Charles has been the President and CEO of Element since 2003. Under his leadership, Element has become the fastest growing independent materials and product qualification testing company in the world.
Charles successfully led the original management buy-out of Element from Stork BV in 2010. In the six years that followed, the Group’s revenues tripled and Charles then led the transfer of the company’s ownership from its original private equity sponsor, 3i, to its current financial sponsor Bridgepoint Capital.
In 2017 Charles led the acquisition of Exova creating a single global testing organization with over $700 million in revenues and serving over 40,000 customers worldwide.
In addition to his role as President and CEO of the company, Charles also leads the Executive Team and is a member of the Group’s main Board.
Jo has led the finance transformation at Element following the carve-out in 2010 and is responsible for all financial, legal, tax and IT activities within the Group. Alongside Charles Noall, he led the 3i and Bridgepoint buyouts and the take private of Exova in 2017.
In addition to his role as CFO, Jo is a member of the Group’s main Board and he is heavily involved in setting the overall strategy and supporting its strategic M&A program.
Prior to his role at Element, Jo worked in private equity and invested in a number of global testing businesses both in Europe and the US.
Chris is a Partner of Bridgepoint with responsibility for Bridgepoint’s investment activities in the UK. He sits on the Firm’s Group Board and Operating Committee and is a member of its Investment Advisory Committee.
Chris joined Bridgepoint in 1997. He spent his first five years with Bridgepoint helping establish our Nordic office and is now based in London. In addition to his role on the board of Element Materials Technology, he also sits on the board of Cambridge Education Group. He has worked on a number of transactions including LGC, ERM and Pret A Manger.
Chris holds a BSc from Exeter University and is ACA qualified from his time spent working at PwC prior to joining Bridgepoint.
Raoul Hughes is President and Group Chief Operating Officer of Bridgepoint. He heads Bridgepoint’s operations in North America and is a member of the Firm's Group Board, Investment Advisory Committee and a member of Bridgepoint Development Capital. Raoul also sits on the boards of Element Materials Technology and Care UK.
Raoul joined Bridgepoint in 1988 and has worked extensively on investments across Europe. He has a degree in Business Administration from the University of Bath where he also supports a number of PhD programs.
Allan is a Non-Executive member of the Element Materials Technology Group Board. He has had an extensive and varied business career holding a series of high profile roles for major corporations in the food retail, FMCG and communications sectors including that of Chief Executive of Asda and Non-Executive Chairman of the Royal Mail.
In addition to his role on the Board of Element, he is currently Non-Executive Chair of the Co-operative Group; and Non-Executive Chairman of Entertainment One plc and Wagamama Ltd.
Allan holds an honorary degree from Cranfield University and an honorary fellowship from the University of Lancaster.
In this role, Claude is responsible for leading the Group’s procurement activities globally.
Claude has over 20 years of experience in building, growing and streamlining international procurement and supply chain capabilities across the manufacturing and service sectors. He joined Element in 2017 from Berendsen PLC, a European textile, hygiene and safety solutions business, where he served as Group Procurement, Supply Chain & Operational Excellence Director.
Prior to this, Claude served in senior procurement roles at Eaton Corporation and the Hertz Corporation.