Element Materials Technology is led by a dynamic group of individuals with years of experience in their respective leadership and management fields. The Board meets every month to review the overall performance of the business and also to determine group-wide strategies and priorities. 

Element's Board members are:

president and ceo

Charles Noall

Charles Noall is the President and CEO of Element Materials Technology. In this role, Charles has successfully led the global expansion of Element since its formation over the last six years. Under his leadership, Element has tripled its revenues and established itself as a world leading brand within the Global Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) sector.

Charles joined Element in 2003 leading the original management buy-out of Element from Stork BV in 2010 and has been the President and CEO of the company since that time. More recently, Charles has successfully led the transfer of Element’s ownership from our original private equity sponsor, 3i, to our new financial sponsor Bridgepoint Capital.

In addition to his role as President and CEO of the company, Charles is also a member of the Executive Team and the Group’s main Board.

Jo Wetz

Jo Wetz

Jo joined Element as CFO during 2012 but has been a Director of the Group since the original buyout in 2010. Alongside Charles, Jo is a member of the Executive Team and the Group’s main Board responsible for all the Financial, Tax, Legal and IT activities within the Group.

Prior to joining Element, Jo spent 13 years working in a number of large financial services organizations including Deloitte and 3i. During his time at 3i Jo led a number of successful buyouts in the UK and Europe with a particular focus on the global Testing and Inspection market, these included the investments in Inspicio and Element.

Jo is a Chartered Accountant and has a degree in Economics from University College London.

partner - bridgepoint

Chris Busby

Chris is a Partner of Bridgepoint with responsibility for Bridgepoint’s investment activities in the UK. He sits on the Firm’s Group Board and Operating Committee and is a member of its Investment Advisory Committee. 

Chris joined Bridgepoint in 1997. He spent his first five years with Bridgepoint helping establish our Nordic office and is now based in London.  In addition to his role on the board of Element Materials Technology, he also sits on the board of Cambridge Education Group.  He has worked on a number of transactions across Western Europe, primarily in services, including CarPark and ERM. Other transactions include Flexitallic, Pret A Manger and Molton Brown.

Chris holds a BSc from Exeter University and is ACA qualified from his time spent working at PwC prior to joining Bridgepoint.

partner and chief operating officer - Bridgepoint

Raoul Hughes

Raoul is a Partner and Chief Operating Officer at Bridgepoint. He is a member of the Firm's Group Board, Investment Advisory Committee and a board member of Bridgepoint Development Capital and sits on the boards of Element Materials Technology, Care UK and Limoni.

He joined Bridgepoint in 1988 and is now responsible for their support functions in addition to which he has worked extensively on a number of investments across Europe and has served on numerous boards.

Raoul holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Bath where he is also a lay member of the University Council.

Non Executive Board Memeber

Olivier Jarrault

Olivier is as a Non-Executive member of the Element Materials Technology Group Board.  He has 30 years of experience serving in various senior executive roles for global organizations in the aerospace, commercial transportation, industrial gas turbine, nonresidential construction and industrial markets. 

In addition to his role on the board of Element, he is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Global Management, UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Olivier holds a Bachelor of Science in Higher Mathematics from Ecole Sainte Genevieve in France, a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from CESTI, France, a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology and an MBA from UCLA.