John McCall MA (Cantab)
Experience: 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. He also holds the position of Chairman to the Nomination Committee.
Jon Pither MA (Cantab)
Experience: 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 also holds the position of Chairman to the Remuneration Committee and is a member of the Audit and Nomination Committees.
Paul Hooper BSc, MBA, DipM
Experience: Paul Hooper 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 BSc, FCA
Group Finance Director
Experience: Andrew Magson 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, including Group Financial Controller at BPB plc and Divisional Financial Controller at Saint Gobain.
David Armfield LLB
Experience: 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. David became a founding partner of Kinetix Corporate Finance LLP in 2010, which provides corporate finance advice to the clean technology and environmental sustainability sectors. He is also Interim Non-Executive Chairman at Xeros Technology Group plc. He is a member of the Audit, Remuneration and Nomination committees.
Vijay Thakrar BSc Economic (LSE), FCA
Experience: Vijay is a qualified accountant who was a partner at Ernst & Young and Deloitte. In 2012, he became a Non-Executive Director of the Quoted Companies Alliance (QCA), which provides corporate governance and other guidance to AIM-quoted and mid/small cap main list companies. He stepped down from the QCA Board in 2018, having completed 2 terms of 3 years. He is also a Non-Executive Director and Audit Committee Chair of Quorn Foods, Walker Greenbank PLC, and the MK Dons Football Club Sports & Education Trust. He also holds the position of Chairman to the Audit Committee and is a member of the Remuneration Committee.
Stephen Beechey BSc, MA, MRICS, MCIOB, MAPM
Experience: Stephen has spent his working life in the construction industry, where he has gained experience and a broad understanding of all aspects of the business. He is also an Executive Director of the Wates Group, one of the largest privately-owned construction, development and property services companies in the UK, where he sits on the Group Executive Committee and the Construction Group Board. He is a member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees.