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

Director of Global Strategy , 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, including Commercial Director of the European Composites Business and global director of the Adhesives & Advanced Composites business unit for four years up to mid 2016. Since July 2016, he has held the role of Director of Global Strategy, where he has responsibility for a number of key future growth markets & opportunities for Scott Bader, including North & South America, Wind Energy and Fire/Smoke/Toxic fume retardant products, and also for the development of a robust Sustainable Development strategy & foundation for the whole company globally.

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

Technical and Quality Director, 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.

Steven Brown

Steven Brown

Steven joined Scott Bader in 2007 as a polymer chemist within the R&D department. During this time he has worked on, and contributed towards, research projects spanning both Composite and Speciality Polymers. Since 2012 Steven has lead the UK Resin Development team within Scott Bader and since 2016 he has occupied the seat of Chairman of the Sustainability sub-group of Composites UK. Within this group he helps steer the composites industry towards a more socially, environmentally and economically sustainable future. 

Steven graduated from the University of Strathclyde in 2001 with a Degree in Pure Chemistry and then again in 2004 with a PhD in the area of Imprinted Polymers. Prior to joining Scott Bader he worked for a year in Huntsman Polyurethanes researching Polyurethane Clay Nanocomposites and 2 years in the University of Leeds as a research fellow in the area of RAFT polymerisation.

Calvin O'Connor

Calvin O'Connor

Non-Executive Director, Scott Bader Company Ltd

Calvin is a Chemistry graduate with a Chartered Accountancy qualification. He has spent over 40 years in the Chemicals Industry working in a range of roles including commercial, operational and financial. He has worked extensively worldwide primarily in America, Europe and Asia including substantial M&A activity.  

Prior to Scott Bader his experience focused on public companies where he held senior management positions at Board level. Calvin joined the Group as a Non Executive Director at the start of 2010.

Peter Hartill

Peter Hartill

Non-Executive Director, Scott Bader Company Ltd

Peter is a chartered accountant who spent 40 years with Deloitte. He became a senior audit partner and a business advisor with experience across a wide range of industries and business issues. Peter has considerable experience in acquisitions and disposals , capital raising , risk control and corporate governance.

In addition to being a non executive director and Chairman of Audit Committee at Scott Bader, Peter is on the Boards of Paragon Banking Group PLC, A & J Mucklow Group plc and Deeley Group Limited