The management team at OpenWorks has formally appointed three non-executive directors. Each brings their experience and skill sets from impressive and lucrative careers, providing the management team with invaluable advice and insight; creating a broad and balanced board. The three non-execs had been regularly providing support to OWE since mid-2016 and had become regular attendees at board meetings – it was decided to formalise their roles in recognition of their contribution.
Dr Tony Trapp MBE (Non-executive Chairman)
Dr Trapp MBE has been instrumental in the formation and success of the subsea technology industry in North East England having been a co-founder of Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD), the founder of IHC Engineering Business and more recently Osbit Ltd. Dr Trapp’s experience of growing entrepreneurial start-ups into valuable businesses brings real value to OpenWorks. He is also a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.
Andrew Scaife (Non-Executive Director)
Having left his position as head of corporate finance at KPMG, Andrew joined Quantum Pharmaceutical as Finance Director. Following a management buyout, he became the CEO and led the region’s largest ever IPO on AIM. Since stepping down from his CEO position Andrew has decided to apply his finance, strategic and managerial skills across a broad range of companies through a series of non-executive roles. In addition to his work at OWE, Andrew is the Non-Executive Chairman at Realsafe Technologies Ltd and Honcho Market Ltd.
Terry Courtney (Non-executive Director)
During Terry Courtney’s time as the Finance Director at Pearson Engineering Ltd, Terry oversaw the growth of Pearson’s turnover from £4m to £220m. Following the successful completion of a £250m export contract to the US Government (for which Pearson was awarded the Queen’s award for enterprise), Terry took early retirement. Terry now supports a number of charities through his pro bono work as a director. As well as his charitable work, Terry is a non-executive director at Osbit Ltd.