Management Board

Paul Duncan

Paul is the majority shareholder and Chairman of Bonds. With an MBA, Paul had a career reaching senior positions for large international engineering companies including NEI Parsons and ABB. Originally from County Durham, Paul lived in Europe and Southeast Asia prior to returning to the northeast and acquiring engineering businesses.

Jon Blackett

Jon holds overall commercial and financial responsibilities for the group. He has a business degree and diverse experience working in engineering, manufacturing and service sectors in the northeast. From the northeast. 

Andrew Shaw

Andrew has responsibility for Bonds Foundry. With more than 25 years in the industry, he is one of the most experienced steel foundrymen in the northeast having worked his way up the organisation. From County Durham. 

Mark McCarthy

Mark is responsible for Bonds Heavy Castings. He holds a degree in engineering and a Fellowship in Manufacturing Management. Prior to joining Bonds, Mark held senior positions in SSE and Dundee Energy Recycling Limited.

Trevor Machin

Trevor is the Group Technical Director responsible for research and development. With a degree and professional qualifications in metallurgy, he is responsible for the technical, quality and inspection functions across the group.  He has extensive experience in the UK foundry sector and counts the invention of a new grade of steel as an achievement.  From Yorkshire.  

Melissa Duncan

Melissa handles all marketing communication and media relations across the group. She has an MBA and was Head of Communications at Traidcraft plc having previously held the same position at WHSmith plc.  She is a board member and the Treasurer of Fairtrade International (FLO eV), having served as Vice Chairman and a trustee of the Fairtrade Foundation for six years. American.

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