Survitec's Board reflects our strength and ambition, consisting of several highly experienced industry professionals, who are collectively leading the company in achieving its exciting growth plans.
Brian joined Survitec Group as Chief Operating Officer in June 2008 from Doncasters, the aerospace components manufacturer, where he held the position of Group Business Improvement Director. Brian has a wealth of experience in operations management across a range of industries and has also held board-level roles at Siemens Power Generation and Williams Holdings.
Chris joined us from VPS Holdings, a private-equity-owned international security and property services business, where he held the position of Group Finance Director. Starting his career at Price Waterhouse, Chris has subsequently held senior financial leadership positions at Invensys, Ricardo, Babcock International, and the TI and Smiths Groups. Chris holds an honours degree in engineering and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He brings valuable and extensive board-level experience of the international engineering, high-technology, contracting and service sectors.
Cyril joined Survitec in 2003 and has held various roles within the Group, including Group Projects Director, and more recently, Group Operations Director. He was promoted to the role of COO in April 2015 and holds responsibility for the Group’s operational improvements, cost reduction projects, manufacturing optimisation and delivery of a number of major commercial contracts. Cyril is also responsible for pre and post-acquisition activities from an operational perspective, including synergy achievement. He holds a First Class Masters Degree in Manufacturing Management from University of Ulster.
Tony joined Onex in 2012 and is responsible for the firm's origination and due diligence efforts in Europe, with a particular emphasis on industrial and chemicals markets. Tony received an M.Eng. in Manufacturing Engineering from Cambridge University and an M.B.A from Harvard Business School. Prior to joining Onex, he worked at CPPIB in Toronto and Permira in London. Tony previously served on a number of Boards, including KraussMaffei, Tomkins, Livingston International and Aricent Technologies.
Sir Jonathon is a Non-Executive Director of the leading cruise line Carnival Corporation and of the defence and systems company Lockheed Martin UK. He is also a Defence Advisor to Babcock International and has also been an Advisor to Survitec Group. Previously Sir Jonathon led a full executive career in the Royal Navy culminating as the First Sea Lord. He brings a deep understanding of the marine environment, defence, international affairs, government and safety. Sir Jonathon is a member of the Remuneration Committee of the Board.
Simon has had an extremely successful career within the international marine sector which included being the CEO of Inchcape Shipping where he also led the management buyout and subsequent sale to Dubai World Investments. He has also been the Executive Chairman of Griffin, the leading specialist in crew logistics, and Chairman of TGE Marine acquired in September 2015 by Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding. Simon brings deep understanding of the marine sector, international business and business services and chairs the Governance Committee of the Board whilst also being a member of the Audit Committee.
Warren is a Non-Executive Director of Reckitt Benckiser Plc. and of Thomas Cook Group Plc. Previously Warren worked for British Airways Plc. and for 10 years served as CFO on the Board of Cobham Plc. operating in maritime, aerospace and defence markets where he helped drive the company’s extremely successful expansion and diversification. He brings experience in these markets, M&A, integration, strategic growth and transformation. Warren is qualified as a Chartered Accountant and an MBA and chairs the Audit Committee of the Board whilst also being a member of the Governance Committee.
As of 2017 Erik Nyheim is a senior vice president of Wilh. Wilhelmsen Holding, a maritime industrial group. Since 2005 he also held a number of leadership positions in Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics, including as CFO, COO and CCO. Erik also has a background from The Boston Consulting Group and the Navy. He holds degrees from the Norwegian School of Economics and the Royal Norwegian Naval Academy.