OUR LEADERS

Our leaders believe that it is only through realising the potential of all our people that Volex can truly succeed.

Executives

Nat joined Volex in 2015 as a non-executive Director in 2015 and quickly became Executive Chairman. Nat has extensive experience in principal investing and corporate finance and has held a significant number of directorships over the years. Through his investment company NR Holdings Ltd, Nat is the largest shareholder in Volex plc. Nat holds a degree in History from Oxford University and an MSc in Addiction Studies from King’s College London. Nat was appointed as a Foundation Fellow of Wadham College, Oxford, in 2018.

John joined Volex in 2017 after a distinguished global career in manufacturing. John spent 14 years living in China, working first with Dage Electronics and then later with TT Electronics. John’s early career saw him hold a variety of manufacturing leadership positions in Tunstall Group and Baxall. Despite leaving school at 17 he holds a postgraduate-level diploma in Management Studies from Huddersfield University.

Jon joined Volex in 2019 as deputy Chief Financial Officer. In November 2020 Jon was promoted to the role of Chief Financial Officer and was also appointed to the Board of Directors. Jon’s early career saw him hold a variety of positions within Cable and Wireless and also Vodafone.  Prior to joining Volex Jon held the roles of Group Financial Controller and Interim Chief Financial Officer for Williams Racing. Jon has a degree in Politics from Manchester University and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

Jessica joined Volex in 2017 from Voith Paper China where she held the position of Vice-President Supply Chain.  Before that, Jessica worked with John Molloy within the IMS business in TT Electronics. Jessica holds a degree in Business English and an Executive MBA from Xi’an Jiatong University.

Alan joined Volex in 2019 from DS Smith plc, where he held a number of positions including Divisional HR and Safety Director and Director of Group HR Transformation.  Alan’s early career saw him hold roles in GKN, LDV, AGCO (Massey Ferguson) and DENSO Corporation.  Alan has a degree in Safety and Environmental Law from Salford University and an MA in Law and Industrial Relations from Leicester University.

Paul joined Volex through the acquisition of Silcotec Europe, where he worked for over 12 years in roles including Project Engineer, Technical Support Manager and Operations Manager.  Initially Paul took on the role of European Commercial Manager but was soon promoted into the European MD role from November 2019.  Paul holds a degree in Engineering Management and an MBA from Ulster University.

Board of Directors

Nat joined Volex in 2015 as a non-executive Director in 2015 and quickly became Executive Chairman. Nat has extensive experience in principal investing and corporate finance and has held a significant number of directorships over the years. Through his investment company NR Holdings Ltd, Nat is the largest shareholder in Volex plc. Nat holds a degree in History from Oxford University and an MSc in Addiction Studies from King’s College London. Nat was appointed as a Foundation Fellow of Wadham College, Oxford, in 2018.

Adrian Chamberlain was appointed to the Board of Directors as a non-executive Director on 16 June 2016. Adrian was recently appointed Executive Chairman for Hurley Innovations; a start-up cloud based medical diagnostics and prescription company. Adrian is a proven director with experience in technology markets, customer development and business turnaround strategy. He holds an MA in History from Trinity College and an MSc in Business Studies from London Business School.

Dean Moore was appointed to the Board of Directors as a non-executive Director on 18 April 2017.  Dean Moore is a chartered accountant with extensive public company experience and was previously Chief Financial Officer at Cineworld plc, N Brown Group plc, T&S Stores plc and Graham Group plc and formerly a non-executive Chairman of Tuxedo Money Solutions Limited.

He is currently an independent non-executive director and Chairman of the Audit Committee at Cineworld plc and at Dignity plc. He is also acting Chairman of the Remuneration Committee at Cineworld plc.

Jeffrey Jackson was appointed as a non-executive Director on 30 July 2019.

Jeffrey holds a BA in Cultural Anthropology from Michigan State University and undertook post-graduate business studies at the University of Phoenix. He is professionally credentialled in Supply Chain, Quality and Project Management and has over 30 years’ practical experience in sourcing, manufacturing and distribution operations. His most recent experience has been with global medical device manufacturer Smith & Nephew, consolidating their global electronics sourcing, and he is currently working with aerospace manufacturer Meggitt plc as a Program Director, reducing their global manufacturing footprint.

Sir Peter Westmacott

Peter was appointed as a non-executive Director on 12 November 2020.

Peter retired from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 2016. Over a 43 year diplomatic career Peter held a number of high profile positions including being the British Ambassador to Turkey, France and the USA. On retiring from diplomatic service Peter has taken on a number of roles including as an independent non-executive director at Ernst & Young, We.Soda Ltd and Glasswall Holdings. Peter is a Distinguished Ambassadorial Fellow at the Atlantic Council, a Senior Advisor to Chatham House, Chair of the International Advisory Board of Tikehau Capital and an Advisory Director of Campbell Lutyens Ltd.

Peter has a masters degree in European History and French from New College, Oxford.