Robert Douglas
BSc (Econ), FCA

Company Secretary

Robert Douglas (age 61) joined the Group as IPO Project Manager in June 2015 and was appointed Company Secretary in October 2015. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Robert brings with him considerable experience gained acting as interim CFO in a number of listed and private companies. He was Deputy Group Finance Director and Company Secretary of a FTSE 250 house builder and developer. Earlier in his career he held a number of Finance Director and senior finance appointments in businesses engaged in construction and engineering.

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