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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, the predecessor to Forterra, in 2012. 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.
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Prior to his appointment as CFO, Ben held the role of Director of Finance and Company Secretary having played a key role in the separation of the business from HeidelbergCement and the subsequent listing on the London Stock Exchange. 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 insurance broker, Heath Lambert. Ben is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with honours in Accounting and Finance from the University of the West of England.
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.
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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 at Forterra and was appointed Strategy and Development Director in July 2017. Darren is a Chartered Management Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with honours in Economics from the University of Leicester.
Matthew joined Hanson plc in 2005 as IT manager for Hanson Building Products, the predecessor to Forterra. Matthew then held a number of IT leadership roles within HeidelbergCement and was appointed Forterra’s IT Director on the separation from HeidlebergCement in 2015. Matt has 20 years of experience in senior IT roles with responsibility for overseeing major transformation and change programmes in sectors including manufacturing, construction and retail.
Shahbaz joined the Group in August 2020 as HR Director. Prior to that, Shahbaz was Global SVP Human Resources at GKN Driveline, where she was responsible for operational and functional HR across the division. Shahbaz has over 25 years HR experience, gained primarily in the automotive / manufacturing / engineering industry. Before joining GKN, she also held senior roles at Federal Mogul Corporation. Shahbaz holds a BA (Hons) from the University of Wolverhampton, a Masters degree from Coventry University and is a qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development.
Peter joined Forterra in early 2019 but has had previous involvement with the business in interim and consulting roles. Prior to joining Forterra Peter has held senior interim and permanent positions in a number of businesses with manufacturing at their core including Airbus, Federal-Mogul and more recently Triumph Aerospace. Peter has had prior experience in the pre-cast and offsite manufacturing industry as Head of Manufacturing with Laing O’Rourke and holds Masters degrees from Coventry and Huddersfield Universities.