Board

  • John McCall

    John McCall MA (Cantab) (68)
    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 (57)
    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 (46)
    Group Finance Director and Company Secretary

    Andrew Magson joined Alumasc as an executive director in October 2006. Andrew qualified as a chartered accountant with, and spent his earlier career at, Pricewaterhouse Coopers. Prior to its acquisition by Saint Gobain in December 2005, Andrew was the Group Financial Controller of BPB plc, a FTSE 100 company. More recently he was a divisional financial controller at Saint Gobain.
  • Jon Pither

    Jon Pither MA (Cantab) (79)
    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) (69)
    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 (64)
    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) (64)
    Non-Executive Director

    John Pilkington joined the Board on 1 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.
  • Keith Walden

    Keith Walden CEng, MIEE (73)
    Non-Executive Director

    Keith Walden was appointed as a Non-Executive Director on the 4 September 2012. He is a Chartered Manufacturing Engineer with a lifetime career in the engineering industry. He originally started with the group in 1964 and became a Director in 1986 with specific responsibility for Alumasc Precision until his retirement in 2002. He is the Non-Executive Chairman of Alumasc Precision.