Meet the team

From our modest beginning as a single pump store in London, we’ve grown to become the UK’s topmost supplier in pumping and cooling facilities. We employ around 500 people, with depots covering the breadth of Great Britain, as well as subsidiaries in Europe and the Middle East. Our business has a wide customer base spanning industry, commerce and the public sector. We’ve been in business since 1857 and have built a reputation for outstanding quality and service.

Our success is rooted in the talents of people who are passionate about what they do, whatever area of our business they work in: Sales, Management, Operations, Engineering or Support Services. We want our people to enjoy their work and feel confident within the job they carry-out. So we offer training sessions as well as review sessions to monitor your progress, making sure everyone has the support they need to achieve their full potential.

We offer a large scale and scope of opportunities at Andrews Sykes. As well as different jobs in our warehouses we have a range of roles at our head office in Wolverhampton and across our many depots in the UK. We have a diverse range of employees and promote a healthy environment ensuring everyone is offered equality of opportunity to achieve their full potential. That is why many of our employees have stayed with us for over 20 years and more, growing and developing within our company. We need committed and capable people to join our Regional, Depot or Head Office teams, so if you think you have what it takes join our company then you can apply on our website today.

Jean-Jacques Murray – Chairman

Executive Chairman

Jean-Jacques Murray was appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director in December 1994, becoming Vice-Chairman in February 2007, Non-Executive Chairman in June 2023 and Executive Chairman in February 2024. Mr Murray leads the Board and is responsible for setting its agenda, defines its approach to corporate governance and ensures its effectiveness, he is also Chairman of the Boards remuneration committee.

Mr Murray graduated with a BA in Finance from Los Angeles Pepperdine University in 1988 and obtained his Masters Degree in 1990. He is non-executive vice chairman of London Security plc, Nu-Swift Ltd, and Ansul S.A.

Carl Webb – Group Managing Director

Executive Director

Industry specialist, having managed the group’s UK hire and sales business for the last 15 years. Appointed Group Managing Director on 5 March 2021.

Marie-Claire Leon

Non-Executive Director

Marie-Claire Leon was appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director in February 2007. She has served as an assistant to Jacques Gaston Murray since 1999 and is responsible for overseeing various projects around the world on his behalf.

Ms Leon graduated from California State University in 1988 with a Bachelor degree in Business Administration, with a particular focus on Marketing Management, New Venture and Small Business Management. Ms. Leon is also a non-executive director of London Security Plc.

Xavier Mignolet

Non-Executive Director

Xavier Mignolet was appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director in February 2007.

Mr Mignolet graduated with a Masters Degree in Commercial and Financial Sciences at HEC In Liege Belgium in 1987. Having started his career in financial audit for PWC in Brussels, he then became Financial Director for the Ansul Group. Mr Mignolet is also managing director of London Security plc, and is a director of Ansul S.A. and Importex S.A.

Emmanuel David Olivier Adrien Sebag

Non-Executive Director

Emmanuel Sebag was appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director in February 1997.

Mr Sebag graduated from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1991 with a Masters in Industrial Administration. Mr Sebag is an executive director of London Security plc.

Jean-Pierre Murray

Non-Executive Vice-Chairman

Jean-Pierre Murray was appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director in August 2008. He is also a non-executive director of London Security plc.

Mr Murray graduated from Los Angeles Pepperdine University in 1990 with a BA in Finance, and gained his Masters degree in Business in 1993.

Andrew James Kitchingman

Independent Non-Executive Director

Andrew Kitchingman was appointed to the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director in July 2018. He is chairman of the audit committee and a member remuneration committee of the Board.

Mr Kitchingman is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (FCA) and graduated in 1985 with a BSc in Mathematics from Kings College, University of London. He is a director of a number of companies, including non-executive chairman of Mpac Group plc, a company with its shares admitted to trading on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange, MORhomes PLC and Incommunities Group Ltd.

Ian Poole – Company Secretary

Ian Poole was appointed Company Secretary in June 2021.

Mr Poole has over 10 years experience in various senior financial positions.