Glen Dimplex

Chris Cole Non-Executive Director

Chris Cole, Non-Executive Director

Following academic education, formal qualifications (Chartered Engineer) and experience in Contracting and Consultancy, Chris was a founder of WSP Group at its inception in the mid-1970s. In 1987 he became CEO and led the IPO of WSP onto the Unlisted Securities Market and in 1990 transferred to the Full Market.

He assembled and led a global management team which directed the successful operational and strategic development of the Group worldwide. He led the business through the transition into a wider Canadian ownership where he is now the Chairman.

This journey provided Chris with private company entrepreneurial experience, which then matured into the rigours and opportunities of a public company. Separately he stepped into a non-executive position at Ashtead Group PLC more than 10 years ago and transitioned to Chairmanship in 2008.

Chris has been a Non-Executive Chairman since 2014 of Applus+ following the company’s IPO on the Spanish Stock Exchange (IGBM). With a predominantly UK investor base, Chris brings public company experience to the new Board, which comprises a blend of Spanish and international directors.

Chris was runner-up for the FTSE100 Chairman Award in 2016 by The Sunday Times.

Martin Naughton, Shareholder Supervisory Board Chairman

Martin Naughton


Shareholder Supervisory Board

Martin Naughton, Shareholder Supervisory Board Chairman

Martin Naughton

Shareholder Supervisory Board Chairman

Chris Cole, Non-Executive Director

Chris Cole

Non-Executive Director

Joe Menendez, Non-Executive Director

Joe Menendez

Non-Executive Director
Lochlann Quinn, Non-Executive Director

Lochlann Quinn

Non-Executive Director

Executive Board

Martin McCourt, Non-Executive Chairman

Martin McCourt

Non-Executive Chairman
Neil Naughton, Deputy Chairman

Neil Naughton

Deputy Chairman
Fergal Naughton, Chief Executive Officer

Fergal Naughton

Chief Executive Officer
Michael Maher, Chief Operating Officer

Michael Maher

Chief Operating Officer