Our People

Andrew Hodgson

Chief Executive

Expertise
management strategy, operational excellence, extensive engineering services experience.

Joined in
September 2013

Experience
Andrew has a wealth of managerial experience and a background in engineering experiences.

As CEO of Beck & Pollitzer Andrew oversees all areas of the business in both the UK and the 13 countries that we operate in worldwide. Andrew joined Beck & Pollitzer at an exciting time in its development and led the growth of the business into new markets and sectors.

Charles Matthews O.B.E

Chairman

Expertise
extensive industry and corporate experience, specialist in automotive industry.

Joined in
October 2012

Experience:
Charles joined the board in a non-executive chairman role to support both the investors and the operational directors and managers. He brings a vast amount of experience in many areas of manufacturing and in particular the automotive industry.
Charles is non-executive chairman of the board of Porvair Plc. He is also chairman of Norican Group Aps. He was previously a non-executive director of FKI Plc, chief executive of Cosworth, managing director of Rolls-Royce and Bentley Motor Cars, and a member of the Vickers Group Plc. executive board.

Fraser Runciman

Group Finance Director

Expertise
finance, M&A and corporate strategies.

Joined in
May 2011

Experience
Fraser joined the board of Beck & Pollitzer as group finance director, taking over responsibility for finance and business support services. Fraser comes with a wealth of experience from working in large and medium-sized corporations. He has held senior positions in finance and general management in BAE Systems and General Dynamics Inc.

Additionally, he ran his own consultancy for seven years specialising in business change and value creation before joining Beck & Pollitzer.

Romain Prouvost

Group Director – Business Development

Expertise
international strategic development and large scale project management.

Joined in
Summer 2001

Experience:
a French national, Romain is now based in London and works from our Dartford Head Office. He first worked for Beck & Pollitzer while undertaking his Masters degree in Industrial Engineering at the Polytechnic of Grenoble, France. He then went on to complete a second Masters degree at the Polytechnic of Madrid before returning to Beck & Pollitzer to manage a number of high profile projects.

Romain has overseen a great number of projects for the company’s key clients, in various industrial sectors across the whole of Europe. In 2010 he went on to further his education by completing an MBA at the London Business School, after which he returned to Beck & Pollitzer and joined the main board with responsibility for all of the UK-based operations, together with France, Italy and Pune, India.

Janusz Lach

Group Director – Europe

Expertise
strategic operations management and development.

Joined in
December 1999

Experience
a qualified marine engineer by trade Janusz has worked for Beck & Pollitzer since 1999 and has been fundamental in the development of the company’s operations right across central and eastern Europe. Janusz is a Polish national who lives in Gliwice, Poland and is based at our main central European office at Sosnowiec, near Katowice.

Following great success in his native Poland Janusz has managed the growth and expansion of the business across eastern Europe, including Russia and Ukraine, and now oversees our operations in nine countries, including Germany and Turkey, as well as Eastern Europe. Janusz joined the board in June 2011 as group operations director for the region.

Kevin Nolan

Group HR and SHEQ Leader

Expertise
Human Resources strategic development

Joined in
October 2014

Experience
With substantial previous experience within a major pharmaceutical company, Kevin has extensive expertise in the successful implementation of HR projects across both the UK and Europe, alongside Health & Safety initiatives, Learning and Development programs and Operational Excellence change support.

a Chartered FCIPD Human Resources Director, Kevin has introduced and grown robust policies within Beck & Pollitzer, since joining the company in 2014.

Fabrice Dezitter

Operations Director – Western Europe

Expertise
In charge of overseeing Western Europe operations to deliver consistent services to B&P clients. Fabrice successfully set up and developed the thriving French office.

Joined in
2002