James is the Organisation and Human Resources Director for Aggregate Industries and joined in November 2016.

James Roberts

James comes with an international pedigree for managing HR in large companies, having spent almost 20 years of his life living overseas. He started his HR career in GEC leading Manufacturing for Gas Turbines & Turbochargers in Lincoln, followed by eight years in Paris working for Alstom Transportation where he led HR for the Manufacturing division and then led Organisation Development. He then worked in Switzerland leading HR for Alstom Power Services, the world’s largest Power Generation Services Company.

James joins us from GE where he was in charge to lead the people and organisation integration of the GE acquisition of the Power Services Business.

James is responsible for HR, Payroll and Learning & Development at Aggregate Industries.


Members of the Executive Committee

Dragan - CEO Aggregate Industries

With more than 25 years of experience in the construction industry, Dragan is Chief Executive Officer, having been in the role since June 2021.

John is Chief Financial Officer and Deputy Chief Executive, having become a member of the Board in 2004. He has ultimate functional responsibility for accounting and finance, treasury, taxation, risk and assurance for the company.

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Lee Sleight - Managing Director, Readymix

Lee joined the business in 2021 and is responsible for our Readymix Concrete division.

Simon Marriott - Managing Director of Concrete Products
Simon Marriott - Managing Director, Concrete Products

Boasting a wealth of experience in the construction materials industry, Simon is responsible for our Concrete Products Division and marketing function.

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Steve Curley - Managing Director, Cement

Steve is responsible for the Cement Division, having previously been the Commercial Director of Cement. Steve joined the company in 1999.

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Andy Swinnerton - Managing Director, Aggregates

Andy joined the business in 2016 and is now responsible for the Aggregates Division. Prior to this, he was Director Business Excellence.

Kirstin McCarthy - Aggregate Industries Sustainability Director
Kirstin McCarthy - Sustainability Director

Bringing more than 20 years’ experience in environmental management to the role, Kirstin is responsible for accelerating the company’s journey to net-zero and driving improvements across all aspects of sustainability.

James Roberts - Human Resources Director

With more than 20 years’ international experience in HR leadership, James is the Human Resources Director for Aggregate Industries having joined in November 2016.

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Phillip Norah - General Counsel

Phillip joined Aggregate Industries in May 2018 and is responsible for the legal and compliance aspects of the company.

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Edern Lalanne - Supply Chain Director

With nearly 20 years of experience working internationally in senior Supply Chain positions, Edern is in charge of Procurement, Logistics and the Regional Customer centers 

Barry Hope - Business Development Director

With a track record of delivering enhanced performance and over a decade of experience with Aggregate Industries, Barry is responsible for Business Development.

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Thomas Edgcumbe - Managing Director, Surfacing Solutions

Tom joined the business in 2022 and he is responsible for the Asphalt and Contracting segments.