Mike McTighe Non Executive Chairman
Mike McTighe was appointed to the Board in August 2009. He is currently Chairman of Volex Group plc, a member of the Board of Ofcom and Chairman of a number of private companies. Previously he was Chairman of Pace plc and CEO of Carrier I International S.A. and before that Executive Director and Chief Executive, Global Operations of Cable & Wireless plc.
Paul Hamer Chief Executive Officer
Paul Hamer has been Chief Executive Officer of WYG since March 2009. On 1 January 2012, he was elected Chairman of the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) and is also a board member of the Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership, on which he Chairs the Green Economy Panel. He was Managing Director of VT Nuclear Services, part of the VT Group Plc, and brings with him over 20 years’ experience in business management, leadership and project delivery. He has also held several senior executive positions in the contracting, nuclear, oil, chemical and petrochemical sectors.
Sean Cummins Group Finance Director
Sean Cummins joined WYG in December 2011 as Group Finance Director. He was Group Finance Director of Scott Wilson plc, the global design and engineering consultancy, from September 2007 until its acquisition by URS Corporation in September 2010. From 2000 until 2007 he was Group Finance Director of Yule Catto & Co plc, the international chemicals group, prior to which he was Finance Director of BTR Power Systems, a division of Invensys plc. Sean is a chartered accountant with more than 25 years’ experience in financial management and business leadership as well as in depth knowledge of the global consultancy sector.
Graham Olver Chief Operating Officer
Graham Olver joined the Board in August 2009 as Group Services Director and Company Secretary. Previously he was Commercial and Operations Director with Skanska Infrastructure Development, a division of Skanska AB. He has over 20 years’ international business and project experience and has held senior commercial and legal positions at Thames Water, Thames Water International and ALSTOM
Robert Barr Senior Independent Non Executive Director
Robert Barr was appointed to the Board on 1 January 2007. Since June 2004 he has been Group Chief Executive of Arran Isle Ltd (previously Heywood Williams Group plc), prior to which he was Chief Operating Officer of Kingspan Group plc. Previously, Robert was Managing Director (Europe) and a main board director of Bespak plc having spent his early career in various international management roles at Diageo plc.
David Jeffcoat Non Executive Director and Audit & Risk Committee Chairman
David Jeffcoat was appointed to the Board in December 2009. He is a qualified accountant with extensive experience in the engineering and technology sectors. He was Group Finance Director and Company Secretary of FTSE 250 manufacturing group Ultra Electronics Holdings plc from 2000 until his retirement in April 2009. Prior to that, he served as Group Financial Controller with Smiths Industries plc (now Smiths Group). He also sits on the Board of Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust plc and is a trustee of the Marine Society & Sea Cadets.