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 Board’s Committees.

Nicky Hartery

Nicky Hartery

Non-Executive Chair

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Nicky Hartery was appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 1 October 2020 and as Chair of the Board and Chair of the Nominations Committee on 1 December 2020.

Skills and qualifications

Nicky is a Chartered Engineer with an electrical engineering degree from University College Cork and an MBA from University of Galway. He has extensive operational and general management experience gained in international manufacturing companies, which he later leveraged to setup a Lean Six Sigma business transformation consultancy, Prodigium. He has strong experience of North American markets, both as an Executive and Non-executive director.

Relevant past experience

From 2012 to 2019, Nicky was the Chair of CRH plc, the global building materials FTSE 100 company, and has also been a Non-executive director of Eircom Ltd. Nicky spent his executive career at General Electric, Verbatim / Eastman Kodak and Dell Inc, including being based in the US for ten years.

External appointments

Nicky is currently Chair of the Musgrave Group, a Non-executive director of Finning International Inc and Chair of Horse Racing Ireland.

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 is a Chartered Engineer with 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 was previously Business Group Director for Spectris plc, where she had responsibility for a portfolio of global industrial technology businesses. Prior to this, Jo led the Invensys heating controls business. Jo has also held senior commercial roles with the Bosch Group in the UK and Germany and ten years with Procter and Gamble in Germany, the USA and Asia. 

Jo is a former Non-Executive Director of Norcros plc.

External appointments

None.

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 international manufacturing-based businesses includes significant experience of commercial finance, M&A, investor relations and tax and treasury functions.

Relevant past experience

Jason was formerly 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 is 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

Pamela was most recently Managing Director of Weir Minerals Europe.  She previously held senior management roles with Rotork plc, David Brown Group Ltd and CSE-Servelec Ltd. Her early career was spent as an in-house counsel for English Welsh and Scottish Railway Ltd and for the Yorkshire Building Society.

External appointments

Pamela is currently Managing Director, Infrastructure Products Group, Europe & Australia, at CRH.

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 and Risk Committee in May 2017.

Skills and qualifications

Helen is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and has significant operational and corporate experience particularly in cost management, acquisition integration, information technology and change management.

Relevant past experience

Helen is a former member of the executive committee of Imperial Brands plc, where, as Business Transformation Director, she led integration activities for Imperial's enlarged US business and a group-wide strategic cost optimisation programme. Helen held a number of other senior roles at Imperial including Finance Director for Western Europe and Group Supply Chain Director.

External appointments

Helen is Chair of the Imperial Tobacco Pension Fund.

Paul Withers

Paul Withers

Non-Executive Director

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Date of appointment

Paul Withers was appointed to the Board as a Non-executive Director in February 2020 and as Chair of the Remuneration Committee and Senior Independent Director from April 2020.

Skills and qualifications

Paul qualified as a Mechanical Engineer, is a Sloan Fellow of the London Business School and holds a DPhil in Mathematics from Oxford University.  He has extensive experience in international manufacturing businesses and, in particular, strong knowledge of US markets, both as an Executive and Non-executive director. 

Relevant past experience

Paul's executive career was spent at BPB plc, the international building materials business where he was Group Managing Director.

Paul is a former Non-Executive Director of Premier Farnell plc, Hyder Consulting plc and Keller Group plc, and he was Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee for Devro plc.

External Appointments

None.


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  • Audit
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  • Nominations
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  • Remuneration
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  • Committee
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