Jeremy Beeton was appointed to the Board in October 2015. He has more than 40 years’ international business experience including in Government, corporate, project management, construction and facilities management. He is currently a Non-Executive Director of SSE plc and John Laing Group plc prior to which he was Director General of the UK Government Olympic Executive. Between 1999 and 2007, he was Principal Vice President and Director of Bechtel Ltd. Jeremy is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers.
Douglas was appointed as CEO of WYG on 6th June 2017. Douglas has over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry, and was until recently Chief Executive Officer of Sweett Group plc, managing approximately £90m of revenue and over 1,500 staff across 18 countries. During his 18 months in the role Douglas established a period of improved stability, creating significant value for shareholders. Previously, Douglas was Group Managing Director, Rail, Atkins (UK), managing more than £200 million of revenues and over 1,700 staff across the UK, India and China.
Douglas is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and holds an MSc in Construction Management and a BSc in Quantity Surveying. In addition, he was until recently a Commissioner for the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, and is non-executive Director of the Institute for Collaborative Working.
Iain Clarkson joined WYG as Chief Financial Officer in June 2016. Prior to this he was at AMEC Foster Wheeler plc where, from 2012 to 2016, he was Finance Director of their Clean Energy Europe Business, a £200 million division with operations in the UK, Central and Eastern Europe and South Africa, employing around 2,200 staff. Iain was previously Finance Director of AMEC plc’s nuclear business and its Power & Process Europe divisions. From 2001 to 2007, Iain was Vice President Finance of Westinghouse Electric Company’s European nuclear fuel business and then its global nuclear fuel business, where he supported growing the company to become the world’s largest nuclear fuel operation with sales of approximately $1bn. Iain, who has a BSC in mathematics, qualified as a chartered accountant (ACA) in 1992. He trained with and worked for Coopers & Lybrand until 1996 when he joined BNFL, first as Head of Finance, New Business Ventures and subsequently as Corporate Finance Manager and then Head of Finance on BNFL’s privatisation project.
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 and is Audit Committee Chairman of Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust plc.
Neil was appointed to the Board in October 2015. He was appointed to the board of HS2 in September 2014 as Director and Audit Committee Chair, and also holds Non-Executive Director roles at IFS AB, a quoted Swedish IT software company, Solutions SK Ltd, and CQC Holdings Ltd. He was formerly Non-Executive Chairman of FCO Services. Neil is a Chartered Engineer whose previous executive roles have included some 30 years with BAE Systems, culminating in the position of Managing Director, Logistics and Information Systems.