CIGA Biographies – Council Members
Tony Hardiman MBE
Tony has been on CIGA’s non-executive Council since April 2010. Since 2005 he has also been the Chairman of the National Insulation Association (NIA), the representatives of the insulation industry in the UK. In 2012, he was awarded an MBE for services to the energy industry.
He has over three decades of experience in the insulation industry, and has been Managing Director of Dysons Energy Services Ltd for the past fifteen years.
David is National Key Account and Business Development Manager at Saint-Gobain Isover, the world’s largest manufacturer of glass mineral wool insulation products. He has over two decades of experience in the insulation industry, focusing on material manufacturing systems and building assessments.
David has been a non-executive Council member for CIGA since February 2002, where he has helped produce the agency’s best practice guides. He is also a member of CIGA’s Technical Group.
He lives in the South East with his wife, and in his spare time enjoys taking part in country sports.
Jonathan is Sales Director at Knauf Insulation, where he oversees all of the company’s refurbishment and contracting activities. He has oversight of Knauf’s strategic vision for the insulation industry. Jonathan has been with Knauf for six years where he’s held various positions throughout the commercial team.
Before his time at Knauf, Jonathan spent several years with Sheffield Insulations, allowing him to gain valuable insight into a wide variety of insulation materials.
Nick is Public Affairs Manager at ROCKWOOL Ltd, the UK’s largest manufacturer of sustainable stone wool insulation solutions.
He has worked in the industry for over 25 years and has been a CIGA Council member since October 2009.
Nick is a former graduate engineer, and sits on various other boards and committees advising on energy conservation and sustainability issues.
David is Managing Director of the InstaGroup, one of the largest companies in the UK offering energy efficiency products, including cavity wall insulation and soundproofing systems.
Ian is the founder and Managing Director of Tebway Limited, a UK-based installer, system designer and manufacturer of cavity wall insulation products. He has over three decades of experience in the insulation industry, and has been a member of the CIGA board since 1998.
In his spare time, Ian enjoys cycling, football and motor racing. He has three children, all of whom work as part of Tebway Limited.
Ben is managing Director of Homeworks Energy Ltd and has been a CIGA Council member since elected by the members in 2014.
Simon is Contracts manager for Aran Services Ltd, and has been a member of Council since elected by the members in 2014.
CIGA Biographies – Executive
Nigel heads up CIGA and was previously the CEO at West Anglia Training Association, a Group Training Association that delivers engineering, manufacturing, specialist construction, warehousing and logistics, and health and safety training to member companies and customers. Nigel has also occupied senior management positions in the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and within Government.
John is Technical Manager at CIGA, and has 37 years of experience in the insulation industry.
In addition to managing CIGA’s field staff, John Chairs the Technical Committee and provides insight and feedback on technical issues to the directors. He is a trained thermographer and has experience working at all levels of an insulation company.
Ola is Head of Customer Service.
Ray is CIGA’s Training and Quality Manager and is responsible for assessing and training member companies and for certification activities. He has been employed in the industry since 1981, and spent 15 years as a regional technical and training manager for a manufacturer.
Ron is CIGA’s Technical Inspector for the North East and has been involved in the industry since 2000. In addition to his experience with a number of different insulation systems and other energy efficiency measures, Ron is a trained thermographer and Domestic Energy Assessor.
Steve is CIGA’s Technical Inspector for the West and has 12 years’ experience of cavity wall insulation, most recently as a Compliance Manager. He is also a qualified trainer and a trained thermographer.