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)
Deputy Chairman & Non-executive Director
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.
Simon Dray BSc, FCA
Group Finance Director
Experience: Simon has a 30-year career in a range of senior finance functions with multi-national companies. After qualifying as a chartered accountant with Deloitte, Simon moved to work in industry. From 2002 to 2008 he worked at Halma plc as Group Financial Controller, before joining Low & Bonar plc in 2008, working in a variety of senior finance roles including interim CFO before becoming Director of Strategy and M&A. Simon brings experience of heading up finance departments for publicly listed companies and significant M&A experience, both of which will assist Alumasc in its next phase of strategic growth.
Vijay Thakrar BSc, FCA
Experience: Vijay is a chartered accountant who was a partner at Deloitte and EY before taking up a number of non-executive director (NED) roles. He has served as NED on various Boards, including The Quoted Companies Alliance and Quorn Foods. He is currently on the Boards of Alpha FX Group plc, Treatt plc and Sanderson Design Group plc. Vijay is Chairman of the Alumasc Audit Committee and is a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committees.
Stephen Beechey BSc, MA, MRICS, MCIOB, MAPM
Experience: Stephen has worked in the construction industry for over 30 years and has a broad understanding of all aspects of the sector. 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, Remuneration and Nomination Committees.
Experience: Gilbert Jackson, currently the Divisional Managing Director responsible for Roofing and Levolux, has extensive experience in building products and the construction industry. He championed the idea of specification led cross-selling of a Building Envelope. Gilbert joined Alumasc in 2011, having previously worked at IKO and Marley Waterproofing and Polypipe Civils Ltd.
Experience: Michael Leaf joined Alumasc in 2011 as Managing Director of Timloc Building Products where he has overseen significant growth in both the revenues and profitability of the business. Michael has also performed a number of other roles during his time with Alumasc including the management of the Pendock and Engineering Businesses prior to their sale. Michael is currently the Divisional Managing Director of the Housebuilding Products division. For the last 25 years Michael has held a number of senior positions within the Building Products Industry and prior to joining Alumasc, Michael was a Director at Ideal Standard (UK) Ltd.