Board of Directors

Jim Meredith Chairman and Non-executive Director
Jim has significant experience of the waste industry, having held several senior roles within the sector. He was formerly chief executive of FCC’s UK asset base with revenues of approx. £700m,180 active business units and 2,400 employees following their acquisition in 2006 of Waste Recycling Group (WRG) the UK’s largest landfill and waste disposal business, which also provides services to the decommissioning markets. He had previously worked with TerraFirma Capital Partners (TFCP) during the acquisition of WRG in 2003. Prior to TFCP, he was an executive Director of Shanks plc. More recently, Jim was CEO of SCAID Capital, whose main business was Willerby Holiday Homes, the UK market leader in the manufacture of holiday homes.  

He was appointed to the Board of Augean in December 2010 and became chairman in June 2012.

Stewart Davies Chief Executive
Stewart joined Augean from Romec Ltd, where he was Managing Director for three years. Prior to this Stewart held managing Director roles at Serco, Rugby Cement and Corus, following ten years at ICI in operations, commercial and strategy roles. He studied Natural Sciences (Physics) and then a PhD in Materials Science at the University of Cambridge and is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics. From 2009 to 2015 Stewart was a Governing Board Member of Innovate UK (formerly the Technology Strategy Board), also serving on its Audit & Risk Committee, and from 2006 to 2010 he was Business Commissioner on the government’s Sustainable Development Commission. In October 2013, he was appointed as a Director of Decom North Sea, the industry forum for decommissioning of North Sea oil and gas assets.

He was appointed to the Board and became Chief Executive in August 2013.

John Grant Non-executive Director
John brings a significant operational and financial contribution to the Board with over two decades’ experience in board director roles.  He is a non-executive director of MHP S.A as well as Chairman of the British Racing Drivers Club Limited. John previously served as the Chairman of Torotrak plc, and as senior independent director of Wolfson Microelectronics plc and of Melrose Industries plc, amongst other appointments. He was appointed to the Board on 24 August 2015.

Mark Fryer Group Finance Director
Mark joined Augean in December 2016 and brings a significant breadth of financial expertise across a broad range of both listed and private companies having been Group Finance Director of Dialight PLC from 2010 to 2014 and previously of Manganese Bronze Holdings PLC from 2002 to 2010. For the past three years Mark has been Interim CFO of two private equity owned businesses, Bridon International Ltd and Nualight Limited.

Prior to this, Mark held senior finance positions at GKN plc and Cable & Wireless PLC after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young in 1991. Whilst at GKN plc, Mark gained specialist waste experience having been Finance Director for GKN Industrial Services division which included Cleanaway waste management.

He was appointed to the Board and became Group Finance Director on 14 December 2016.

Rod Holdsworth Non-executive Director
Rod has a significant breadth of financial expertise with more than 20 years’ of board level experience gained in the support services, construction, manufacturing and healthcare sectors. Most recently, Rod was Group Finance Director of OCS Group, a privately-owned, international facilities management business with 94,000 staff across 50 countries and revenue of approximately £1 billion. He previously served as Finance Director at Morrison plc, the construction and support services division owned by Anglian Water Group plc, and has also held senior financial positions at Acertec plc, Alfred McAlpine plc and Smiths Industries plc. Rod trained as a Civil Engineer before qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse in 1990. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.