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Our board comprises an executive leadership team with extensive experience of the international aggregates industry, supported by experienced non-executives who bring strong governance disciplines and a valuable external perspective to our business.


  • Amit Bhatia

    Non-executive Chairman

    Amit was appointed to the Board in August 2016, appointed Deputy Chairman in April 2018 and Non-executive Chairman in May 2019. Amit is Chair of the Nomination Committee and a member of the Sustainability Committee.

    Independent: No

    Skills, experience and contribution:

    Amit has over 20 years’ corporate finance and private equity experience and has held previous Board and Chairman positions. He is a Gold Leaf member at the Aspen Institute and a William Pitt group member at Chatham House. He was Executive Chairman of Hope Construction Materials until it was acquired by Breedon Group in August 2016 when he joined the Board. He has a strong strategic and entrepreneurial approach which he brings to the Board together with his governance and stewardship experience which as Chairman, continues to ensure the long-term success of the Group.

    Other positions held:

    • Chairman, Queens Park Rangers Football Club
    • Partner at Summix Capital, Swordfish Investments and Initial Capital and Director, Brimary Investments Sarl
  • Rob Wood

    Chief Executive Officer

    Rob was appointed to the Board in March 2014 as Group Finance Director and took the position of Chief Executive Officer in April 2021.

    Skills, experience and contribution:

    Rob has nearly 20 years’ experience in the international building materials industry. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young and subsequently joined Hanson PLC where he held a number of senior positions including Finance Director Brick Continental Europe, Finance Director Building Products UK and Chief Financial Officer Australia and Asia Pacific. Following the acquisition of Hanson PLC by HeidelbergCement AG, Rob returned to the UK and joined Drax Group plc as Group Financial Controller. During his time at Drax he also spent a period of time as Head of Mergers and Acquisitions. Rob has held an executive position on the Board for a number of years bringing solid and invaluable operational leadership, as both Group Finance Director and Chief Executive Officer and fully understands the challenges and opportunities for the Group.

  • James Brotherton

    Chief Financial Officer

    James was appointed to the Board in April 2021 as Chief Financial Officer.

    Skills, experience and contribution:

    James joined Breedon in January 2021. Previously he was CFO of Tyman Plc between 2010 and 2019, prior to which he was Director of Corporate Development for five years. Earlier in his career, James worked in investment banking roles at Citi and HSBC, after qualifying as a chartered accountant at Ernst and Young. James has considerable international construction sector and corporate experience in the areas of finance, strategy, operational efficiency, mergers and acquisitions and business integration, and has contributed significantly to the financial longevity and strategic success of the Group.

    Other positions held:

    • Director, The Quoted Companies Alliance and sits as a QCA representative on the Panel of Takeovers and Mergers and the Pre-emption Group
  • Carol Hui

    Non-executive Director

    Carol was appointed to the Board in May 2020 and as Designated Non-executive Director responsible for Sustainability in September 2020. She was appointed as Chair of the Sustainability Committee following its establishment in January 2022. She is also a member of the Audit & Risk Committee, the Nomination Committee and the Remuneration Committee.

    Independent: Yes

    Skills, experience and contribution:

    Previously, Carol was the Chairman at Robert Walters plc, an Executive Board Director at Heathrow Airport Limited and held senior positions at Amey plc, British Gas plc and TDG plc. She was originally a corporate finance lawyer with London law firm Slaughter and May. Carol was a Board member of Action for Blind People, London South Bank University, and a Review Body member for Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration. She has received numerous awards in her career including from the Financial Times, the International Law Office, Sinopro and PwC. Carol brings a diverse perspective to the Board and her extensive corporate, commercial and sustainability expertise provides the Board with a valuable contributor especially in her role as Chair of the Sustainability Committee ensuring that sustainability issues are key in the Board’s decision-making process.

    Other positions held:

    • Non-executive Director, The British Tourist Authority, Chair of Audit and Risk Committee
    • Non-executive Director, Grainger plc, Chair of Responsible Business Committee
    • Trustee, Christian Aid
    • Non-executive Director, Lord Chamberlain's Committee
  • Pauline Lafferty

    Non-executive Director

    Pauline was appointed to the Board and as Chair of the Remuneration Committee in August 2021, as well as being appointed Designated Non-executive Director responsible for Workforce Engagement. She is also a member of the Audit & Risk Committee, the Nomination Committee and the Sustainability Committee.

    Independent: Yes

    Skills, experience and contribution:

    Pauline brings significant experience from an international career spanning manufacturing and supply, executive search, and human resources. Since retiring from her role as Chief People Officer at Weir Group plc, where she was responsible for progressing the Group’s agenda on all aspects of strategic HR, she has embarked on a non-executive portfolio that includes being the Chair of the Remuneration Committee for XP Power Limited and Scottish Events Campus Ltd. Prior to joining Weir Group plc, Pauline was a Partner with The Miles Partnership and an Executive Director at Russell Reynolds Associates in the UK and Australia, and Asia Pacific Director of Materials & Supply at Digital Equipment Corporation in Hong Kong. Pauline brings to the Board significant experience with regards to human resources, particularly in the key areas for the Board of talent, development and retention, employee engagement and cultural change. Pauline is a strong advocate on the Board for both employee engagement and positive culture changes.

    Other positions held:

    • Non-executive Director, XP Power Limited, Chair of Remuneration Committee
    • Non-executive Director, Scottish Events Campus Ltd, Chair of Remuneration Committee
  • Helen Miles

    Non-executive Director

    Helen was appointed to the Board in April 2021 as an independent Non-executive Director. She is a member of the Audit & Risk Committee, the Nomination Committee, the Remuneration Committee and the Sustainability Committee.

    Independent: Yes

    Skills, experience and contribution:

    Helen brings with her a breadth of operational and commercial experience having worked within regulated businesses together with her broader infrastructure experience developed across Telecoms, Leisure and Banking. As a member of the UK Board, Helen was instrumental in delivering HomeServe’s future growth strategy and ensuring a sustainable, customer-focused business. As an experienced finance professional, Helen was previously Chief Financial Officer for Openreach, part of BT Group plc, and has extensive experience of delivering major business transformation across the Group. Prior to BT Group, Helen worked in a variety of sectors and organisations such as Bass Taverns Limited, Barclays Bank plc, and Compass Group plc. Helen’s strong expertise in the Board’s key areas of growth strategy and sustainability and her customer-focused business and transformation experience, fully supports and complements the Board’s skills set.

    Other positions held:

    • Capital and Commercial Services Director, Severn Trent Plc
  • Clive Watson

    Non-executive Director

    Clive was appointed to the Board in September 2019 and became the Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee in April 2020. He is also a member of the Nomination Committee, the Remuneration Committee and the Sustainability Committee.

    Independent: Yes

    Skills, experience and contribution:

    Clive has considerable finance experience, having previously been the Group Finance Director of Spectris plc, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President for business support at Borealis, Group Finance Director at Thorn Lighting Group and held a variety of finance roles at Black & Decker. In 2019, Clive retired as a non-executive director of Spirax Sarco Engineering plc, where he was Chair of the Audit Committee and Senior Independent Director. Clive is both a Chartered Accountant and member of the Chartered Institute of Tax with significant finance experience in a variety of industries which allows him to continue to support the Board with its long-term success.

    Other positions held:

    • Non-executive Director discoverIE Group plc, Chair of Audit & Risk Committee
    • Non-executive Director Kier Group plc, Chair of Audit & Risk Committee
    • Non-executive Director Trifast plc, Senior Independent Director and Chair of Audit Committee

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