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Tim Pullen

Chief Financial Officer

Chair of the Risk Committee

Tim Pullen joined Genuit as Interim Chief Financial Officer on 4 September 2023, and was appointed Chief Financial Officer on 1 November 2023. Tim previously served as CFO of IQE plc, an AIM listed manufacturer of advanced semiconductor materials from 2019 to 2023, as CFO of Arm Limited from 2017 to 2019 and held senior finance positions in 02/Telefonica UK, Serco plc and Logica plc prior to that. He is a Chartered Accountant (ICAEW) and is Chair of the Risk Committee.

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Joe Vorih

Chief Executive Officer

Joe Vorih is our Chief Executive Officer. Joe joined Genuit from Spectris plc, a FTSE 250 company, where he was president of HBK, a standalone division and key platform business within the Group from January 2019, having joined Spectris in 2016. Prior to that, he worked for Clarcor Corporation, a NYSE listed business delivering filtration solutions and Danaher Corporation, also a US listed global business in industrial, test and medical equipment. He has a Bachelor of Science, a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Joe is currently a Non-Executive Director of Senior plc, and a Director of Rocky Neck Partners, LLC.

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Martin Gisbourne

Chief Strategy and Sustainability Officer

Martin Gisbourne is our Chief Strategy and Sustainability Officer, appointed in April 2023, and joined the Group in September 2019 as Group Strategy & Marketing Director. After a functional background in a variety of commercial and marketing roles with brands such as Bosch and Geberit, Martin has over 20 years’ experience of leading businesses in the construction products sector, most recently as part of the Belgian Aliaxis group where he was responsible for businesses in the UK, Middle East, South Africa and Nordic markets. He has a BSc in Financial Management from Loughborough University, and is a member of the Executive Management Team and the Risk Committee.

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Clare Taylor

Chief People Officer

Clare Taylor is our Chief People Officer and has over 30 years’ experience in global HR leadership roles across various manufacturing and distribution industries. Before joining the Group, Clare was Chief People Officer at SIG plc, and other key career highlights include Group HR Director at Scapa Group plc, Commercial HR Director at Ideal Standard International and Senior Global HR roles with Smith & Nephew plc and SSL International plc. Clare is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, has a BSc in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Occupational Psychology. Clare is a member of the Executive Management Team and the Risk Committee.

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Emma Versluys

Group Legal Counsel and Company Secretary

Emma Versluys is our Group Legal Counsel and Company Secretary and is Secretary to the Board and three of its Committees. Before joining the Group, Emma was Deputy Company Secretary at Provident Financial plc, and has also held company secretarial roles at Serco plc and Alliance UniChem plc. She is an Associate of The Chartered Governance Institute and is also a solicitor. Emma is a member of the Executive Management Team and the Risk Committee.

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Steve Durdant-Hollamby

Business Unit Managing Director, WMS

Steve Durdant-Hollamby is Managing Director of the Water Management Solutions Business Unit. Steve joined the Group in January 2019 as MD of Polypipe Civils. Having previously been divisional MD of Alumasc for their Water Management division, Steve has over 30 years’ experience in the civils and drainage sector in the UK and international markets in various senior leadership roles. Steve was appointed as MD of Water Management Solutions in April 2023. He is a full member of the Institute of Export & International Trade for his services to export, and is a member of the Executive Management Team and the Risk Committee.

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Steve Currier

Business Unit Managing Director, SBS

Steve Currier joined the Group in November 2022 as Managing Director for Sustainable Building Solutions. Prior to this he spent 15 years with Eaton Corporation plc where he held a variety of commercial and general management roles, most recently Vice President and General Manager for the Life Safety Division, leading businesses in France, Germany, UK and the US. The early part of his career was spent in the automotive industry working for GKN plc and Arvin Meritor covering roles in a variety of disciplines including operations, quality and engineering. Steve has a B’Eng in Mechanical Engineering from Portsmouth University, and is a member of the Executive Management Team and the Risk Committee.

The Committee comprises the Chief Financial Officer (Committee Chairman), Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Group Strategy and Marketing Director, Chief People Officer and Group Legal Counsel & Company Secretary.

Key members of the Group Finance team are invited to attend all meetings, and Divisional Managing Directors and Finance Directors, as well as functional heads, are invited to attend and provide an update to the Committee on a rotational basis. Accordingly, there are six members. Under the Committee’s Terms of Reference, it will normally meet not less than twice a year and at such other times as the Chairman shall require.

The Committee’s main responsibilities are to ensure adequate and effective risk management systems and controls are in place across the Group on behalf of the Board, in accordance with the UK Corporate Governance Code, as well as ensuring that the Group is acting in accordance with its approved risk appetite.

It advises the Board on its risk appetite, tolerance and strategy and provides recommendations to the Board on the effectiveness of the internal control environment. The Committee’s Terms of Reference explain the Committee’s role and responsibilities and are reviewed yearly to ensure they remain appropriate. The Terms of Reference can be found here, in the Useful Documents section of our Website.

The Assistant Company Secretary acts as Secretary to the Committee. In accordance with its Terms of Reference, the Committee is required to:

  • monitor and review the effectiveness of the Company’s risk management and internal control systems;
  • review the Company’s procedures to manage or mitigate principal risks and to identify emerging risks;
  • assist in the Board’s assessment of principal and emerging risks;
  • review and assess the Company’s risk appetite and associated stress testing;
  • evaluate the Company’s principal risks, to be taken into account by the Board when assessing the Company’s prospects;
  • review and approve the statements to be included in the Annual Report concerning internal controls and risk management;
  • advise the Board on the Company’s overall risk appetite, tolerance and strategy, and the principal and emerging risks the Company is willing to take in order to achieve its long-term strategic objectives; and
  • advise the Board on the likelihood and the impact of principal risks materialising, and the management and mitigation of principal risks to reduce the likelihood of their incidence or their impact.

To find out more about the activities of the Risk Committee during the latest financial year, you can read the full Risk Committee Report in the relevant published Annual Report and Accounts.