Executive Director and Site Manager
Tim is Executive Director and Site Manager, responsible for the overall strategy, safety and business performance of the company.
With over 30 years’ experience in the chemical industry, Tim has held senior positions worldwide, gaining vast knowledge in plant management, engineering, customer contract and site management.
Before joining Briar Chemicals as Site Manager at its inception in 2012, he worked for British Gas Corporation, Fisons Limited and BayerCropScience.
Tim holds a BSc (Hons) in Chemical Engineering from Loughborough University.
Head of Engineering
As Head of Engineering, Bert is responsible for the overall management of Engineering and associated functions for the site and is a member of the Senior Management Team.
Bert joined Briar Chemicals in 2016 having previously worked at speciality chemicals companies Johnson Matthey and Croda Chemicals. Bert has vast knowledge in a number of engineering functions including process engineering, asset management and contract manufacturing within roles supporting manufacturing sites in Europe, Asia and Africa.
Bert holds a first class MEng (Hons) degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Manchester and is a Chartered Engineer and Member of the Institute of Chemical Engineers.
Head of Commercial
As Head of Commercial, Susan is responsible for the development and implementation of the company’s commercial and marketing strategy and is a member of the Senior Management Team.
With almost 30 years’ experience gained mostly in the chemical sector, in a diverse range of markets, with global organic and inorganic manufacturing and distribution organisations, Susan has developed business in the EU, USA, and Japan.
Susan holds an honours degree in Natural Sciences and Chemical Engineering from Cambridge University and a MBA from Leeds University Business School.
Head of Logistics
As Head of Logistics, Phil is responsible for the planning of formulation, packaging, storage and delivery for the site and is a member of the Senior Management Team.
With over 20 years’ experience in logistics, Phil has been responsible for active ingredient demand planning, material supply, production planning, inventory management and exporting chemicals on a worldwide basis.
Phil has worked at the site since graduating at Bath University with a BSc (Hons) degree in Chemistry in 1982, starting as a production chemist before moving into logistics.
Head of Operations
As Head of Operations, Graham is responsible for all production and manufacturing activities on the site and is a member of the Senior Management Team.
Graham has over 20 years’ experience in plant management, technical support and process development through his years working for Bayer CropScience, Aventis CropScience and Rhone-Poulenc Agriculture.
Graham holds a first class honours degree in Chemistry and Physics from the University of Brighton and is a Chartered Chemist and member of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
As HR Officer, Julie is responsible for delivering a full range of HR services to all stakeholders across site including recruitment and selection, benefits, payroll processes and employee relations.
Julie has over 20 years’ experience in customer-facing roles and holds a Diploma in HR Management and is a Member of the CIPD and the British Psychological Society.
As IT Manager, Nick is responsible for leading the company’s technology strategy and managing overall IT operations and customer service.
Nick has experience in IT strategic planning, project management and operations, supporting companies worldwide.
Nick holds qualifications in IT service delivery (ITIL), Project Management (Prince2) and IT security (GICSP & GSLC) as well as being an active Member of the British Computer Society.
As Finance Manager, Crispin is responsible for all areas of financial compliance and the day-to-day activities of the finance team.
Crispin joined Briar Chemicals in 2017 having previously worked as Commercial Finance Manager at Norse Waste and as Company Accountant at Foulger Transport. He brings with him over 20 years’ experience gained in a variety of finance roles and industries, including 10 years at Air Products & Chemicals where he held several international roles.
Crispin is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and holds an honours degree in Computing.
Operations Resource & Compliance Manager
As Operations Resource and Compliance Manager, Clare is responsible for the management of the chemical process workers and their compliance with both internal and statutory standards.
With more than 25 years’ experience in the chemical manufacturing industry, Clare has gained vast knowledge in plant operation, new plant commissioning and process optimisation.
Clare holds a BSc (Hons) in Agricultural Chemistry from the University of Leeds.
As SHEQ Manager for Briar Chemicals, Mark is responsible for safety, health, security and environmental control, including waste management.
With over 20 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries, Mark started his career in R&D for Glaxo Welcome before moving into the agrochemical industry, supporting sites in the UK and across the globe.
Mark holds a degree in Medical Physics and is a qualified Chartered Occupational Hygienist and Chartered Safety Practitioner.