Directors

Sir Alan Thomas
Chairman

Appointed Chairman in October 2002. Former Chairman of Firth Holdings Plc. Sir Alan is also Chairman of Three Valleys Water plc, the University of Westminster and Chelverton Asset Management. He previously headed up a leading computer consultancy, subsequently becoming President and CEO of Raytheon Europe International; and was head of the British government’s defence exports organisation, a Member of the Engineering Council, a Senior Industrial Adviser to the Water Regulator and a Director of Powergen plc.


Tim Wade
Chief Executive

Joined the Group in 1991. Appointed managing director in 1998, having previously been in charge of the company´┐Żs Asia Pacific business, and led the management buy-out of the business from Western Power Distribution in January 2001.


Simon Hamilton-Eddy
Finance and Commercial Director

Mr Hamilton-Eddy has been involved with Hyder and its predecessors since 1992. He was appointed finance director in 1993 and has overseen a range of business change and process development projects. He took on responsibility for the commercial function in 1998 helping to bring a more commercial mindset within the business. A member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland he played a key role in bringing about the management buy-out of the business in January 2001.


Peter Morgan MBE
Non-Executive Director

Appointed a Non-Executive Director in October 2002. Former Non-Executive Director of Firth Holdings plc. He is Chairman of Baltimore Technologies plc and Technetix plc; and a director of Oxford Instruments and IDP SA. He is a former Chairman of NPI, SWALEC plc, Pace Micro Technology plc and KSC Ltd. He is a director of the Association of Lloyds Members and an elected member of the Council of Lloyds. He is a former director of IBM UK Holdings plc and IBM Europe and a former Director General of the Institute of Directors.


Peter Higgins
Non-Executive Director

Appointed a Non-Executive Director in October 2002. Former Non-Executive Director of Firth Holdings Plc. He was formerly Director of Overseas Operations of GEC plc and is currently a director of a number of private companies.