Board of Directors

Gary Bullard

Chairman

(Appointed February 2018)

Gary previously held senior management positions, including sales and marketing roles, at IBM and BT Group PLC and was a non-executive director of  Chloride Group PLC. Gary most recently held the position of President Logica UK until October 2012 and was a member of the Executive Committee of Logica plc.

Gary is a non-executive director of Spirent Communications PLC and Rotork PLC. He is also founder and CEO of Catquin Limited and Chairman of New Model Identity Limited.

Gary is a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committees of the G&H board.

Mark Webster

Chief Executive Officer

(Appointed January 2015)

Mark was previously Chief Executive Officer of Bio Products Laboratory Ltd. He has extensive executive experience and has held a number of senior leadership roles, such as Senior Vice President, Bayer Healthcare AG, Head of Global Strategic Marketing and M&A/Business Development, Shire Pharmaceuticals Group PLC and Vice President, Abbott Laboratories Inc.

Mark was a Non- Executive Director at G&H PLC before becoming an Executive Officer. He has also been a Non- Executive Director at Abcam PLC.

Mark holds an honours degree in Chemistry from the University of Durham.

Mark is a member of the Nomination Committee of the G&H board.

Chris Jewell

Chief Financial Officer

(Appointed September 2019)

Chris has twenty five years’ experience working in senior finance roles in international engineering and manufacturing businesses, operating in Europe, North America and Asia. Prior to joining G&H PLC Chris was Group Director of Financial Control at TT Electronics PLC, Senior Vice President of Finance at Cobham PLC  and Finance Director of MBDA UK. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant whilst working with Ernst & Young.

Chris holds masters degrees from Cambridge University and the London School of Economics. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Brian Phillipson

Non-executive director

(Appointed September 2015)

Brian has extensive experience of the Aerospace & Defence industry in both Strategic and Operational roles across a range of locations. Previously he held a number of senior roles within BAe Systems PLC, including Group Managing Director, Major Programme Assurance, Group Managing Director Sea Systems, and was Chief Operating Officer of Eurofighter GmbH, based in Munich.

Brian has also undertaken a number of interim/consultancy roles and is currently CTO of Munich based Lilium GmbH.

Brian holds an MA (Hons) in Engineering from Cambridge University and is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Brian is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit and Nomination Committees of the G&H board.

Louise Evans

Non-executive director

(Appointed May 2020)

Louise has wide financial leadership experience, having held Group Finance Director roles at Braemar Shipping Services plc and Williams Grand Prix Holdings plc. She has also held senior positions at RPS Group plc and Reynard Motorsport. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant whilst working with Ernst & Young.

Louise is a non executive director and Audit Committee chair of AB Dynamics plc and the International Foundation for Aids to Navigation and is a non-executive director of SCB Brokers SA.

Louise holds a bachelor’s degree in Management Science from the University of Wales and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.

Louise is Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committees of the G&H board.

Jim Haynes

Non-executive director

(Appointed March 2021)

Jim has over 35 years experience in the Optoelectronics industry, where he has held senior management positions in Operations, Engineering and Business.

Jim has worked for Nortel Networks, Agility Communications and Oclaro plc, where he was COO. He was also a Non Executive Director at Andor plc, and is currently an advisor at Silicon Photonics start up, Rockley Photonics.

Jim holds a Bachelors Degree in Material Science from the University of Wales.

Jim is a member of the Audit, Remuneration and Nominations Committees of the G&H board.