Meet the CET Management Team
Our people are at the heart of our organisation. We are justifiably proud of their enthusiasm, energy and commitment to delivering service excellence. Here at CET we have invested in a management framework and culture that is focused on sustainable long-term growth and the recognition and reward of individual contributions to success.
David Williams, Chairman
David was appointed Chairman on 1st May 2015. He graduated with a BSc Honours in Economics and Management from Cardiff University and is a Senior Partner at Dunedin the mid-market Private Equity house. David’s vast experience in supporting growing companies and the management team will be particularly significant as the company looks to the future and fulfilling the 5-year plan.
On appointment, David stated “Exciting times lie ahead for the business and I am looking forward to taking an active role in achieving the 5-year strategy milestones and objectives. CET is a company that has achieved and managed fast growth over several years and I am thrilled at the thought of contributing to see this growth continue and flourish.
First and foremost we aim to continue investing in the first class service that CET provides to its clients”
Outside of work he enjoys Art and Sport, particularly rugby, football, scuba diving and skiing.
Peter Eglinton, Chief Executive
Peter has more than a decade’s experience of senior management roles within large volume, multi-site organisations across the logistics, professional services and waste management industries. As CEO, Peter is responsible for the future development of the CET Group, delivering on a strategy of continued growth and innovation.
“CET has enjoyed exceptional growth and expansion over the past year. Not only through recent acquisitions and staff appointments, but through the launch of new products; so it’s a really exciting time for us. We are carving out a position as a leader in software applications across the construction and insurance sectors and we’re planning to develop this technology and explore opportunities to enhance CET’s services to further benefit our customers”.
When he isn’t hard at work, Peter puts his talent for mentoring to good use coaching kids football. A keen cyclist, he is happy to participate in just about any sport.
Bob Blunden, Strategy Director
Bob has been working in the construction, engineering and insurance claims management industries for almost 30 years. Over time, he has honed his business management skills across the public sector, mainstream commercial businesses and good, old-fashioned entrepreneurship. Bob is proud of the reputation CET have established for quality of service, flexibility and reliability.
“As Strategy Director for the CET group, I am focussed on delivering against our 5 year plan to expand the business; through a combination of organic growth, acquisition and the innovative use of technology.”
His core competencies lie in the installation of a management framework and culture that facilitates growth. He introduces an entrepreneurial spirit to companies and projects that encourages innovation and market-leading points of differentiation.
A County-level tennis player, Bob knows the value of a game plan and naturally instills a competitive spirit in his team.
Stephen Humphrey, Finance Director
With over fifteen years experience in senior financial roles in a range of industries Stephen joined CET in 2011. He is a Board member and also has overall responsibility for IT strategy. He is an ACA Fellow having qualified with one of the major Accountancy firms.
Since joining CET Stephen has introduced significant changes in financial control and reporting providing a solid financial platform supporting the business in its continued growth.
Outside the office Steve is immersed in family life and is a proud supporter of the Premier League 2016 champions, Leicester City football club.
Jeff Wilton, Managing Director
Jeff and the engineering industry go back a long way. Having started in materials testing, the skills he brought to CET were instrumental in developing a range of services necessary for the company to grow. While at CET, he has added customer service, resource planning and commercial management to his skill set: all invaluable when handed responsibility for all company operations in 2004.
Jeff sees the value of a calm authoritative approach to dealing with operational issues, and of the whole team pulling together to deliver projects on time and to budget. Organising, enthusing and getting the very best out of those around him, he helped establish CET operations as first in class across the industries they serve.
His ability to step back from a challenge to see a better way forward has enabled his divisions to grow and extend into new areas. In recognition of his contribution to the company, Jeff was appointed Managing Director of CET Infrastructure In January 2015.
A seasoned traveller, Jeff considers travelling in and around Europe as a favourite pastime; especially when a round of golf is up for grabs.
Paul Wozencroft, Managing Director
CET Property Assurance
Paul has been actively involved in the claims management industry for more than 25 years. He has vast experience of the water drainage and home emergency sectors, having worked with insurers, loss adjusters and their supply chains.
He is a firm believer in the strategic outsourcing of services within the industry and recognises that technology-led collaborations can yield successful partnerships; as long as they add value to the customer experience.
Paul was appointed Managing Director of CET Property Assurance in April 2016. He has a proven track record of developing and launching products and services that have longevity within the insurance sector and is a supporter of inspirational leadership.
Paul is also Chairman of the Future Water Association, a not-for-profit organisation supporting innovation within the water industry supply chain. When he is away from his busy work schedule, Paul is an avid gardener and can often be found relaxing in his greenhouse.
Gary has unequalled experience in the Infrastructure testing service industry and this is reflected in the well-established respect he has from clients and the position he occupies as Commercial Director – a Management Board member.
He is unrelenting in ensuring that the CET Infrastructure division is able to give a market leading service and has secured investment from the Board to install an IT platform to deliver reports and testing results in the most efficient way to clients.
Clients trust Gary to deliver what’s needed, when required.
His expertise and total understanding of the customer requirements have been the key factor in CET winning a number of long term contracts, ranging from Cross Rail to the M25 framework contract.
Gary is naturally competitive. He enjoys a sporting victory as much as a contract win. He also likes to keep his fingers green in his garden and flexible on the piano.
Ray Ruby, Contracts Director
Ray is a member of the Management Board, having shared his considerable construction expertise with the company over the past nine years. Before arriving at CET, he gained invaluable insight into the challenges and complexities of construction management at a number of large and medium-sized construction companies.
Ray has brought this wide experience to the CET operations and for more than a decade, his teams have benefited from his practical approach and hands on management skills. On joining CET in 2003, Ray restructured the site operations by making key strategic changes, increasing the technical staff, and introducing a more flexible operational management model, enabling more effective workforce management.
The Drainage division which Ray directly manages is now an acknowledged leader in drainage technical problem solving, providing advice and fulfilment to several insurers when their own suppliers have failed.
The virtues of honesty and openness – regardless of consequence – rank highly in Ray’s working day. His relentless drive to seek better efficiencies and ensuring that CET is at the cutting edge of new techniques make Ray a pillar of CET’s growth and stability.
Mike Blake, Home Emergency Director
Mike has over 40 years’ experience within the building industry of which half has been focused on the claims sector. Mike is a member of the Management Board, having unequalled knowledge of contractor supply chains throughout the UK and has managed many major claim events over the years within the insurance industry.
Mike was appointed the Network Director of CET in 2006 and was key in developing our Home Emergency proposition in 2009 where Mike remains Director.
Since steering his team, Mike has contributed towards the growth of Home Emergency by implementing new technologies and strategies that have developed CET into becoming a Home Emergency sector leader.
Always competitive, away from work, Mike has a passion for racing pigeons.