Element Materials Technology (Element) has strengthened its senior leadership team with the appointment of Jane Scadding as Group Procurement Director.

With over 30 years of global procurement experience, Jane joins Element from leading telecoms provider, TalkTalk plc, where she was Chief Procurement Officer.

After starting her career at Renault Trucks, Jane held positions with GlaxoSmithKline and Wincanton plc, working across the UK in a number of global operational, strategic and corporate roles.

Jane joins the Element Executive team and will report directly to CFO, Jo Wetz.

Jo Wetz commented: “Jane will be responsible for leading all strategic procurement activities globally. She will be tasked with the further development and implementation of the Group's procurement plan, driving optimization across both direct and indirect categories and embedding appropriate systems, processes and procedures across all of Element's operations.

“She will lead our global procurement team and will also have responsibility for property management across the Group, with the support of our real-estate partner, CBRE. We want to become the world’s most trusted testing partner, and Jane’s experience is vital in ensuring that we can continue to grow and develop.”

Jane Scadding said: “Joining Element is an incredibly exciting opportunity to be part of an ambitious business, and one where I feel I can make a real impact. It’s been great to learn about how the company has grown and continues to evolve in order to provide the best service to clients, and the opportunity to be part of that journey is something I’m relishing.”

As one of the world’s leading independent providers of testing, inspection and certification services, Element helps to deliver certainty to a diverse range of industries. Element’s team of 6,700 experts operate from over 188 locations in more than 30 countries, delivering an extensive range of materials testing, product qualification testing, inspection, certification and advisory services to customers across the world.

About Element 

Element is one of the world’s leading independent providers of materials and product qualification testing, inspection and certification services to the global Aerospace; Transportation & Industrials; Fire & Building Products; and Oil & Gas and Infrastructure sectors, where failure in service is simply not an option.

We exist to help our customers to make certain that the materials, products and systems that they make are safe, quality, compliant and ultimately fit for purpose, leveraging 200 years of testing experience and our global testing capabilities.

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“We want to become the world's most trusted testing partner, and Jane's experience is vital in ensuring that we continue to grow and develop.”

Jo Wetz