Board of directors

The Board of Directors is responsible for the overall leadership, strategy, development, and control of the Group.

Several members of the Board also sit on the Group’s Committees:

  • Audit
    committeeA
  • Nominations
    committeeN
  • Remuneration
    committeeR
  • Committee
    Chair 
Martin Towers

Martin Towers

Non-executive Chairman

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Date of appointment

Martin Towers was appointed to the Board as a Non-executive Director in December 2009. He was Chairman of the Audit Committee from 2009 until May 2017, when he was appointed Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Nominations Committee.

Skills and qualifications

Martin is a fellow of the ICAEW and holds a degree in economics and accountancy from Leeds University. He has extensive financial and general management experience gained in manufacturing companies operating in markets with significant overseas interests.

Relevant past experience

After qualifying as a chartered accountant with PwC Martin served as group finance director of McCarthy & Stone plc, The Spring Ram Corporation plc, Allied Textile Companies plc and Kelda Group plc. He was chief executive of Spice plc from June 2009 until its sale to Cinven in December 2010. He is a former non-executive director of Homestyle Group plc, KCOM Group plc and RPC Group plc.

External appointments

Non-executive chairman of Restore plc and of Norcros plc.

Jo Hallas

Jo Hallas

Chief Executive Officer

Date of appointment

Jo joined Tyman on 1 March 2019 and was appointed Chief Executive Officer with effect from 1 April 2019.

Skills and qualifications

Jo has an engineering degree from the University of Cambridge and an MBA from INSEAD. She has extensive international management experience focused on business transformation through organic and acquisitive growth in the global industrial and consumer sectors, achieved through establishing and leading strategic clarity and execution.

Relevant past experience

Jo started her career at Procter and Gamble, where she had management roles in Germany, the USA and Asia, before moving to the Bosch Group working in both the UK and Germany. Jo then led Invensys’s heating controls business before joining Spectris plc where she was responsible for a portfolio of global industrial technology businesses.

External appointments

Non-executive director at Norcros plc (stepping down on 23 July 2019).

 

Jason Ashton

Jason Ashton

Chief Financial Officer

Date of appointment

Jason joined Tyman on 29 April 2019 and was appointed Chief Financial Officer on 9 May 2019.

Skills and qualifications

Jason is a Chartered Accountant and has a degree in Economics from the University of Manchester. His career in large international public manufacturing-based businesses includes significant experience of commercial finance, M&A, investor relations and tax and treasury functions.

Relevant past experience

Before joining Tyman, Jason was Interim Group Chief Financial Officer of Nomad Foods Limited, the UK-headquartered NYSE-listed frozen foods group.  Prior to this, he was Group Finance Director for the Iglo Group, leading the business through its €2.6bn acquisition by Nomad Foods and subsequent €0.7bn acquisition of the Findus Group.  Jason has also held senior finance and commercial positions with Mondalez (Kraft), Plum Baby and Cadbury plc, based variously in the UK, Belgium, Poland, Russia and Turkey.  His early career included roles with Diageo plc, Tetley Group and KPMG.

External appointments

None.

Pamela Bingham

Pamela Bingham

Non-executive Director

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Date of appointment

Pamela Bingham was appointed to the Board in January 2018 as a Non-executive Director. She has been appointed the Non-executive Director responsible for employee engagement across the Group.

Skills and qualifications

Pamela has a law degree from the University of Edinburgh and holds an MBA from Warwick Business School. She practised as a solicitor before moving into general management. Pamela has a proven track record as a commercial leader, focusing on strategic direction and leading  cross-cultural teams to deliver growth and business expansion. She has worked in the engineering, mining, renewable energy and oil and gas sectors.

Relevant past experience

Previous positions include group business development director and then divisional managing director of Rotork plc, having previously worked with David Brown Group Ltd, CSE-Servelec Ltd, and English, Welsh and Scottish Railway Ltd.

External appointments

Managing director of Weir Minerals Europe.

Helen Clatworthy

Helen Clatworthy

Non-executive Director

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Date of appointment

Helen Clatworthy was appointed to the Board in January 2017 as a Non-executive Director.  She was appointed Chair of the Audit Committee in May 2017.

Skills and qualifications

Mrs Clatworthy is a Fellow of the CIMA and has significant operational and corporate experience particularly in cost management, acquisition integration, information technology and change management.

Relevant past experience

Helen spent most of her career with Imperial Brands plc in a number of senior roles including finance director Western Europe, group supply chain director and business transformation director.  She led integration activities for Imperial's enlarged US business and a group-wide strategic cost optimisation programme. Mrs Clatworthy was a member Imperial's executive committee from 2010 until 2016.

External appointments

Chair of the Imperial Tobacco Pension Fund and a trustee and treasurer of Disability Snowsports UK.

Mark Rollins

Mark Rollins

Non-executive Director and the Senior Independent Director

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Date of appointment

Mark Rollins was appointed to the Board in April 2015 as a Non-executive Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee.  He was appointed Senior Independent Director in November 2016.

Skills and qualifications

Mark is a Chartered Accountant and holds a degree in civil and structural engineering from the University of Bradford. Mr Rollins has considerable financial, commercial and general management experience of mainly listed engineering/manufacturing companies both as an executive and non-executive director.

Relevant past experience

Mark is a former chief executive officer and finance director of Senior plc, where he played an instrumental role in transforming the business. Prior to joining Senior plc in 1998, he held various financial roles at Morgan Advanced Materials plc. He is a former non-executive director of WSP Group and of Vitec Group plc.

External appointments

Currently executive chairman of Carclo plc and of Sigma Precision Components UK Limited, an aerospace business owned by private equity.

Carolyn Gibson

Carolyn Gibson

Group Company Secretary

Date of appointment

Carolyn Gibson was appointed as Group Company Secretary in September 2016.

Skills and qualifications

Carolyn is responsible for the co-ordination and development of Tyman’s corporate governance, policy management and compliance processes. She has gained extensive board support, corporate transaction and governance experience within FTSE 100 and international bluechip companies. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators with an MBA from Kingston Business School.

Relevant past experience

Senior company secretarial positions with primarily large listed entities, including Thomas Cook Group plc, ICAP plc, esure Group plc and International Power plc.

External appointments

None.