Intertek Group plc has a highly skilled and experienced team of managers whose backgrounds span a variety of industries.

Intertek Operations Committee

The day-to-day management of the Group is undertaken by the Intertek Operations Committee (IOC).

  • Wolfhart Hauser
    Wolhart Hauser small photo alternateChief Executive Officer

    Dr Wolfhart Hauser was appointed to the Board as Chief Executive Officer in March 2005 after serving as a Non-Executive Director since November 2002. Wolfhart Hauser was previously Chief Executive Officer and President of TÜV Süddeutschland AG for four years and Chief Executive Officer of TÜV Product Services for 10 years. Starting his career with various research activities he went on to establish and lead a broad range of successful international service industry businesses. He has held several non-executive board director and chairman roles in a variety of technology companies. He was a Non-Executive Director of Logica plc until August 2012 and is currently a Non-Executive Director of Reed Elsevier PLC.


  • Lloyd Pitchford
    Lloyd Pitchford small photoChief Financial Officer

    Appointed to the Board as Chief Financial Officer in April 2010. He had previously spent 11 years with BG Group plc in various operational and corporate finance roles in the UK and Middle East; the last 5 of which were as Group Financial Controller. He started his career with Mobil Oil Corporation, where he held various financial, commercial and management roles in the UK over seven years.

    Lloyd is a Chartered Management Accountant and holds an MBA from Herriott Watt University.


  • Paul Yao
    PhotoGroup Executive Vice President
    Consumer Goods

    Paul Yao became Consumer Goods Chief Executive and was appointed a member of the Executive management team on 1st July 2006. Prior to this, from January 2003, he was Vice President with responsibility for Consumer Goods in China and Taiwan. He joined Intertek in 1994 as the Senior Marketing Manager of Intertek Hong Kong, and was promoted to General Manager of Toys, Food & Hardlines Division in 1998.

    Before joining Intertek, Mr. Yao worked in Regional Sales & Marketing in Hong Kong, Singapore and China for such companies as Hitachi Chemical, Brent Plc, SISIR Singapore.

    Mr. Yao attended the University of Hong Kong, where he obtained a degree in Chemistry. He also holds a Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing UK.

    Mr. Yao is a member of the Technical Committee for Toy Safety in International Standards Organisation (ISO) and China.


  • Stefan Butz
    PhotoGroup Executive Vice President
    Industry & Assurance

    Stefan Butz leads the Industry & Assurance division, and has responsibility for the Group functions of Strategy, Corporate Development, and Marketing.

    Stefan has held this role since January 2008, when he joined Intertek from TÜV SÜD. At TÜV SÜD, Stefan was CEO & President of North America after being Head of Corporate Development. Prior to this, he was a Manager in the Strategy group of Accenture Germany, and began his career as a management consultant.

    He holds a Master of Business Administration (Dipl.-Kfm.) from the University of Bayreuth, and attended Executive Programmes at Harvard Business School and The Wharton School.


  • Jonathan Lawrence
    PhotoGroup Executive Vice President
    Human Resources

    Jonathan Lawrence is Group Vice President with responsibility for Human Resources and joined Intertek in September 2005. He has many years experience as an international human resources director based from the UK, France and the USA. Before joining Intertek, he was a member of the Group Executive Committee at Bureau Veritas as Group Senior Vice President of Human Resources. Before that he was Group Director Management Development at Valeo, the worldwide automotive systems and components manufacturer.

    In addition to Human Resources, his career includes periods in project engineering, quality management, mergers and acquisitions, and restructuring in manufacturing industries.

    Jonathan is a Chartered Engineer BSc in Production Engineering, is a Member of the Institute of Personnel and Development, and a Member of the Institute of Electrical Engineers.


  • Andrew Swift
    PhotoDivision Executive Vice President
    Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals

    Andrew Swift is Executive Vice President of Intertek’s Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals division, a role he assumed in January 2008. Prior to this, he was Vice President of Global Outsourcing within Intertek's Commodities Division. Dr. Swift joined Intertek in 2001 as Business Development Manager of the Group’s laboratory facilities at Sunbury (UK). He became Business Development Manager of outsourcing in Europe, Africa and the Middle East in 2002, and then Director of Global Outsourcing in 2003. Dr. Swift began his career by launching CSMA Ltd (a high technology analytical consulting company), of which he became Managing Director in 1993. Both of Andrew's degrees are from UMIST, and he is a Chartered Chemist of the Royal Society of Chemistry.


  • Gregg Tiemann
    PhotoDivision Executive Vice President
    Commercial & Electrical

    Gregg Tiemann is Executive Vice President of Intertek’s Commercial & Electrical division, having assumed this role in January 2008. Previously, since 2004, he was President of Intertek’s Commercial & Electrical division in Europe and the Americas. Having joined Intertek in 1993, Gregg was appointed General Manager of Los Angeles and Mexico City laboratories in 1995, and became Vice President of Operations in 1998. In 2001, he became Vice President of Sales for the division in the Americas, and in 2003, he became Senior Vice President of Americas conformity assessment business. Mr. Tiemann began his career in the high technology sector, where he spent five years in sales and marketing.


  • Jay Gutierrez
    PhotoDivision Executive Vice President
    and Government Services

    Jay Gutierrez is Executive Vice President of Intertek’s Commodities division, which role he assumed in January 2008. Previously, he was Vice President for the division in the Americas. Jay joined Intertek in 1997 with a primary focus on developing the Group’s Chemical stream. He was promoted to Area Controller, West Coast in April 1999, and later assumed responsibility for International Coordination and Sales/Marketing. In October 2002, Jay became Vice President, Americas for the division.

    Jay began his career in the inspection industry in 1982 and prior to joining Intertek, he spent 8 years as General Manager for C. J. Thibodeaux, Inc.


  • Ann-Michele Bowlin
    Ann-Michele Bowlin sm photoChief Information Officer

    Ann-Michele was appointed Chief Information Officer of Intertek Group in September 2010. She is responsible for driving the Group's IT strategy and its alignment with the wider organisation. Ann-Michele joined as Global Vice President, Shared Services, having led the design and development of this program while working as lead consultant for Ernst & Young. Ann-Michele subsequently became the head of Intertek Group IT Business Systems and Infrastructure, where she collaborated with the business and financial leaders to establish the foundational elements of Intertek’s global IT strategy and improve the company’s IT support services.

    Prior to joining Intertek, Ann-Michele held multiple leadership and operational positions in a variety of industries including manufacturing, technology, travel and professional services. Ann-Michele holds a BA from Wellesley College MA, USA.