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Jim Meredith Chairman and Non-executive DirectorJim is currently CEO of SCAID Capital, a manufacturer of Holiday Homes and Modular housing and 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 c.£700m, c.180 active business units and c.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 Jim was an Executive Director of Shanks Plc, a major European player in the environmental services markets with revenues of c.£600m and c.4,200 employees on c.125 sites in three European countries. He was appointed to the board of Augean in December 2010.
Stewart Davies Chief ExecutiveStewart joined Augean in August 2013 as Chief Executive 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. Since 2009 Stewart has been a Governing Board Member of the Technology Strategy Board, the UK’s national innovation agency which aims to accelerate economic growth by stimulating and supporting business-led innovation.
Richard Allen Group Finance Director Richard joined Augean and was appointed to the board in September 2010 as Group Finance Director from Kelda Holdings, the ultimate owner of Yorkshire Water and a number of water-related businesses. Richard held a number of senior finance roles at Kelda, latterly as interim Group Finance Director. Prior to Kelda Richard spent 10 years with the Nestlé SA group and before leaving was Finance Director at Nestlé Ireland, based in Dublin.
Andrew Bryce Non-executive DirectorAndrew has had a long career in environmental law in the UK and currently runs his own law firm, Andrew Bryce & Co, which specialises in regulatory defence and board level advice on environmental management, strategy and liability issues. He was previously an equity partner and head of environmental services at City law firm Cameron Markby Hewitt (now part of CMS Cameron McKenna). He has held the chairmanship of the United Kingdom Environmental Law Association of which he is an honorary life member. He was appointed to the board of Augean in June 2005.
Roger McDowell Non-executive DirectorRoger is a seasoned senior manager of 30 years’ standing. Having developed the Oliver Ashworth Group through dramatic growth, main market listing and sale to St. Gobain, he then took a number of non-executive roles including chairmanships in both public and private equity backed businesses. Roger is currently chairman of Avingtrans Plc, Chairman of Ultimate Finance Group and a non-executive director of IS Solutions Plc and Swallowfield Plc. He joined the board of Augean in 2004 and became chairman on 23 March 2010.
Rory Macnamara Non-executive DirectorRory is a chartered accountant with a wide range of corporate finance transaction experience. He was previously head of mergers and acquisitions at Deutsche Morgan Grenfell and latterly a managing director at Lehman Brothers. He currently holds a number of directorships including Izodia plc, Carpathian plc, Dunedin Income Growth Investment Trust plc, Mears Group plc and Sportingbet plc. He was appointed to the board of Augean in November 2006.