Jim has considerable experience in the waste sector (since circa 1997) and has also worked within manufacturing, having held several senior roles within these sectors. He has been Chairman of RiverRidge Recycling since September 2016 and became Chairman of Uform Holdings Ltd in December 2018, both investments supported by the Business Growth Fund, Jim has also been a Non-executive Director of Mar City Homes, since July 2016 and in October 2019 became Chairman of Ditto AI Ltd. He was CEO of the UK business of FCC, a leading Spanish construction business, following its acquisition of Waste Recycling Group (WRG) in 2006 from TerraFirma Capital Partners whom Jim worked with from 2003 during their initial acquisition of WRG. Jim was an Executive Director of Shanks PLC and also CEO of SCAID Capital, whose main business was Willerby Holiday Homes a manufacturer of holiday homes for the leisure sector.
Jim has been Executive Chairman of Augean PLC since October 2017, having previously been Non-executive Chairman from June 2012 and a member of the Board from December 2010. Jim had 100% attendance in 2019 for all Board meetings.
Executive Director and Group Finance Director
Mark joined Augean in December 2016 bringing 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, an innovative LED technology company and previously of Manganese Bronze Holdings PLC from 2002 to 2010, the company that built London taxis.
Prior to joining Augean, Mark had been Interim Chief Finance Officer of two private equity owned businesses, Bridon International Ltd, the global technology leader in the manufacture of wire and fibre rope, and Nualight Ltd, a specialist LED technology company. Before 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. Mark had 100% attendance in 2019 for all Board meetings.
Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer
John Rauch Group Operating Officer John joined Augean in December 2016 and brings with him vast experience in driving strategic performance through operational and commercial excellence.
Having held a number of senior management roles, John was previously Chief Operations Officer at Bridon International Ltd where he oversaw the EMEA and APAC regions and before that, headed up the operational strategy for IMI Norgren in his role as Operations Director, as well as holding senior roles within global manufacturing group ESAB.
John’s passion is working with businesses to accelerate their capability through best practice in supply chain processes, driving agility, integrating operations, intelligent management systems, embracing efficiency and delighting customers.
Independent Non-executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee
John has significant experience across a number of sectors, including working for Ford for 25 years, where he held a number of senior positions including Director of corporate strategy in the USA, and then Executive Deputy Chairman at Jaguar after it was purchased by Ford in 1990. John later joined Lucas Industries PLC from 1992–1996 as Group Finance Director and was Chief Executive of Ascot PLC from 1997–2000. He was until May 2017, Senior Independent Director of Melrose Industries PLC, a FTSE 350 acquisitive international engineering group and is currently Senior Independent Director of MHP SE, a UK listed Ukrainian agro-industrial group, and Chairman of the British Racing Drivers Club Ltd.
He was appointed to the Board in August 2015 and became Senior Independent Director in November 2015. John was Chairman of the Remuneration Committee from June 2016 till December 2018 and has been Chairman of the Audit Committee since December 2018. John had 100% attendance in 2019 for all Board and Committee meetings.
Non-executive Director and Chairman of the Renumeration and Nominations Committees
Roger returned to Augean having previously been a Board member of the Group for 11 years between November 2004 and June 2015. Roger brings valuable experience as a successful businessman and entrepreneur, with a strong record of driving shareholder value and serving on the boards of public companies across a range of sectors.
During his previous tenure on Augean’s Board, Roger held the position of Interim CEO from 2006 to 2007 and Interim Chairman from 2010 to 2012.
Roger was Managing Director of Oliver Ashworth for 18 years before its sale to St. Gobain and he is currently serving as Non-executive Chairman of Avingtrans plc, Brand Architekts Group Plc, Flowtech Fluidpower plc and Hargreaves Services Plc. He is also a Non-executive Director of Tribal Group plc, Proteome Sciences plc and D4t4 Solutions plc.
Roger was appointed to the Board in October 2017; he became Chairman of the Nominations Committee in January 2018, and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee in January 2019.
Christopher founded Harwood Capital Management Group in 2011 and was the Chief Investment Officer of its former parent Company J O Hambro Capital Management, which he co-founded in 1993. He is Investment Manager of North Atlantic Smaller Companies Investment Trust PLC and Nonexecutive Chairman of EKF Diagnostics Holdings PLC. He is also a Non-executive Director of several publicly quoted companies, including SureServe Group PLC, Bigblu Broadband plc, Renalytix AI PLC, Gabelli Value Plus + Trust PLC and Ten Entertainment Group PLC. Christopher was a Director of Invesco MIM, where he was head of North American investments and venture capital, and of Samuel Montagu International.
Christopher joined the Board in October 2017. Christopher tendered his apologies to one Committee meeting in 2019 and had 100% attendance for all Board meetings.