Intertek Group plc has a highly skilled and experienced team of managers whose backgrounds span a variety of industries.
Intertek Executive Management Team
André LacroixChief Executive Officer
Appointed to the Intertek Board as Chief Executive Officer in May 2015. André is an experienced Chief Executive with a strong track record of delivering long-term growth strategies and shareholder value with global companies across diverse territories. André was previously Group Chief Executive of Inchcape Group plc from 2005 to 2015 and prior to this he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Euro Disney S.C.A. From 1996 to 2003 he was the President of Burger King International, previously part of Diageo. André was formerly the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Reckitt Benckiser Group plc.
Colm DeasyChief Financial Officer
Appointed to the Board as Chief Financial Officer in March 2023. Colm Deasy joined Intertek in 2016 as our Group Treasurer, adding the Tax Director role, was then our Regional Managing Director for Asia Pacific and before his promotion was President Global Transportation Technologies, Building & Construction and People Assurance. Prior to Intertek, Colm worked in banking and Insurance in EMEA, before coming to the UK to take up senior roles in finance and general management.
Ian GallowayExecutive Vice President, Middle-East, Africa and Global Trade
Joined Intertek in 2011. Ian is responsible for the Middle-East, Africa and Global Trade comprising our business lines of Government & Trade Services, Cargo & Analytical Assessment and Agricultural Services. Prior to assuming his current role, Ian held senior finance and business roles within Intertek. He has previously held international roles in finance management with BG Group in the UK, Egypt and Tunisia. Ian is a qualified Chartered Accountant.
Tony GeorgeExecutive Vice President, Human Resources
Joined Intertek in 2015. Tony is responsible for Human Resources. He has over 34 years' experience in HR, General Management and Business Development having held senior leadership positions in international FMCG, chemicals, telecommunications and retail companies including Vodafone plc, Starbucks, Diageo plc and ICI. Prior to joining Intertek, he was Group HR & Business Development Director at Inchcape plc.
Ken LeeEVP Marketing and Communications
Joined Intertek in 2016. Ken has responsibility for Intertek’s marketing as well as internal and external communications. He joined the company from Inchcape plc where he spent 13 years in various senior marketing roles, most recently as Chief Marketing and Communications Officer. Prior to this he held marketing leadership positions with RAC Motoring Services and Hyundai Car (UK) Ltd.
Bertrand MalletExecutive Vice President, Industry Services
Joined Intertek in 2021. Bertrand has responsibility for Industry Services. Prior to joining Intertek, he was Chief Development Officer at Inchcape plc, in charge of business development and global manufacturer relations, mergers & acquisitions, corporate strategy and digital transformation. Prior to this, he was CEO, Toyota Belgium and has also held the positions of Managing Director of the Emerging Markets. Bertrand previously spent over six years with Euro Disney, and prior to that spent five years as a senior consultant with Bain & Company.
Ross McCluskeyExecutive Vice President, Europe and Central Asia
Joined Intertek in 2016. Ross is responsible for Intertek’s operations in Europe, including Russia and Central Asia. Prior to assuming his current role in 2021, he served on the Intertek Board as Group Chief Financial Officer. Before joining Intertek, Ross spent five years at Inchcape plc, where he held senior operational financial positions, including Finance Director of Inchcape’s Australasian and UK businesses. From 2002-2011, Ross worked within the investment banking sector, specialising in mergers and acquisitions.
Julia ThomasSenior Vice President, Corporate Development
Joined Intertek in 2013. As SVP Corporate Development, Julia has responsibility for Intertek's acquisition and disposal activities. Before joining Intertek, Julia spent 12 years in investment banking with J.P. Morgan Cazenove and Rothschild, focusing primarily on mergers and acquisitions.
Mark ThomasGroup General Counsel
Joined Intertek in 2015. Mark has responsibility for Intertek’s legal, risk and compliance functions. He joined Intertek from Inchcape plc where he was Group General Counsel. Prior to this, Mark was in private practice with Slaughter and May in London, advising on a wide range of public and private M&A transactions, equity and debt financing, and general corporate law issues.