McBride Plc manufactures and distributes private label household and personal care products. Its household cleaning products include laundry products, dishwashing products, household cleaners, toilet cleaners and air care products. Personal care products include baby care, bath and shower products, hair care, body care, men's grooming, oral care and skin care. The company was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Manchester, UK.
Appointed: July 2007
Skills and experience: Group Chief Executive of Taylor Woodrow plc from 2002 to 2006. Chief Executive of Bass Leisure and then Chief Executive of Bass Brewers and Bass International Brewers. Following the sale of the Bass beer business in 2000, Vice President UK and Ireland for Interbrew SA until August 2001.
External appointments: Chairman of Imperial Tobacco Group plc and John Menzies plc, and a non-executive director of William Grant & Sons Holdings Limited and Molson Coors Brewing Company (a US quoted company).
Chris Bull, Chief Executive Officer
Appointed: May 2010
Skills and experience: Chief Customer Officer of Unilever Plc. An extensive international career with Unilever covering 25 years and between 2003 and 2007 CEO of Unilever Poland and Baltics. CEO of sizeable divisions in Unilever, and managed manufacturing operations, building on his qualification as a graduate engineer.
Richard Armitage, Chief Finance Officer
Appointed: November 2009
Skills and experience: Finance Director of Premier Foods' Grocery Division. 16 years in the chemical industry working for ICI and Courtaulds in a number of senior financial management positions. Chartered accountant.
Colin McIntyre, Chief Operating Officer
Colin joined McBride in 1990 and has progressed through the Company, being appointed Divisional Managing Director of the UK Division in July 2008 and assuming the role of Chief Operating Officer with effect from 1 July 2012. He was formerly General Manager of the Burnley factory, UK Logistics Director and Operations Director of the Western Continental European Division.
Colin is chairman of the UK Cleaning Products Industry Association (UKCPI). He previously worked for Milliken Industries and he has a degree in Chemistry.
Grzegorz Krol, Chief Commercial Officer
Greg joined McBride in February 2009 as the Divisional Managing Director for the Central and Eastern European Division. He was appointed Chief Commercial Officer with effect from 1 July 2012.
Previously, he was Managing Director of Nestlé UK Chilled Foods. He has extensive international experience including assignments in Austria and Germany. Greg is a Polish citizen and has a PhD from the London School of Economics.
Matthias Kreysel, Chief R&D Officer
Matthias joined McBride in September 2012 from Ecolab Europe, where most recently he was VP R&D Global Laundry and acting VP Marketing for EMEA. He has worked for Henkel/Ecolab in a number of senior R&D leadership positions with extensive international experience throughout Europe and Central and Eastern Europe, as well as broader global experience including the Middle East and Asia. He brings 20 years experience of Laundry and Household Cleaning Product Development and has a PhD in Organic Chemistry from Bonn University.
Tim Seaman, Strategic Development Director
Tim joined McBride in 1985 and has responsibility for developing business outside our core markets, including the expanding operations in the Far East. Prior to this he was Managing Director of our UK Division for seven years and he is Chairman of the Pension Fund Trustees.
Tim is a Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA) and has a degree in Business Studies.
Malcolm Allan, Chief HR Officer
Malcolm joined McBride in 1987 and has worked in purchasing, distribution and Total Quality Management and HR. He was Group HR Director from 1993 and was appointed Chief HR Officer on 1 July 2012. He is also responsible for health, safety and environmental issues worldwide.
Prior to joining McBride Malcolm held HR positions in Central Government, RHM and Foseco Minsep and he has a degree in Mathematics.
Carole Barnet, Company secretary
Carole joined McBride in 1981. She has held the role of Company Secretary of the UK subsidiary companies since 1988 and became Company Secretary of Robert McBride Ltd in 1996. She was appointed Company Secretary of McBride plc in 2010, having held the position of Deputy Company Secretary since 2002. Carole has a degree in German and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.