Executive Committee

The Executive Committee comprises the senior executive management of the Group.

Jo Hallas

Jo Hallas

Chief Executive Officer

Jo joined Tyman on 1 March 2019 and was appointed Chief Executive Officer on 1 April 2019. 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. She 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. She is a Chartered Engineer with an engineering degree from the University of Cambridge and an MBA from INSEAD.

Jason Ashton

Jason Ashton

Chief Financial Officer

Jason joined Tyman on 29 April 2019 and was appointed Chief Financial Officer on 9 May 2019. 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 and 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. Jason’s early career included roles with Diageo plc, Tetley Group and KPMG. Jason is a Chartered Accountant and has a degree in Economics from the University of Manchester.

Bob Burns

Bob Burns

President – AmesburyTruth

Bob Burns was appointed President of AmesburyTruth in June 2019. Prior to this, Bob was President of Ashland (acquired by Tyman in 2018), where he achieved a significant improvement in financial and operational performance. From 2000 to 2012, Bob was Chief Operating Officer for Atrium Windows & Doors, a large US window manufacturer. Earlier in his career, he was VP Operations for Baldwin Hardware, a division of Masco. Bob has a degree in Political Science from the University of Kansas and an MBA from Thunderbird.

Darren Waters

Darren Waters

Chief Executive Officer – ERA

Darren Waters joined Tyman in March 2012 as Chief Executive Officer of ERA. Darren was most recently leading commercial strategy at Echotect, an innovative, recycling start-up business backed by Kenda Capital BV, based in the Netherlands. Prior to this, Darren had held various senior commercial and general management roles with Tarmac and RMC Group plc. Darren’s early career included fourteen years in various commercial and operational roles with Mobil Oil Corporation. Darren has a degree in chemistry from the University of Nottingham.

Peter Santo

Peter Santo

Chief Executive Officer – SchlegelGiesse

Peter Santo joined Tyman in January 2012 as Chief Executive Officer of SchlegelGiesse. Peter had previously held various commercial and general management roles over a long career with Kingspan plc, most recently as managing director for the European door components business. Peter’s early career was spent in operations management including roles with Pilkington plc and BP Chemicals. Peter has a master’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Leeds.