Our Board

 

Jean-Claude Pierre

Jean-Claude Pierre

Jean-Claude Pierre holds a masters degree in Polymer Science from ITECH Lyon, an MBA from Hult and a PhD in Organisational Systems from Saybrook University.

His career to date has spanned technical, commercial, venture capital and management consulting positions, initially with blue chip companies ICI, Ashland and BASF working in an array of markets across three continents.

After being based in England, France, USA and Germany, he has worked in China since 2006 where he became President of a global division at Beckers, a Partner at Hejun Management Consulting and most recently Managing Director at EMS Group.

Jean-Claude joined Scott Bader as Group Chief Executive on 15 June 2015.

Karl H. Funke

Karl H. Funke

Karl H. Funke holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the Technical University Munich and graduated from the University of Alberta as an MBA.

Having spent 7 years in the Financial Services industry, Karl acquired Multitest, a supplier of semiconductor test equipment, in 1994 and ran the company for 15 years.

Since his retirement in 2009 he has served on various boards of private companies and not-for-profit organisations.

Karl joined Scott Bader as Group Chairman on 1 January 2015.

Andy Forrester

Andy Forrester

Group Finance  Director, Scott Bader

Andy Forrester has been the Group Finance Director of Scott Bader Group since 2005.

Andy is a Chartered Accountant who qualified in Birmingham in 1985 and then worked in San Francisco & London with KPMG.
                                                                    
Andy worked for 15 years for the WH Smith group in roles covering finance, operations & IT before leaving the group as Finance Director of the £1bn news division. Prior to joining Scott Bader he was the UK Chief Financial Officer of Hagemeyer, a Dutch listed company.

Malcolm Forsyth

Malcolm Forsyth

Global Director, Adhesives & Advanced Composites Business, Scott Bader Company Ltd

Malcolm has been with Scott Bader since November 1998, holding several commercial roles within the Composites Business activity of Scott Bader, most recently Commercial Director of the European Composites Business. He has been global director of the Adhesives & Advanced Composites business since its creation on 1st January 2012.

Malcolm graduated with honours in Chemical Engineering from Cambridge University and worked for 11 years with ICI where he held a variety of roles in operations, process development, business development and marketing.

Malcolm then worked for Monsanto, based in Belgium, for 3 years in a European marketing & business development role for novel biopolymer materials, before joining Scott Bader.

Didier Mathon

Didier Mathon

Research & Development and Technical Support Manager, Scott Bader France

Didier was a representative on the Members’ Assembly of Scott Bader Group for 5 years.

Didier has extensive experience in the composites industry and joined Scott Bader in 1994, holding several roles in quality and development activity.

Didier graduated in Chemical Engineering from ITECH-Lyon Engineering Institute for Plastics and Paints in France. He worked for 8 years with Convert Company, producer of polymers for the paints and composites industry, and he held various positions in product development, process development and quality management.

Calvin O'Connor

Calvin O'Connor

Non-Executive Director, Scott Bader Company Ltd

Calvin O'Connor BSc has been a Non-Executive Director of Scott Bader since January 2011.
 
Calvin graduated with honours in Chemistry from the University of Nottingham and worked for 19 years with Courtaulds in various management positions within the Chemical, Fibres and Textiles Divisions.
 
Calvin joined British Vita in 1996 as Group Finance Director before becoming Industrial Polymers Director in 2001. He joined Scapa Group in 2005 as Group Chief Executive and retired at the end of 2009.

Peter Hartill

Peter Hartill

Non-Executive Director, Scott Bader Company Ltd

Peter Hartill FCA has been a Non-Executive Director of Scott Bader since June 2010.

Peter is a Chartered Accountant who until 2008 was a Senior Audit Partner with Deloitte having spent 40 years with that firm.