Management Team

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

  • Mark Froggatt

    Mark Froggatt

    Technical Director

    Mark joined BASEC in June 2019. He 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.

    Mark holds a BSc in Chemistry & Management Studies. In his role at BASEC, he 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.

  • Laura Jeffery

    Laura Jeffery

    HR Manager

    Laura joined BASEC in October 2021 as the HR Manager. Laura has a number of years’ experience in managing the HR function within a HR Generalist role and has gained a broad multi discipline of business knowledge across different business sectors.

    Laura is an Associate Member of the CIPD.

  • Ian McGuinness

    Ian McGuinness

    Laboratory Manager

    Ian joined 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.