Stewart Towe joined the company in 1976 as Group Accountant. He was appointed to the Main Board in 1978, taking responsibility for the commercial and financial development of the Group, and completed the buy-out of the business from the Hadley family in April 2006. He is now responsible for the management of the Board of Directors and the strategic development of the Hadley Group. Stewart is closely involved with the local community and has held roles including High Sheriff of the West Midlands; Deputy Lieutenant, West Midlands; Pro-Chancellor, University of Wolverhampton; and Chair, Black Country LEP. He is a Patron of the Prince’s Trust and has been Governor at a number of schools, academies and universities in the region.
Ben Towe started his career at Carillion in 2003 after qualifying as a Mechanical Engineer from Aston University. Joining Hadley Group in January 2006 as a Manufacturing Support Engineer, Ben soon progressed to the role of Director of Hadley Group Technology, joining the Main Board in 2011 and then further progressing to his current position as Group Deputy Managing Director, which he assumed in 2014. Responsibilities include general management with an operational bias.
Michael Castellucci joined the Hadley Group in 1994 to undertake research into increasing the performance of cold rolled formed products through alternative methods and technologies. In 1999 he was awarded a PhD for this work and went on to hold various technical and research roles before being appointed Technical Director in 2008 and joining the Main Board in 2011.
Richard Neale joined Hadley in 2007 following the MBO, joining the Main Board in 2011. His remit is to execute the financial strategy of the group, to manage stakeholders and to target, finance and integrate acquisitions into the group. Prior to joining the Hadley Group, Richard worked in a variety of companies from FTSE 100 & 250 to private equity.
Jonathan Jaggar joined the Hadley Group Main Board as Group Sales Director in 2015. His principal area of responsibility is the group’s commercial strategy and tactical execution, including both sales and procurement. He previously held a number of senior management positions within Umeco plc and Cytec Inc, based in UK and USA.