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Board of Directors

Executive Directors

H R Chae - CEO
Heejae Chae joined the Board as Executive Director in September 2009 and subsequently became Chief Executive Officer in November 2009. Prior to joining Scapa, Heejae was Group Chief Executive of Volex Group plc. He was previously the Group General Manager, Radio Frequency Worldwide, for Amphenol Corporation. He spent the early part of his career in finance at The Blackstone Group and Credit Suisse First Boston before moving into industry. Heejae is currently a Non-Executive Director of the Hallé Concerts Society.

G S Hardcastle - Group Finance Director + Company Secretary
Graham Hardcastle joined the Board in February 2016 as an Executive Director and assumed the role of Group Finance Director on 1 May 2016.  Graham was appointed Company Secretary of Scapa on 3 November 2016.  Graham is a qualified Chartered Accountant.  Prior to joining Scapa, Graham was Group Finance Director at Bridon International and has held a number of senior finance positions at Smith & Nephew plc and Smiths Group plc.

Non-Executive Directors

L C Pentz - Chairman
Larry Pentz was appointed to the Board as Non-Executive Chairman-Designate on 3 January 2017 and became Non-Executive Chairman on 31 March 2017.  He also chairs the Nominations Committee with effect from 31 March 2017. Larry is currently also Chairman of Victrex plc, a position he has held since 2014 and he has been on the Victrex Board as a Non-Executive Director since 2008. Larry was an Executive Director of Johnson Matthey plc from 2003 to 2016 and has over 30 years' service within multi-national businesses in a variety of operational and general management positions.

R J Perry - Senior Independent Director
Richard Perry was appointed to the Scapa Board in June 2005 and was appointed Senior Independent Director in July 2006. Richard was Group Finance Director of Fenner plc from 1994 until his retirement in March 2015. He was formerly a senior audit partner with Price Waterhouse.

M T Sawkins - Non-Executive Director
Martin Sawkins joined the Board on 1 January 2015 and is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee.  He is currently a Non-Executive Director for Wincanton plc having been appointed in 2012.  Martin was Group HR Director of Rentokil Initial Plc from 2008 until his retirement in December 2015.  He has operated within both the plc and private equity environment and is a former HR Director of HomeServe plc, The AA Ltd and Centrica Home and Road Services. Prior to this Martin held a number of senior positions in HR and Operations after graduating with a BSc (Hons) in Physics from Southampton University.


D C Blackwood - Non-Executive Director
David Blackwood joined the Scapa Board on 1 May 2016 and is Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee.  He is currently a Non-Executive Director of Dignity Plc and was previously Group Finance Director of Synthomer plc, a position from which he retired in May 2015. Prior to that, he was Group Treasurer at Imperial Chemical Industries plc ('ICI') and held a number of senior positions within ICI over a period of 22 years.  David is a Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.

P Guyot - Non-Executive Director
Pierre Guyot joined the Board on 8 January 2018 and is a member of the Board’s Audit and Risk, Remuneration, and Nominations Committees.  Mr Guyot has over 30 years’ experience in the international healthcare industry and is currently a Director of Permobil AB, Sweden, and Peters Surgical SA, France.  From January 2014 until 31 December 2017, Mr Guyot was a Director of Spineguard SA, France, and from 2007 to 2014, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Mölnlycke Health Care in Sweden. Prior to this, Mr Guyot served in various roles in sales and marketing and EMEA positions with Becton Dickinson, Johnson & Johnson, and Boston Scientific.



W Baker - Group General Counsel and Company Secretary
Wendy Baker joined Scapa in September 2017.  She is a qualified solicitor with over 12 years’ experience as General Counsel and Company Secretary for multi-national, fully listed and AIM listed companies, including Volex Group plc, Promethean World plc and API Group plc.  Wendy also qualified as an associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute prior to joining the legal profession. 


Executive Team

J Davin - Group President, Healthcare
Joe joined Scapa as Group President Healthcare in September 2011.  He has over 30 years of experience in the medical equipment industry. His most recent role was Group President at Spacelabs Healthcare, a global provider of patient monitoring, anaesthesia, diagnostic cardiology and clinical information solutions with US$215 million in turnover.

C Taylor - Group HR Director
Clare Taylor joined Scapa in March 2013 as Group HR Director. Before joining, Clare was Commercial HR Director for Ideal Standard International. Prior to this role Clare held senior Global HR roles with Smith & Nephew plc and SSL International plc.

C Carter - Chief Operating Officer
Chris Carter joined Scapa on 2 May 2013 as Group Operations Director and was subsequently appointed to the role of Chief Operating Officer in April 2015. Prior to joining Scapa, Chris was VP Manufacturing GB&I and Iberia for Georgia Pacific. His previous career included a number of Operations roles at Cadbury Schweppes, Pedigree Petfoods and Baker Perkins. He has a Masters degree in Manufacturing Engineering.

S Jung - Managing Director, Global Corporate Development and Strategy
Sayoung Jung joined Scapa in June 2014 as Managing Director, Global Corporate Development and Strategy. Prior to joining Scapa, Sayoung was a Director in the Investment Banking division of Barclays PLC. She has nearly 14 years of investment banking experience and has advised on a broad range of public and private M&A and capital markets transactions. She has advised companies across multiple industries, including healthcare, telecommunications, technology, media, transportation, oil and gas and general industrial manufacturing. She has served clients on cross border transactions in Asia, Europe and the US.

T Asberry - Managing Director, Industrial
Troy Asberry joined Scapa in April 2010 as Director of Sales, NA and was promoted to Managing Director, Industrial, in December 2016.  Prior to joining Scapa, Troy was the Vice President of Sales for Volex and previously held the role of Business Unit Manager for Distribution at Amphenol RF. Troy spent the early part of his career in operations, product engineering and sales at Sanmina-SCI, MEMC Inc and Texas Instruments. Troy also spent 22 years as a commissioned officer in the Texas Army National Guard where he retired as a field grade officer.


Heejae Chae

Graham Hardcastle

Larry Pentz

Richard Perry

Martin Sawkins

David Blackwood

Pierre Guyot-photo
Pierre Guyot

Wendy Baker-Photo
Wendy Baker

Joe Davin

Clare Taylor

Chris Carter

Sayoung Jung

Troy Asberry