Mark is an experienced CEO with a successful record of leading customer centric manufacturing and service businesses including extensive experience in the packaging arena. He brings a strong combination of strategic, operational and commercial skills to the team.
Prior to joining Aquapak, Mark was President of Coveris UK, part of the 5th largest global packaging business, as well as having earlier leadership roles at Paragon Print & Packaging, and Mondi Group. Before entering the business world Mark served in the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards which he entered following his graduation from Newcastle University.
John is a Chartered Chemist and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He started his career in technical roles in the polymer industry with Henkel GmBH moving on to more senior roles with Mydrin (which became part of Total).
A globally recognised expert in bioplastics, John has also worked as Head of Biomaterials at the National Non-Food Crops Centre (NNFCC); a Task Force member of Green Alliance Circular Economy Panel; sits on the Technical Committee of the BPF; Member of the Industrial Biotech Leadership Forum; an advisor to BEIS and Ellen MacArthur; and serves on the Green Economy Panel of Leeds City region.
Julian is a highly experienced entrepreneurial executive in both public and private sector companies, who has taken a broad range of innovative companies and technologies from start-up phase to IPO or trade sale. Julian has had operational and strategic leadership roles in a number of global manufacturing and licensing businesses, both as CEO and CFO, primarily in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical sector.