Internationally experienced Engineering lead, covering Europe, the Middle East, Malaysia, Australia and Brazil, always within large scale high hazard facilities for both the Private and Public sectors. Typical assignments have involved the development and implementation of Capital Projects proposals, Maintenance/Reliability strategy and their delivery organisations (people, systems, procedures). Immediately prior to Briar Nigel was the project lead for an HM Government funded (BEIS) NEC 3 project.
Nigel is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers
Production Unit Leader
Robin has over 25 years’ experience in the chemical industry, starting off as a shift chemist, working way up, via process development, to plant management. Robin has managed both batch and continuous processes, and been involved with many improvement projects, from small scale new vessel introduction, to larger scale plant expansion and modernisation.
Robin has an honours science degree, and an M.B.A.
Production Unit Leader
As Production Unit Leader, Mark is responsible for production output, optimisation and continuous improvement of the HBN chain. Mark has 25 years experience working in production support, process engineering and continuous improvement roles across the FMCG, Oil & Gas and Medical Device industries. He has 6 sigma and Lean qualifications from blue chip companies, and a Master’s degree in Materials Engineering from the University of Sheffield.
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.
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 25 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 Finance Manager, Danny reports to the CEO and has a direct role in providing financial leadership, strategy, information and support to the rest of the management team and the wider business and has responsibility for all areas of financial compliance.
Danny has a wealth of experience in financial management, auditing, forecasting, cashflow management, group consolidated accounting, management accounts, payroll and taxation.
Danny qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA) in 2006 and has a level 5 certificate in Management and Leadership. He started his career as an auditor and then moved into industry initially as a management accountant. Since then Danny has worked as a finance manager for a micro-circuits company, a waste disposal company, a satellite communications company and more recently a pesticide wholesaler/manufacturer and car dealership.
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 Logistics Manager, Richard is responsible for the efficient flow of raw materials to site and the timely despatch of finished products around the world by land, sea or air.
Richard has over 30 years’ experience in the chemical manufacturing industry, with the last 15 years in supply chain management. Richard holds a degree in Chemistry.
Head of HR
As Head of HR, Rosalind is responsible for Briar Chemicals people agenda; attracting and retaining talented people and building a diverse and inclusive work environment which allows employees to succeed in equal measure to deliver high business impact and performance.
With over 15 years’ experience within HR and Learning Development, Rosalind is passionate about providing HR solutions, attracting high calibre talent and building strong performing teams.
Rosalind holds a Law Degree and CIPD Level 7 Advanced Certificate in Human Resource Management.