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Stephen joined Hanson plc in October 2002 and held a variety of senior management roles within Hanson and the HeidelbergCement Group. Stephen was appointed Managing Director of Hanson Building Products in August 2012, was appointed as a Director of the Company in January 2016 and was formally appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Forterra plc at IPO in April 2016. Stephen studied Economics at Kingston University in London and holds a Masters in Business Administration from Cranfield School of Management.
Stephen is an Officer of the Construction Products Association and a Director of the Brick Development Association.
Chief Financial Officer
Shatish joined Forterra as Chief Financial Officer in December 2015 and was appointed a Director of Forterra plc upon incorporation in January 2016. He has over 20 years of global experience in senior finance roles within different industries including building materials, business services, manufacturing and electronics. Notable appointments include Chief Financial Officer of TT Electronics plc, Group Financial Controller of De La Rue plc and Chief Financial Officer of Blue Circle South America based in Chile. Shatish has also been alternate Non-Executive Director at Camelot Group plc and Public Member at Network Rail plc. Shatish is a qualified Chartered Accountant and holds a degree in Mathematics from Oxford University and a Master of Business Administration degree from London Business School.
Director of Finance & Company Secretary
In addition to his role as Company Secretary, Ben is also a member of the Operating Board and holds the role of Director of Finance. Along with financial responsibilities his role also includes business development. Ben joined Hanson plc in 2006, and held a variety of senior finance and strategy roles within Hanson and HeidelbergCement. Previously Ben held financial management roles at Heath Lambert. Ben is a qualified Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with honours in Accounting and Finance from the University of the West of England.
Managing Director, Bespoke Products
Matthew joined Hanson plc in 2004 as European IT Director and was appointed as Managing Director of Design Solutions (now Bespoke Products) of Hanson Building Products in February 2011. Prior to joining the Group, Matthew held senior IT roles at MITIE Group plc and FirstGroup plc. Matthew holds a Bachelor of Science with honours degree in Physical Electronic Engineering with Professional Studies from Lancaster University, is a Chartered Engineer and member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology and is President of the British Precast Concrete Federation.
Adam joined the Group in March 2016 as Commercial Director. Prior to that, Adam was National Sales Director at Jewson, Sales and Marketing Director at Tata Steel and held the role of Managing Director, as well as various other senior management positions, at Corus Colorsteels. Adam holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Warwick Business School and a Bachelor of Science with honours degree in Physics from Manchester University.
George joined Forterra in 2013 as Operations Director. Prior to that, George was UK Industrial Director for Monier Redland UK Limited, and held a number of senior operations roles, including with Nestle UK, Smith and Nephew Medical and Motorola UK. George holds a Bachelor of Science with honours degree in Chemical and Process Engineering from the Heriot- Watt University, Edinburgh.
Human Resources Director
Ed joined Forterra in March 2017 as Human Resources Director. He previously held senior HR roles at Weetabix, Rolls Royce and Saint-Gobain.
Ed started his career as an apprentice in the automotive industry, during which time he studied for a BA Hons in Business followed by an MA in Human Resource Management at the University of Wolverhampton.
Strategy and Development Director
Darren joined Hanson plc in 2007 and held a number of senior finance roles, including Financial Controller for the Building Products and Cement divisions. From July 2015 Darren held the role of Group Controller for Forterra plc, and most recently was appointed Strategy and Development Director in July 2017.
Darren is a Chartered Management Accountant and holds a Batchelor of Arts Degree with honours in Economics from the University of Leicester.