Board

  • John McCall

    John McCall MA (Cantab)
    Chairman

    John McCall was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive on the foundation of the Company in 1984. He was called to the Bar in 1968. His previous employment was with the mining finance house Consolidated Gold Fields plc with whom he gained extensive international experience in the fields of mining and construction materials.
  • Paul Hooper

    Paul Hooper BSc, MBA, DipM
    Chief Executive

    Paul Hooper was appointed Chief Executive in March 2003 having joined Alumasc as Group Managing Director in April 2001. His earlier career included a first Managing Director role with BTR plc in 1992. He subsequently joined Williams Holdings plc in Special Operations, implementing acquisitions in Europe and North America, prior to joining Rexam PLC as a Divisional Managing Director with responsibility for operations in Europe and South East Asia.
  • Andrew Magson

    Andrew Magson BSc, FCA
    Group Finance Director and Company Secretary

    Andrew Magson joined Alumasc as an executive director in October 2006. Andrew spent his earlier career in the business assurance and corporate finance practices of PwC, where he qualified as a chartered accountant. He subsequently held a number of senior finance roles, latterly group financial controller at BPB plc, a FTSE 100 company.  He then became a divisional financial controller at Saint Gobain following its acquisition of BPB.
  • Jon Pither

    Jon Pither MA (Cantab)
    Deputy Chairman

    Jon Pither holds directorships in numerous companies and is a past council member of the CBI and a past President of The Aluminium Federation. He was appointed to the Alumasc Board in 1992 and became Deputy Chairman in 1995. He is the senior independent non-executive director on the Alumasc Board.
  • Philip Gwyn

    Philip Gwyn MA (Cantab)
    Non-Executive Director

    Philip Gwyn has been a non-executive director since 1984. He was called to the Bar in 1968 and after a period with merchant bankers, Dawnay, Day & Co, started to invest in businesses in which he was involved in executive and non-executive capacities. These include Christie Group plc (currently Chairman), The Soho Group (Chairman from 1990 to 2001), GrandVision SA., a French retail group, of which he is a founder director, and other UK enterprises.
  • Richard Saville

    Richard Saville BSc
    Non-Executive Director

    Richard Saville joined the Board as a non-executive director at the beginning of 2002. His early career was in the City, where he became a partner of Phillips & Drew in 1980 and a director of Morgan Grenfell Securities in 1987. He joined George Wimpey plc in 1988 becoming Group Finance Director at the beginning of 1994, a position he held until May 2001. After 2001 he served for a time as Director of Finance of Halfords plc and at Craegmoor Limited. He is currently a director of a number of companies.
  • John Pilkington

    John Pilkington MA (Cantab)
    Non-Executive Director

    John Pilkington joined the Board in March 2009. He has spent his career working in the construction industry, most recently at Amey UK plc from 2000 to 2008, latterly as an Executive Director responsible for PFI Investments. He is currently the Executive Chairman of Spring Rehabilitation Centres Limited and a Director GB Social Housing Limited and a Non-Executive Director of Fortel Construction Group Limited.
  • David Armfield

    David Armfield
    Non-Executive Director

    David Armfield began his career as a solicitor at Wilde Sapte, moved to Lehman Brothers in its Investment Banking group in 1987 and later became a partner at PwC, where he led their industrial corporate finance team. With his increasing specialisation in the emerging fields of Cleantech Industry and Renewable Energy, David became a founding partner of Kinetix Corporate Finance LLP, established in 2010 to provide corporate finance services to businesses seeking to grow in these fields. David joined the Board on 1 October 2014.