Board of Directors

Ian Tordoff


Prior to founding Vulcan, Ian's experience in directing large operations included: leading an EY team in restructuring functions in Ford of Europe as part of a turnaround strategy addressing $2bn per quarter losses before moving to a loss-making European ISP helping to take it to break-even in 18 months. He has created and led specialist teams in the execution of $6bn+ health-sector projects, delivering substantial service developments in the UK and the Middle East. Ian has held non-executive and advisory roles in the NHS, dermal testing and digital-health businesses. Currently he is a Director of a listed wellness business and holds advisory roles with IT, Logistics and Health businesses in the UK & Asia.

John Hunter Maxwell

Chief Executive

John is a member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. He is on the Board of Directors at London Finance & Investment Group Plc.

John was previously employed as an Independent Non-Executive Director by RSA Insurance Group Plc, Non-Executive Director by Provident Financial Plc, Chairman by DX Services Plc, Non-Executive Director by HomeServe Plc, Non-Executive Director by Parity plc, Executive Director by Prudential Plc, CEO of BPB Industries Plc, CEO of Provincial Group Plc, Chairman at Prolific Plc, General Director at The Automobile Association Limited and a Governor at Royal Ballet School

Neil Clayton

Group Finance Director

Neil is a member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales. He is on the board of Agriterra Limited (AIM) and Block Commodities Limited (AQSE Growth Market) and Global Web Pay Limited.

As well as providing CFO consulting to offshore AIM listed groups with business activities in agricultural, health and natural resources in Africa, he also brings to the Board specialised capital restructuring experience from his role as Group Finance Director of Earthport Plc. Previously Neil held senior financial positions at First Technology plc, the international automotive safety and sensing manufacturing group.

Kieran Vaughan QC

Non-executive Director

Kieran was appointed Queen's Counsel in 2012 and is a highly successful practitioner who is constantly in high demand and much sought after to defend in the most serious and complex of cases. A leading practitioner who practices in fraud and financial/commercial crime. He has also advised and continues to advise in relation to criminal, quasi-criminal matters and international commercial arbitration. Over the years he has successfully represented defendants in many of the country's highest profile fraud, murder and terrorist trials. In addition, he regularly appears in the Court of Appeal. Kieran has been described in the legal directories as having "an exceptional legal mind."

Key Management

James Jeremy McCourt

Sales and Operations Manager

A graduate of University of Ulster Jeremy has won Regional awards for Business Exporter of the year as well as executing the single largest waste programme for the Health Trust of NI. Jeremy also directed the winning bids for significant waste water and drainage contracts regionally. Jeremy closely manages a number of the group companies with particular focus on business development and sales promotion.

Mohammed Kaleem

Operations and General Manager, IVI Metallics Limited

Mohammed is an accomplished senior manager, who oversees the current business and integration of new acquisitions on a day-to-day basis. Mohammed has considerable experience in developing and leading management teams in the B2B sector with Landmark Group and the Metro Group, with clients included Tesco, Burger King and Aldi. He has established a record for building and maintaining successful strategic relationships with a range of stakeholders.

Steve Hargis

Production and General Manager, Time Rainham Limited

Steve has over 40 years' experience in engineering and management, starting as an apprentice for Plessey in 1976. He is currently the production manager for Vulcan Industries and has worked at or with businesses now within the Group since 1990. Steve’s understanding of operations and finance makes his contribution to the Operations Team is invaluable.