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Our group board

  • Jean-Claude Pierre

    Jean-Claude Pierre

    Group Chief Executive,
    Scott Bader

    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

    Group Chairman,
    Scott Bader

    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.

  • Matthew Collins

    Matthew Collins

    Group Chief Financial Officer,
    Scott Bader

    Matthew joined Scott Bader in June 2018 as Group Chief Financial Officer.  Prior to this Matthew held numerous rolls with Orica Ltd, an Australian listed Global Mining Services business and Sygenta Crop Protection, a global leader in the Agrochemicals industry.

    Matthew has substantial financial and global experience having spent 14 years living in Australia and Singapore.  He has held regional CFO roles across Asia for Orica Mining Services with financial responsibility covering manufacturing, operations and commercial activities across the region. Prior to joining Scott Bader, Matthew was Regional CFO for Minova Ground Support, a division of Orica, with financial responsibility across Europe, Middle East, Africa and CIS.

    Matthew has driven significant improvements in business performance, processes and controls throughout his career, and has implemented critical change management programs including process improvement, system implementations and process outsourcing.

    Matthew is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and has a BA(Hons) in Accounting and Finance.

  • Malcolm Forsyth

    Malcolm Forsyth

    Director of Global Strategy,
    Scott Bader

    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.

  • Ružica Geceg

    Ružica Geceg

    Director of Finance, HR and Administration
    Scott Bader d.o.o., Croatia

    Ruzica has been with Scott Bader since February 2000 as director of Finance, Human Resources and Administration for Scott Bader d.o.o (Croatia) and since July 2015 she has also been Finance director for Scott Bader Eastern Europe.

    Ruzica graduated from the Faculty of Economics at the Belgrade University. Her previous employment was mainly related to financial auditing and consulting in different businesses with a number of local and international companies.

  • Steven Brown

    Steven Brown

    New Technology Development Manager
    Scott Bader

    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

    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.

  • David Rossouw

    David Rossouw

    Finance Director,
    Scott Bader Middle East Limited

    David Rossouw has been the Finance Director of Scott Bader Middle East Limited since August 2013, managing the Accounting Department, Human Resources and Purchasing functions.

    Before that, he was Finance Director of Scott Bader Pty Limited, based near Durban, from June 1994 to July 2013. Initially joining as the management accountant and progressing through the organisation, David was responsible for the financial management of the company, the Supply Chain and Logistics Department, Purchasing and the Customer Service unit, gaining much experience in the products and markets that the company participates in.

    David has previously worked for the South African Post Office as a trainee manager before joining Scott Bader.

    He is a graduate of Damelin Business college and a qualified accountant.

  • Dianne Walker

    Dianne Walker

    Non-Executive Director,
    Scott Bader

    Dianne is a graduate in Economics & Financial Management from the University of Sheffield and a Chartered Accountant with 30 years of post-qualification experience.

    Formerly, Dianne was part of the senior management team at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Manchester with a broad portfolio of global manufacturing clients. More recently she has been a trusted advisor to a variety of UK & USA businesses in the private sector, ranging from multi-national public companies to medium sized and owner-managed businesses.

    An experienced non-executive Director, Dianne’s role includes being the Scott Bader Audit Committee Chair. The Audit Committee reviews the integrity of the financial statements as well as internal controls and assurance processes and monitors strategies for dealing with risk.
    Dianne also chairs a £3m Community Benefit Fund and plays a prominent role in a number of local voluntary community projects in Helsby, Cheshire, where she lives with her husband and two children.