About Us – The Board and biographies

Executive Directors

Jacques Gaston Murray (97)
Chairman
Mr. Murray's involvement in the fire industry began in 1961 with his investment in a business which became General Incendie S.A., one of France's largest fire extinguisher companies. He invested in Nu-Swift and became Chairman in 1982 and the majority shareholder in 1984 when Nu-Swift acquired Associated Fire Protection Limited, which owned General Incendie S.A. He has a business interest in, and is Chairman of, Andrews Sykes Group plc ("Andrews Sykes"), a separately AIM quoted UK company.

Jean-Jacques Murray (50)
Vice Chairman
Jean-Jacques Murray is the son of Jacques Gaston Murray. His responsibility is the control and strategic direction of the Group. He is a Non-Executive Vice Chairman of Andrews Sykes.

Xavier Mignolet (53)
Managing Director
Xavier Mignolet joined the Group in 1995. He is a Non-Executive Director of Andrews Sykes.

Emmanuel Sebag (48)
Executive Director
Emmanuel Sebag has responsibility for review and supervision of Group operations. He is a Non-Executive Director of Andrews Sykes.

Independent Non-Executive Directors

Henry Shouler (79)
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
Henry Shouler is a Director of PKL Holdings plc. He also has a number of other directorships in private companies.

Michael Gailer (81)
Independent Non-Executive Director
Michael Gailer is a Non-Executive Director of Andrews Sykes and a number of private companies.

Non-Executive Directors

Jean‑Pierre Murray (48)
Non‑Executive Director
Jean-Pierre Murray is the son of Jacques Gaston Murray. He is a Non-Executive Director of Andrews Sykes and a number of private companies.

Marie-Claire Leon (53)
Non-Executive Director
Marie-Claire Leon has been responsible for managing various projects around the world with Jacques Gaston Murray. She is a Non-Executive Director of Andrews Sykes.