Board of Directors

The Board is responsible for steering the Group’s purpose, culture and values, for setting the Group’s strategic priorities and overseeing their delivery in a way that enables sustainable long-term growth, while maintaining a balanced approach to risk within a framework of effective controls.

There are currently nine Directors on the Board, comprising the Non-Executive Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and six Non-Executive Directors. 

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Appointment: Angus was appointed Non-Executive Chairman to the Board and the Nominations Committee on 1 May 2021

Key strengths and experience:

· Extensive business leadership experience.

· Strong strategic and financial knowledge.


Angus joined from Serco Group plc, where he was Group Chief Financial Officer, a position he held since October 2014. Angus's previous roles have included Chief Financial Officer and Interim Chief Executive of Aggreko plc, Managing Director of Pringle of Scotland and senior finance positions at PepsiCo Inc. He was also previously a Non-Executive Director of Howdens Joinery Group plc and GKN plc.

He is a chartered accountant with an MBA from the IMD Business School in Switzerland and is an Honorary Professor at the University of Edinburgh and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.

External appointments: Senior independent non-executive director of Ashtead Group plc; non-executive director of the privately owned Edrington Group Limited and non-executive director of Securities Trust of Scotland plc.


Jean joined James Fisher as Chief Executive Officer on Monday 5 September 2022

Jean has considerable experience working in the energy and the technology sectors in both the UK and around the world. Most recently, Jean was Chief Executive Officer of Smiths Group's largest division, John Crane, where he drove a highly effective growth strategy in a business that operates in over 50 countries. He has an engineering degree and spent over a decade in various financial and market facing roles with energy services business, Schlumberger. His experience also includes five years as Chief Financial Officer of Expro, the offshore energy services provider, during which he played a key role in its successful turnaround.

External appointments:



Appointment: Duncan was appointed to the Board as Chief Financial Officer in May 2021.

Key strengths and experience:

· Significant managerial and financial experience

· Track record of creating sustainable stakeholder value through both organic and acquisitive strategies.

Duncan joins James Fisher from BTG plc ("BTG"), previously a FTSE250 international specialist healthcare company, where he was Chief Financial Officer for two years until the company was acquired in 2019. Duncan joined BTG in 2005 and held a number of finance and commercial leadership positions from that time. Duncan is a chartered accountant with a primary degree in mathematics.

External appointments: None.


Aedamar was appointed to the Board in November 2014. She was appointed chair of the Remuneration Committee in May 2018 and Senior Independent Non-Executive Director in March 2019.

Key strengths and experience:

  • Extensive global business experience.
  • In-depth knowledge of legal, regulatory and governance issues for large listed companies.

Aedamar is the Global Head of Corporate and a member of the Executive Committee at Linklaters LLP, where she has been a partner since 2001. Aedamar was previously the Senior Board Member on the firm's Partnership Board, its governance body. Aedamar specialises in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and fundraisings and is the lead relationship partner for many of the Firm's FTSE clients.

External appointments:

Linklaters LLP and Trustee of Tommy's.


Justin was appointed to the Board in February 2018 and was appointed Chairman of the Audit Committee in May 2018.

Key strengths and experience:

  •  Significant operational and financial experience through his previous and current roles.
  • Substantial experience on boards of listed companies in both executive and non-executive roles.

Justin was formerly Chief Executive Officer of Keller Group plc between April 2004 and May 2015, having previously held the position of Group Finance Director and Chief Operating Officer. Justin was a financial manager at Reuters plc, and trained and qualified as a chartered accountant at Deloitte Haskins & Sells.  

External appointments:

Chairman of Forterra plc and Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Kier Group plc.


Inken was appointed to the Board on 1 March 2019.

Key strengths and experience:

  • Strategy development.
  • Digital innovation.
  • Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Significant operational experience through her previous and current roles.

Inken is Chief Innovation and Digital Officer and member of the Executive Board at Halma plc. Prior to joining Halma plc in 2017, Inken spent 13 years at RWE AG, the German energy giant, and its renewables subsidiary innogy SE, where she held various international leadership roles focusing particularly on strategy, innovation, digital transformation and change management. Inken studied Innovation & Technology at Kiel University and has a PhD in Technology Management. Inken is committee member of the Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Hub.

External appointments:


Appointment: Kash was appointed to the Board on 1 November 2021.

Key strengths and experience:

· Considerable international leadership experience.
· Strong knowledge of manufacturing and service businesses. 

On appointment, Kash was CEO of Helios Towers plc ("HTWS"), a FTSE 250 company, a post from which he will step down at its AGM in April 2022. He will then assume the role of non-executive Deputy Chairman for HTWS from that point. 

Prior to joining HTWS in 2015, Kash spent eight years on the board of Aggreko plc, with responsibility for managing its European and International businesses. Kash previously worked for various engineering and manufacturing companies in a number of senior roles, including Jaguar, General Electric Company, Ford Motor Company, Novar plc (then Caradon) plc, APW Limited and Johnston Group.

External appointments: Helios Towers plc.

Appointment: Claire was appointed to the Board on 1st January 2022.

Key strengths and experience:

  • Significant experience in the energy sector.
  • ESG/sustainability leadership and management expertise.
  • Experience of the development and delivery of organisational strategies including business process transformation, leadership succession and diversity and inclusion.
  • Extensive experience in portfolio management and leading complex commercial transactions.

Claire is currently a non-executive director and chair of the ESG committee of Ibstock Plc, a market leading manufacturer of clay and concrete building products, as well as a non-executive director of Defence Equipment and Support, a Bespoke Trading Entity and Arm's Length Body of the Ministry of Defence. Claire has over 30 years' experience in the energy sector, where she held a variety of international leadership positions, most recently with Tullow Oil plc, and prior to that with BG Group plc and British Gas plc.

External appointments: Ibstock Plc and Defence Equipment and Support (a Bespoke Trading Entity and Arm's Length Body of the Ministry of Defence); Non-Executive Director of FirstGroup Plc

Our committees

Audit Committee   
Remuneration Committee   
Nominations Committee


The Board has agreed a clear division of responsibilities between the Chairman, CEO, SID and Non-Executive Directors. These can be reviewed by clicking here.