Board of Directors

Gary Bullard


(Appointed February 2018)

Gary previously held senior management positions, including sales and marketing roles, at IBM and BT Group PLC and was a non-executive director of  Chloride Group PLC. Gary most recently held the position of President Logica UK until October 2012 and was a member of the Executive Committee of Logica plc.

Gary is a non-executive director of Spirent Communications PLC and Rotork PLC. He is also founder and CEO of Catquin Limited and Chairman of New Model Identity Limited.

Gary is a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committees of the Gooch & Housego board.

Mark Webster

Chief Executive Officer

(Appointed January 2015)

Mark was previously Chief Executive Officer of Bio Products Laboratory Ltd. He has extensive executive experience and has held a number of senior leadership roles, such as Senior Vice President, Bayer Healthcare AG, Head of Global Strategic Marketing and M&A/Business Development, Shire Pharmaceuticals Group PLC and Vice President, Abbott Laboratories Inc.

Mark was a Non- Executive Director at Gooch & Housego PLC before becoming an Executive Officer. He has also been a Non- Executive Director at Abcam PLC.

Mark holds an honours degree in Chemistry from the University of Durham.

Mark is a member of the Nomination Committee of the Gooch & Housego board.

Chris Jewell

Chief Financial Officer

(Appointed September 2019)

Chris has twenty five years’ experience working in senior finance roles in international engineering and manufacturing businesses, operating in Europe, North America and Asia. Prior to joining Gooch & Housego PLC Chris was Group Director of Financial Control at TT Electronics PLC, Senior Vice President of Finance at Cobham PLC  and Finance Director of MBDA UK. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant whilst working with Ernst & Young.

Chris holds masters degrees from Cambridge University and the London School of Economics. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Alex Warnock

Chief Operating Officer

(Appointed November 2014)

Alex Warnock is a Chartered Engineer and member of the Institute of Engineering & Technology and Institute of Directors. Prior to joining Gooch & Housego PLC, Alex held senior positions at Optos PLC, most recently Chief Operating Officer. He has also worked in senior roles at Johnson & Johnson and Pace Micro Technology Inc. Alex has an honours degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.  He has lived and worked in the USA and Germany.

Dr Peter Bordui

Non-executive director

(Appointed February 2012)

Peter Bordui has twenty five years experience in the photonics industry in senior leadership roles with Bookham, NewFocus, JDSU and Crystal Technology (at the time a subsidiary of Siemens) and has held a number of additional non-executive director roles. He is also a governing trustee of a private charitable foundation and a director of the non-profit organisation American Citizens Abroad.

Peter has bachelors, masters and PhD degrees from MIT.

Peter is the Senior Independent Director, Chairman of the Nomination Committee and a member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees of the Gooch & Housego board.

Brian Phillipson

Non-executive director

(Appointed September 2015)

Brian has extensive experience of the Aerospace & Defence industry in both Strategic and Operational roles across a range of locations. Previously he held a number of senior roles within BAe Systems PLC, including Group Managing Director, Major Programme Assurance, Group Managing Director Sea Systems, and was Chief Operating Officer of Eurofighter GmbH, based in Munich.

Brian holds an MA (Hons) in Engineering from Cambridge University.

Brian is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit and Nomination Committees of the Gooch & Housego board.

David Bauernfeind

Non-executive director

(Appointed May 2017)

David is Chief Financial Officer of Domino’s Pizza Group PLC. He was formerly Chief Financial Officer of Connect Group PLC, a specialist distribution company listed on the London Stock Exchange. Prior to that role, David was Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director at Xchanging PLC, a position he held from 2011 until its takeover and delisting in 2016. David was also a director of Xchanging Solutions Limited (formerly Cambridge Solutions Limited), a subsidiary of Xchanging PLC with a dual listing on the National Stock Exchange of India and the Bombay Stock Exchange.  Before joining Xchanging in 2001, David held management roles in BAE Systems PLC and Johnson Matthey PLC.

David is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committees of the Gooch & Housego board.