We are pleased that our Lafarge Tarmac Executive Team is comprised of the combined expertise of both the Lafarge and Tarmac businesses. This is an experienced and committed group that will draw on its industry knowledge to lead a first-rate business.
Our company is structured around four Business Units with central functional heads. To help you familiarise yourselves with the individuals we have provided biographies of their backgrounds below.
Chief Executive Officer
Cyrille, prior to becoming CEO, was with the Lafarge business as Senior Vice President of Health and Safety. He has 23 years’ experience in the global building materials industry, having joined Lafarge in 1998. In Lafarge, Cyrille held a number of senior managerial positions, one of them as the CEO Lafarge Shui On Cement Ltd, a Chinese joint venture created in 2005 that he led successfully during the forming and expanding phases. He has been instrumental in effecting cultural change throughout the Group in relation to the importance placed on health and safety. He was a member of the Lafarge Senior Executive team, reporting to the Group Chairman-CEO. He previously held senior roles with Lafarge in North America.
Chief Financial Officer
Guy joined Anglo American in 2007 and took up the position of Chief Financial Officer for Tarmac in January 2011, where he is responsible for financial control, performance reporting, tax, legal and transaction services, and IT. He has also played a key role in the pre-integration planning team. Before joining Tarmac, Guy spent three years as Chief Financial Officer for Scaw Metals, the international steel manufacturing group, based in South Africa. As head of finance, administration and IT, he was responsible for group strategy, M&A, general finance and compliance. The company operated in seven countries and had a turnover of $1 billion, with 7,100 employees.
Managing Director, Cement & Lime
With 23 years of experience with Lafarge, spanning a broad range of responsibilities across Europe and North and Central America, Charles has a proven track record in sales and marketing, strategy and business development, and project management. His most recent role is Country CEO for Lafarge Ecuador, where he is responsible for a business with a $170 million turnover, a sales volume of 1.35 million tonnes and 310 staff. During his tenure, the business completed the commissioning of a $130 million project for a second cement line and the business was developed, increasing its market share from 17 to 23% over the period 2008 to 2012. Before his move to Ecuador, Charles was Marketing Director for Lafarge Cement UK, which followed a ten-year period working in Central and North America in a variety of strategy and development roles.
Managing Director, Aggregates & Asphalt
Martin has 27 years' industry experience, the last 12 of which has been spent with Tarmac, during which time he has held a number of general manager, executive director and board level roles. A Tarmac Board Member, his most recent position is Acting MD UK Regions & Group Business Optimisation Director, where he leads a team of four regional directors accountable for turnover of circa £975 million, alongside a Business Optimisation Team delivering a business efficiency portfolio in excess of £24 million. His previous role was Regional Executive Director, a position he held for four years. Leading a team of eight directors, he was accountable for a turnover in excess of £300 million and delivering 30% of Tarmac’s overall UK business EBITDA. Before joining Tarmac, Martin spent 15 years at Tilcon, where he held a number of management positions.
Managing Director, Contracting
Paul has almost 30 years of experience within the construction industry, the last eight of which have been spent with Tarmac. In his most recent role as Managing Director for National Contracting and Middle East, he was responsible for all contracting activities in the UK, where the business has an annual turnover of £350 million, as well as the Tarmac’s aggregates, asphalt and contracting businesses in the Middle East, which has a turnover of $185 million a year. Before starting his career with Tarmac, Paul spent 12 years at Aggregate Industries in a variety of senior management roles, including National Contracting Director and National Concrete Director, where he was responsible for Aggregate’s readymix concrete operations in the UK.
Managing Director, Readymix
Jeremy has 24 years of experience within Lafarge Group, the last 12 of which as Director and subsequently Managing Director of Readymix for Lafarge Aggregates Ltd. He was appointed Managing Director in 2006, with responsibility for 100 plants, 450 staff and a turnover of around £130 million. He has a proven track record of delivering financial results and developing an innovative approach to customer and product solutions. In addition to extensive experience of operating at senior level within the UK business, he has spent three years working in the Group’s Paris headquarters.
Director, Group Strategy & Business Performance
Mark has played an integral role in the Separation process and negotiations to form the new business on behalf of the parents to the Joint Venture and in the strategic planning for the creation of the joint venture company. He has held a number of senior positions during a 22-year career with Tarmac, most recently as Managing Director for Tarmac’s aggregates, asphalt and readymix businesses. He was responsible for the heavy building material assets of the company across 300 plants in the UK, with a combined turnover of £1 billion and 2,600 employees.
Director, Group Human Resources
Serge has 25 years of experience in Human Resource leadership roles, 19 of which have been spent with Lafarge. His extensive experience has been gained in a number of markets, with his most recent post as Senior Vice President for Human Resources and Group Innovation, Europe and East Asia. He used to be a member of the Group OHR executive committee, and Group Innovation leadership team executive committee, and was responsible for strategic and operational human resourcing for Group R&D and marketing, and all Lafarge activities product lines in Europe and East Asia.
Emmanuel has played a central role in the pre-integration process as representative for Lafarge, working closely with his counterpart at Anglo American to plan the integration of the two businesses. He joined Lafarge in 1999, working in a number of roles across a range of global markets, and was made Managing Director of Lafarge Aggregates UK in 2010. He was responsible for the company’s portfolio of assets which include 39 active quarries, 20 recycling sites and 19 depots, served by 650 employees and 350 contractors. Emmanuel spent three years in his previous role as Vice President for Development at Lafarge A&C France, which is the leading provider of construction materials in France with 140 active quarries. Before his move to Paris, he had five years of experience in senior management positions for the business in North America.