Board of Directors

Jamie Pike – Non-Executive Chairman

Jamie Pike MA, MBA, MIMechE

(Non-Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Nomination Committee) Committee membership:
Jamie Pike is Chairman of the Nomination Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee.

Date of appointment:
Jamie Pike (Age 60) joined the Board in September 2015 as a Non-Executive Director, and became Non-Executive Chairman upon Admission.

Independent: No

Skills and experience:
Jamie Pike has over 24 years of experience at the senior management or director level of businesses, including cement manufacturing, construction, mining and building materials industries. He currently serves as Non-Executive Chairman at Tyman plc and RPC Group plc. He also serves as a Senior Independent Director at Spirax Sarco Engineering plc. He previously served as Non-Executive Chairman to 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 Pike 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. His early career was as a consultant with Bain and Co and A T Kearney. Jamie Pike is a member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers.

Wayne Sheppard – Chief Executive Officer

Wayne Sheppard BSc, CEng MIMechE, MIET (Chief Executive Officer)

Committee memberships: None.

Date of appointment:
Wayne Sheppard (Age 56) joined the Board in September 2015. Prior to which he was appointed a director of Figgs Topco Limited in February 2015 pursuant to the Bain acquisition.

Independent: No

Skills and experience:
Wayne Sheppard has been with the Group for 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.

Kevin Sims ACMA – Chief Financial Officer

Committee memberships: None.

Date of appointment:
Kevin Sims (Age 54) joined the Board in September 2015. Prior to which he was appointed a director of Figgs Topco Limited in February 2015 pursuant to the Bain acquisition.

Independent: No

Skills and experience:
Kevin Sims has been with the Group for 29 years and has 30 years of experience within manufacturing businesses. Kevin Sims 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 chartered management accountant and Chairman of Ibstock Pension Scheme Trustees.

Jonathan Nicholls – Chairman of the Audit Committee

Jonathan Nicholls BA (Hons), ACA, FCT
(Senior Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee)

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

Date of appointment:
Jonathan Nicholls (Age 58) 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.

Independent: Yes

Skills and experience:
Jonathan Nicholls has over 17 years of experience at the senior management or director level of businesses, including those in brick manufacturing, roofing and construction, and property development. Previously, Jonathan Nicholls 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. Since 2009, he has served as a Non-Executive Director at Great Portland Estates plc and DS Smith plc, where for both companies he is the Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee and has served since 2009 as a Non-Executive Director of SIG plc where he is Chairman of the Audit Committee. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a Fellowship member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.

Michel Plantevin – Non-Executive Director

Michel Plantevin MSc EEng, MBA (Non-Executive Director)

Committee memberships:
Michel Plantevin is a member of the Nomination Committee.

Date of appointment:
Michel Plantevin (Age 59) joined the Board in September 2015 as a Non-Executive Director.

Independent: No

Skills and experience:
Michel Plantevin joined the Group in February 2015 as Non-Executive Chairman of Figgs Topco Limited pursuant to the Bain Acquisition.

Michel Plantevin currently serves as Managing Director of Bain Capital, a role he has held for over 12 years. Michel Plantevin has been involved in a wide variety of transactions in the industrial and energy sectors over that period. In his capacity as Managing Director at Bain Capital Europe LLC, Michel Plantevin serves as Non-Executive Director for a number of companies including, FCI SA, IMCD N.V., Maison du Monde SAS and Trinseo S.A.. Prior to joining Bain Capital he was a managing director at Goldman Sachs.

Matthias Boyer Chammard – Non-Executive Director

Matthias Boyer Chammard MSc, MPA (Non-Executive Director)

Committee memberships: None.

Date of appointment:
Matthias Boyer Chammard (Age 35) joined the Board in September 2015as a Non-Executive Director

Independent: No

Skills and experience:
Matthias Boyer Chammard joined the Group in February 2015 as Non-Executive Director of Figgs Topco Limited, pursuant to the Bain Acquisition. Matthias Boyer Chammard currently serves as a Principal of Bain Capital Europe LLC, a role he has held for over four years. In his capacity as a Principal at Bain Capital Europe LLC, Matthias Boyer Chammard also serves as a Non-Executive Director for Brakes Bros Ltd. Prior to joining Bain Capital, he worked at Boston Consulting Group in the energy and the industrial goods practices.

Lynn Minella – Non-Executive Director

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

Date of appointment:
Lynn Minella (Age 57) joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director in February 2016.

Independent: Yes

Skills and experience:
Lynn Minella is a member of the Executive Committee of BAE Systems plc and group director of Human Resources. Prior to joining BAE Systems, Lynn Minella 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 Minella spent 22 years at IBM, where she served in a variety of HR leadership positions.

Tracey Graham – Non-Executive Director

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

Date of appointment:
Tracey Graham (Age 50) joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director in February 2016.

Independent: Yes

Skills and experience:
Tracey Graham 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 Graham 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; a Non-Executive Director of ACAL plc, an international supplier of customised electronics to industry; and a Non-Executive Director of Dialight plc, an international LED lighting company. Among other previous appointments she was a Non-Executive Director of RPS plc. Tracey Graham was Chief Executive of Talaris Limited until 2010 where she led the company’s management buy-out from De La Rue plc. She has also held senior positions in banking and insurance with HSBC and AXA Insurance.

Robert Douglas – Company Secretary

Robert Douglas BSc. (Econ), FCA (Company Secretary)

Robert Douglas is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He joined the Group as IPO Project Manager in June 2015 and was appointed Company Secretary in October 2015. Robert Douglas brings with him considerable experience gained as CFO in 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.

Email Alerts Sign up to Receive Alerts:

Delivered by Investis – link to website (opens in a new window)