In 2017 the BASEC Board agreed to expand and strengthen the management team. Combining years of cable industry and technical experience with new thinking from outside the industry, the management team is now well placed to deliver the Board's vision of a truly customer focused service with global reach.
Senior Management Team
Tony joined BASEC in November 2017 as Chief Executive. Prior to this, he worked as a strategy consultant providing financial, marketing and digital transformation to SMEs. Previous roles also include Group Marketing Director at ACAL plc, Managing Director at ACAL BFi UK and Director of e-business EMEAR for Epson. Tony was appointed by the BASEC Board to spearhead a customer focused strategy to drive growth worldwide. Tony holds an MBA in International Marketing Strategy, is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
Joining BASEC's management team in June 2019, Mark brings with him a wealth of technical experience across leading cable manufacturers. Having held positions of Technical Sales Manager at Draka, Market Development Manager at Nexans, and most recently as Technical Manager at British Cables Company (previously BT Cables). In the past Mark has also held the position of non-executive director of BASEC. Holding a BSc in Chemistry & Management Studies. In his role at BASEC, Mark is focused on the overall technical policy, application and operation of BASEC’s testing, certification and related services, whilst growing technical capability and opportunities for the business.
Harpreet joined BASEC in October 2018, with experience of delivering marketing and sales activities for a number of technical and industrial sectors including: education, automotive, electrical maintenance, power, rail, facilities management, marine and oil & gas. Harpreet holds a BSc in Communications and Media. She has joined the team to grow international brand recognition; both direct to the BASEC customer base and to industry professionals from electrical specifiers to installers and end users.
Joining BASEC as Laboratory Manager in 2012, Ian has over 20 years’ experience in the cable industry. Ian started his career at BSI, progressing from a Technician in the Cables, Electronics & Lighting laboratories to Engineer and then Laboratory Manager in charge of Cables, Electronics, Complex Electronics, Medical Electronics, Electrical Accessories, EMC, Environmental, Fire Alarm Systems and Lighting & Photometric laboratories. Heading up a team of 20+ lab technicians and chemists at BASEC, the key challenges currently facing Ian are further developing the company’s testing capabilities in sectors such as Marine, Renewables and Oil & Gas, plus ensuring the smooth integration of new schemes and services.
With her AAT and ACCA finance qualifications and over 17 years’ experience within the Manufacturing industry, Kirsty is considered an asset.
Over the years she has been involved with many acquisitions, from heading up the opening of offices overseas, as well as implementing new processes, forever striving to improve the efficiency of the business.
In recent years Kirsty has focused heavily on process improvements, including the introduction of paperless solutions– from Excel models to system replacements to improve productivity and reduce the business's carbon footprint.
With strong values revolving around customer centricity Kirsty works hard to ensure BASEC has a secure, reliable finance function that is fit for purpose, providing the right support for the business to achieve its goals.