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

N R

Date of appointment

December 2009

Mr Towers became a Non-executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee in December 2009. On 12 May 2017, he was appointed Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Nominations Committee.

Qualifications

Mr Towers is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and began his career with Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC).

Skills

Mr Towers has extensive financial and general management experience in the public markets at companies with significant overseas interests in manufacturing.

Relevant past experience

Prior to joining Tyman plc, Mr Towers was group finance director of Kelda Group plc from 2003 until February 2008 and has served as group finance director of McCarthy & Stone plc, The Spring Ram Corporation plc and Allied Textile Companies plc and was chief executive of Spice plc until its sale to Cinven in December 2010. He was a non-executive director of Homestyle Group plc from 2004 to 2006 and of KCOM Group plc from 2009 to July 2015.

External appointments

Non-executive chairman of Restore plc and Norcros plc and the senior independent non-executive director of RPC Group plc. He will be stepping down from RPC during 2018.

Louis Eperjesi

Louis Eperjesi

Chief Executive Officer

Date of appointment

February 2010

Skills

Mr Eperjesi has extensive knowledge and experience of the manufacture and supply of building products in international markets. He has a strong commercial, marketing and product background, through which he has successfully driven strategy development, change management programmes and M&A activity.

Relevant past experience

Prior to joining Tyman plc, Mr Eperjesi was divisional managing director of Kingspan Panels Ltd, the largest division within Kingspan Group plc, where he was also a main board executive director.

He started his career within Caradon plc and Redland plc. Since 1999 Mr Eperjesi has held leadership roles in Lafarge SA, Baxi Group plc and Kingspan Group plc.

External appointments

Non-executive director of Ibstock plc and Trustee of The Cheltenham Trust.

James Brotherton

James Brotherton

Chief Financial Officer

Date of appointment

May 2010

Qualifications

Mr Brotherton is a graduate of Loughborough University and an ICAEW Chartered Accountant.

Skills

Mr Brotherton gained financial experience as an accountant and CFO of a listed international manufacturing business. He has extensive knowledge of M&A transactions and integrations, equity and debt capital markets, investor relations and business development.

Relevant past experience

Mr Brotherton qualified as an accountant with EY and subsequently worked for HSBC and Citigroup in investment banking, specialising in M&A, restructurings and capital raisings.

External appointments

Director of the Quoted Companies Alliance. Mr Brotherton sits as the QCA's alternate member on the Takeover Panel.

Pamela Bingham

Pamela Bingham

Non-executive Director

A N R

Date of appointment

January 2018

Qualifications

Ms Bingham formerly practised as a solicitor with a law degree from the University of Edinburgh and an MBA from Warwick Business School and is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.

Skills

Ms Bingham has a broad range of skills including negotiation of complex international contracts, business development and operational management. Proven track record as a commercial leader, focusing on strategic direction and leading cross-cultural teams to deliver growth and business expansion.

Relevant past experience

Ms Bingham started her career as a solicitor before moving into general management. Previous positions include group business development director and then divisional managing director of Rotork plc, previously having 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

A N R

Date of appointment

January 2017

Qualifications

Mrs Clatworthy is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Skills

Mrs Clatworthy has significant operational and corporate experience particularly in cost management, acquisition integration and change management.

Relevant past experience

Mrs Clatworthy spent most of her executive career with Imperial Brands plc in a number of financial roles including finance director Western Europe and in general management positions including supply chain director and business transformation director.  From 2009 until her retirement in 2016, Mrs Clatworthy was a member of the Imperial Brands plc executive committee.

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

A N R

Date of appointment

April 2015 as Non-executive Director and Remuneration Committee Chairman.

Mr Rollins became Senior Independent Director in November 2016.

Qualifications

Mr Rollins is a Chartered Accountant and holds a degree in civil and structural engineering from the University of Bradford.

Skills

Mr Rollins has considerable financial, commercial and general management experience of public and private engineering/manufacturing companies both as an executive and non-executive director.

Relevant past experience

Previously, Mr Rollins was chief executive officer of Senior plc, retiring in May 2015. Mr Rollins joined Senior plc in 1998 from Morgan Crucible plc and became group finance director in 2000 and chief executive officer in 2008. He was formerly a non-executive director of WSP Group until 2012 and non-executive director of Vitec Group plc until 2018.

External appointments

Non-executive director of Carclo plc and its non-executive chairman since July 2018. Non-executive chairman of Sigma Components Limited, an aerospace business owned by private equity.

Carolyn Gibson

Carolyn Gibson

Group Company Secretary

Date of appointment

September 2016

Qualifications

Mrs Gibson is a Fellow of ICSA with a Master’s degree in business administration from Kingston Business School.

Skills

Mrs Gibson joined Tyman in September 2016 as Group Company Secretary. In this role she is Secretary to the Group Board and its constituent Committees as well as Secretary to the Group's Risk Management Committee. In addition, her responsibilities include the co-ordination and development of Tyman's corporate governance, whistleblowing and compliance processes.

Relevant past experience

Mrs Gibson gained extensive experience in a number of company secretarial roles, including Thomas Cook Group plc, ICAP plc, esure Group plc and International Power plc.

External appointments

None.