Board of Directors

The current Board has been in place since 2009 and brings a wealth of experience in branded building products, great in-depth experience in international business management, coupled with strong governance credentials.

  • Mike McTighe

    Non Executive Chairman

    Mike was appointed to the Board in 2009.  Since 2002 he has pursued a portfolio in senior non-executive roles in both listed and privately held organisations.  He currently holds Chairman positions at Openreach, Together Financial Services and WYG.  Previously, he has served as Chairman at Volex Group plc, JJB Sports plc, Pace plc and Phyworks Limited.  He was also Senior Independent Director at Betfair Group plc for 5 years until 2014.

    Mike was appointed to the Board in 2009.  Since 2002 he has pursued a portfolio in senior non-executive roles in both listed and privately held organisations.  He currently holds Chairman positions at Openreach, Together Financial Services and WYG.  Previously, he has served as Chairman at Volex Group plc, JJB Sports plc, Pace plc and Phyworks Limited.  He was also Senior Independent Director at Betfair Group plc for 5 years until 2014.

    In his executive career, Mike held positions of Chief Executive of the Global Operations Division and Executive Director of Cable & Wireless plc and Chief Executive and Chairman of Carrier1 International Inc.  In his early career he held general management positions at General Electric, Motorola and Philips.

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  • Robert Barr

    Non Executive Vice Chairman

    Robert was appointed Non Executive Vice Chairman on the 1st January 2016. Prior to that, Robert had been Group Chief Executive since joining in 2004.

    Robert was appointed Non Executive Vice Chairman on the 1st January 2016. Prior to that, Robert had been Group Chief Executive since joining in 2004.

    Before joining us he was the Chief Operating Officer of Kingspan Group  plc and, previously, Managing Director (Europe) and a main Board Director of Bespak (now Consort Medical plc), having spent his early career in various international management roles at Diageo plc.

    Robert is Non Executive Chairman of Creavo Medical Technologies.  He recently stepped down as the Senior Non Executive Director at WYG plc after serving on their Board for 9 years.

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  • Martin Wardhaugh

    Group Chief Executive

    Martin was appointed Group Chief Executive on the 1st January 2016, having previously been CEO of our European Hardware Division since 2013, aswell as heading up the development of Global Sourcing in the Far East.

    Martin was appointed Group Chief Executive on the 1st January 2016, having previously been CEO of our European Hardware Division since 2013, as well as heading up the development of Global Sourcing in the Far East.

    He joined the Group in 2007 as Divisional Managing Director of our Fenestration Hardware businesses and was appointed to the Group Board in 2009.

    Prior to joining Arran Isle, Martin was CEO of Clearview Traffic Group and has held Board positions with Bespak (now Consort Medical plc) and businesses within Rexam plc.  His earlier career was in commercial and corporate finance, including roles at Rolls Royce plc and RR Donnelley.

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  • Steve Rogers

    Independent Non Executive Director

    Steve joined the Board in 2007 following his retirement as a Senior Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

    Steve joined the Board in 2007 following his retirement as a Senior Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

    He joined PwC in 1974 and during his career was primarily involved providing audit, accounting and financial advisory services to clients, with both UK and overseas operations. Latterly, he was a member of the management team of the Northern Assurance Practice. He is also a Non Executive Director of VP plc and is Treasurer and a Trustee of the Leeds Community Foundation.

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  • Mike Richards

    Group Finance Director

    Mike joined the Board in October 2007 from Northern Foods plc, where he was Divisional Finance Director of its Bakery Division. Previously, he held senior finance positions with Northern Foods plc and United Biscuits plc.

    Mike joined the Board in October 2007 from Northern Foods plc, where he was Divisional Finance Director of its Bakery Division. Previously, he held senior finance positions with Northern Foods plc and United Biscuits plc.

    A mathematics graduate from The University of Manchester, Mike qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1989 with Coopers & Lybrand. Mike is also a Non Executive Director of Locala Community Partnerships which provides NHS community services to people in Kirklees and beyond.

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  • Mark Wild

    Corporate Services Director

    Mark joined the company as Group Financial Controller in 1994, having previously worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers as a Senior Manager primarily on international plc accounts in Manchester, London and the US.

    Mark joined the company as Group Financial Controller in 1994, having previously worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers as a Senior Manager primarily on international plc accounts in Manchester, London and the US.

    He was also appointed as Group Company Secretary in July 2004 and joined the Board in September 2007.

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  • Rick Karcher

    CEO, LaSalle Bristol

    Rick joined LaSalle Bristol as CFO in 2007 and was promoted to CEO and appointed to the Group Board in 2009.

    Rick joined LaSalle Bristol as CFO in 2007 and was promoted to CEO and appointed to the Group Board in 2009.

    Rick had previously been President of Pilkingtons US Building Products Division and prior to that held general management and finance positions with Owens Corning Inc

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