AUGEAN - Key Persons


ANDREW JOHN BRYCE

Job Titles:
  • COMPANY DIRECTOR

ANGELA MCGHIN - Chief Legal Officer, Secretary

Job Titles:
  • Company Secretary
  • General Counsel
  • Group General Counsel
  • Officer
Angela joined Augean in September 2016 and is a qualified lawyer having previously trained and worked at the magic circle firm Clifford Chance LLP in London. As General Counsel Angela is responsible for handling all of the Company's legal matters including legal and regulatory compliance, control of the Company's contracting position, dealing with any litigious issues and supporting all M&A/capital transactions and property work. As Company Secretary, Angela is an officer of the Company and responsible for its effective administration, particularly with regard to ensuring compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements. Angela is adviser to the PLC Board on all matters of corporate governance and compliance.

Carol Earp

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Audit Committee
  • Member of the Nomination Committee
  • ANSS Head Office and Workshop
  • Industrial Services and Waste Treatment Centre

CHRISTOPHER HARWOOD BERNARD MILLS

Job Titles:
  • COMPANY DIRECTOR

Christopher Mills

Job Titles:
  • Non - Executive Director
Christopher founded Harwood Capital Management Group in 2011 and was the Chief Investment Officer of its former parent company J O Hambro Capital Management, which he cofounded in 1993. He is Investment Manager of North Atlantic Smaller Companies Investment Trust plc and Non-Executive Chairman of EKF Diagnostics Holdings plc. He is also a Non- Executive Director of several publicly quoted companies, including SureServe Group plc, Bigblu Broadband plc, Renalytix AI plc, Gabelli Value Plus + Trust plc and Ten Entertainment Group plc. Christopher was a Director of Invesco MIM, where he was head of North American investments and venture capital, and of Samuel Montagu International. Christopher joined the Board in October 2017. Christopher tendered his apologies to 1 Committee meeting in 2020 and had 100% attendance for all Board meetings.

David Unsworth

Job Titles:
  • Director of Business Planning and Optimisation
  • Vice Chair of the CIWM 's Hazardous Waste Special Interest Group
David joined Augean in April 2009 following senior positions with Tradebe, Castle and Shanks where he managed a number of sales, commercial and technical teams. David has worked in the hazardous waste industry for 25 years and has a multi-disciplined wealth of knowledge and experience with a focus on business systems and the development of technical and commercial processes to achieve a best in class service. David has worked with many key clients with market-leading brands including GSK, Victrex and Boots to name a few whilst also advising government departments and sector institutions on the evolving commercial and technical landscape within the waste industry. David is Vice Chair of the CIWM's Hazardous Waste Special Interest Group, ISWA UK Representative for the Working Group on Hazardous Waste and is an ISWA UK National Committee Member.

Gary Bower

Job Titles:
  • Director of Corporate Stewardship
Gary has a degree in analytical chemistry and has 30 years of industrial experience and has been involved in waste management since 1998. He is a Member of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management and is a Chartered Resources and Waste Manager. Gary was an Associate Director for Royal HaskoningDHV before joining Augean in December 2020. His technical roles were to provide waste regulatory expertise on a wide range of engineering and environmental projects and multi-disciplinary large Environmental Impact Assessment infrastructure projects. He has experience on environmental and technical due diligence studies to UK and International standards; and compliance audits in the waste management sector. He has been commissioned as an expert witness providing expert reports and representation in court on waste regulatory issues. He has also coordinated a Development Consent Order application for a large waste Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project - a new Energy from Waste (102MW) facility in Boston, Lincs.

Gene Wilson

Job Titles:
  • Director of Corporate Stewardship
  • Director of Environmental Planning
Gene holds a PhD from Imperial College, London, and was for 18 years the Director of Environmental Planning and Principal Ecological Consultant with MJ Carter Associates (MJCA), which provides independent advice on environmental issues to the public and private sectors.

JAMES ROBERT MEREDITH

Job Titles:
  • DIRECTOR

Jim Meredith - Chairman

Job Titles:
  • Executive Chairman
Jim has considerable experience in the waste sector (since circa 1997) and has also worked within manufacturing, having held several senior roles within these sectors. He has been Chairman of RiverRidge Recycling since September 2016 and became Chairman of Uform Holdings Limited in December 2018, both investments supported by the Business Growth Fund. Jim has also been a Non-Executive Director of Mar City Homes since July 2016 and in October 2019 became Chairman of Ditto AI Ltd. He was CEO of the UK business of FCC, a leading Spanish construction business, following its acquisition of Waste Recycling Group (WRG) in 2006 from TerraFirma Capital Partners whom Jim worked with from 2003 during their initial acquisition of WRG. Jim was an Executive Director of Shanks plc and also CEO of SCAID Capital, whose main business was Willerby Holiday Homes a manufacturer of holiday homes for the leisure sector. Jim has been Executive Chairman of Augean plc since October 2017, having previously been Non-Executive Chairman from June 2012 and a member of the Board from December 2010. Jim had 100% attendance in 2020 for all Board meetings. Jim Meredith, Executive Chairman confirms that Augean remains committed to high standards of corporate governance in all of its activities and reports against the Quoted Companies Alliance Corporate Governance Code, a full version of which is available from the QCA at http://www.QCA.com

JOHN ALBERT MARTIN GRANT

Job Titles:
  • COMPANY DIRECTOR

John Grant

Job Titles:
  • Chairman of the Audit Committee
  • Senior Independent Director
John has significant experience across a number of sectors, including working for Ford for 25 years, where he held a number of senior positions including Director of Corporate Strategy in the USA, and then Executive Deputy Chairman at Jaguar after it was purchased by Ford in 1990. John later joined Lucas Industries plc from 1992-1996 as Group Finance Director and was Chief Executive of Ascot plc from 1997-2000. He was until May 2017, Senior Independent Director of Melrose Industries plc, a FTSE 350 acquisitive international engineering group and is currently Senior Independent Director of MHP SE, a UK listed Ukrainian agro-industrial group, and Chairman of the British Racing Drivers Club Limited. He was appointed to the Board in August 2015 and became Senior Independent Director in November 2015. John was Chairman of the Remuneration Committee from June 2016 till December 2018 and has been Chairman of the Audit Committee since December 2018. John had 100% attendance in 2020 for all Board and Committee meetings.

John Rauch - COO

Job Titles:
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Executive Director
  • John Rauch Group Operating Officer
John joined Augean in December 2016 and became an Executive Director in June 2020, bringing with him vast experience in driving strategic performance through operational and commercial excellence. Having held a number of senior management roles, John was previously Chief Operations Officer at Bridon International Ltd where he oversaw the EMEA and APAC regions and before that, headed up the operational strategy for IMI Norgren in his role as Operations Director, as well as holding senior roles within global manufacturing group ESAB. John's passion is working with businesses to accelerate their capability through best practice in supply chain processes, driving agility, integrating operations, intelligent management systems, embracing efficiency and delighting customers. He was appointed to the Board on 15 June 2020. John had 100% attendance in 2020 for all Board meetings.

Mark Fryer - CFO

Job Titles:
  • Executive Director
  • Group Finance Director
Mark joined Augean in December 2016 bringing a significant breadth of financial expertise across a broad range of both listed and private companies having been Group Finance Director of Dialight PLC from 2010 to 2014, an innovative LED technology company and previously of Manganese Bronze Holdings PLC from 2002 to 2010, the company that built London taxis. Prior to joining Augean, Mark had been Interim Chief Finance Officer of two private equity owned businesses, Bridon International Ltd, the global technology leader in the manufacture of wire and fibre rope, and Nualight Limited, a specialist LED technology company. Before this, Mark held senior finance positions at GKN plc and Cable & Wireless plc after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young in 1991. Whilst at GKN plc, Mark gained specialist waste experience having been Finance Director for GKN Industrial Services division which included Cleanaway Waste Management. He was appointed to the Board and became Group Finance Director on 14 December 2016. Mark had 100% attendance in 2020 for all Board meetings.

MARK RUPERT MAXWELL FRYER - CFO

Job Titles:
  • Director
  • GROUP FINANCE DIRECTOR

Richard Brooke - Chief Commercial Officer

Job Titles:
  • Commercial Director
Richard joined Augean in March 2018 and has over 25-years waste management experience having held senior commercial and business development positions in both corporate and small medium enterprises. Richard has worked for Steetley and Redland (now Tarmac), Yorkshire Water's solid waste subsidiary Global Environmental, Waste Recycling Group (now FCC) and as Commercial Director for both New Earth Solutions and Tamar Energy. Richard has a proven track record in increasing shareholder value, leading high-performance driven teams and delivering improved levels of customer service. Richard holds a Masters in Business Administration with Distinction, a First Class Bachelor of Science Honours Degree, and is a Fellow of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a Member of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management.

Roger McDowell

Job Titles:
  • Non - Executive Director, Chairman of the Nominations Committee and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee
Roger returned to Augean in October 2017 having previously been a Board member of the Group for 11 years between November 2004 and June 2015. Roger brings valuable experience as a successful businessman and entrepreneur, with a strong record of driving shareholder value and serving on the boards of public companies across a range of sectors. During his previous tenure on Augean's Board, Roger held the position of Interim CEO from 2006 to 2007 and Chairman from 2010 to 2012. Roger was Managing Director of Oliver Ashworth for eighteen years before its sale to St. Gobain and he is currently serving as Non-Executive Chairman of Avingtrans plc, Brand Architekts Group plc, Flowtech Fluidpower plc and Hargreaves Services plc. Roger is also a Non-Executive Director of Tribal Group plc, Proteome Sciences plc, and British Smaller Cos VCT II plc. Roger was appointed to the Board in October 2017; He became Chairman of the Nominations Committee in January 2018 and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee in January 2019. Roger tendered his apologies for 1 Board meeting in 2020 and had 100% attendance at all Committee meetings.

ROGER STEVEN MCDOWELL

Job Titles:
  • COMPANY DIRECTOR