Board of Directors
Paul Lester CBE
Independent Non-Executive ChairmanMore
Chief Financial OfficerMore
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Richard “Chip” Cammerer Jr.
Stephen joined Hanson PLC in October 2002 and has held a variety of senior management roles within the HeidelbergCement Group since that time. Stephen was appointed managing director of Hanson Building Products in August 2012 and was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Company in April 2016. Stephen is a Principal of the Construction Products Association, a Director of the Brick Development Association and a Director of the Aircrete Products Association. He holds a Bachelor of Arts with honours degree in Economics from Kingston University, London, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Cranfield School of Management.
Chief Financial Officer
Shatish was appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Group in December 2015 and was appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Company in April 2016. Shatish started his career with KPMG as a Chartered Accountant and thereafter was an Executive Consultant within KPMG’s management consulting business. Between 1990 and 1997, Shatish was Group Chief Accountant of Blue Circle Industries Plc (now part of Lafarge) in London and thereafter Chief Financial Officer of Blue Circle South America, based in Chile. In 2003, Shatish became Group Financial Controller at De La Rue plc and in 2005 was appointed as an alternate Non-Executive Director at Camelot Group Plc. Thereafter, in 2008, Shatish was appointed Chief Financial Officer at TT Electronics plc and has recently held the role of public member at Network Rail. Shatish holds a double first class Bachelor of Arts with honours degree in Mathematics from Oxford University and a Master of Business Administration degree from London Business School.
Paul Lester CBE
Independent Non-Executive Chairman
Paul was appointed as a consultant to the board of Forterra Building Products in August 2015 and was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Company and chair of the Remuneration Committee in April 2016.
Paul has over 30 years of experience at the senior management or director level of businesses. He was appointed to the board of Essentra PLC, a FTSE 250 company, in December 2015 and will be appointed as Non-Executive Chairman with effect from April 2016. Paul also currently serves as Non-Executive Chairman of Knight Square Holdings Limited, Greenergy International Ltd and the John Laing Infrastructure Fund, a FTSE 250 company, having led the initial public offering of the fund in 2010. Previously, Paul was Chairman of Survitec plc, Chief Executive of support services company VT Group Plc, Group Managing Director of Balfour Beatty Plc and Non-Executive Director of Invensys Plc. Paul has held numerous board and senior management positions at other engineering and support service companies.
Paul holds a Bachelor of Science with honours in Mechanical Engineering and a diploma in Management Studies from Nottingham Trent University. Paul is a Chartered Engineer, is Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and is a member of Her Majesty’s Major Projects Review Group. Paul was awarded a CBE in 2008
Brad was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the Company in March 2016. Brad has been appointed as one of the Lone Star Directors pursuant to the terms of the Relationship Agreement. Brad has over 12 years of experience at the senior management or director level of businesses, including those in investment, retail, financial services and manufacturing. Brad is currently Chairman of the board of Southeastern Grocers, an US$11 billion food retailer, and is on the board of directors of Home Properties, a large multi-family real estate company. Brad is Managing Director and Chief Administrative Officer of Hudson Advisors L.P., an affiliate of Lone Star, where he has responsibility for information services, human resources, global administration and corporate governance. Formerly, Brad was Chairman of the board of Continental Building Products, Inc. a NYSE listed entity, and on the board of directors of DFC Global Corp., Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, Caliber Home Loans and Sterling Holdings Ltd. Brad was an Armor Officer in The United States Army and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Richard “Chip” Cammerer Jr.
Chip was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the Company in March 2016. Chip has been appointed as one of the Lone Star Directors pursuant to the terms of the Relationship Agreement. Chip has over 20 years of experience within the commercial and investment banking industry, advising corporate clients and boards on a range of strategic and financial transactions.
Chip is currently Managing Director of Hudson Americas, L.P., an affiliate of Lone Star, and is a member of the board of Southeastern Grocers, an US$11 billion food retailer. Between 2014 and 2016, he was Managing Director in the industry team at RBC Capital Markets in New York. Between 2006 and 2014, Chip held various roles within Citigroup Global Markets Inc.’s investment banking arm in New York, being promoted to Managing Director of the industry team in 2010. Previously, Chip held roles in Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.’s investment banking arm in New York, Banc of America Securities LLC and Bank of America, N.A.
Chip holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration (finance) from Southern Methodist University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Vanderbilt University with a dual concentration in Finance and Accounting.
Independent Non-Executive Director
Divya was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company and chair of the Risk Committee in April 2016. Divya has over 16 years of experience at the senior management or director level of businesses, including those in investment, infrastructure, energy, sustainability and manufacturing. Divya is currently Managing Partner of Greensphere Capital LLP and Partner at TPG Europe LLP. Previously, Divya was an independent Non-Executive Director at Marine Current Turbines Limited, a Council Member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) and worked in the global infrastructure group at the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation. Divya has also held principal roles at Unilever Ventures Limited and The Parthenon Group. Divya holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and Masters of Arts degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard University.
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
Justin was appointed the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company and chair of the Audit Committee in April 2016. Justin has over 20 years of experience at the senior management or director level of businesses, including those in engineering and all types of construction, including residential and commercial markets. He currently serves as a Senior Independent Non-Executive Director and member of the risk management and audit committee, remuneration committee, safety, health and environment committee and nomination committee of Kier Group plc and is a member of the audit committee of the National Trust. Between 1990 and 2015, Justin held various roles within the Keller Group plc, and became Chief Operating Officer in 2003 and Chief Executive Officer in 2004 until 2015. Previously, Justin was a Financial Manager at Reuters PLC and trained as a Chartered Accountant at Deloitte Haskins & Sells (Scotland) (now part of PWC). Justin is a qualified Chartered Accountant, holds a Bachelor degree in Accountancy from Glasgow University and an advanced management qualification from INSEAD.