CIGA Biographies – Council Members
Tony Hardiman MBE
Chairman of CIGA Council and Chair of the Certification Committee
Tony Hardiman has been on CIGA’s Council since April 2010 and has
always been a strong advocate of the industry and the benefits of
insulation measures to help assist those in fuel poverty. Tony was
awarded an MBE by HM the Queen in 2012 for services to the energy
industry. Latterly Tony was the MD and part owner of Dyson Energy
Services and having left there in 2017 Tony now works to support CIGA’s
Council as the Non-Executive Chairman. He continues to pursue his
passion for the industry and has recently launched TH Energy Consulting offering support to manufacturers, installers and energy suppliers
Nick has worked in the insulation industry for over 30 years, much of his time managing technical and development functions.
For the last seven years, Nick has been closely involved with public affairs activities in ROCKWOOL, whilst continuing to be involved with the quality and technical elements of the insulation industry.
A graduate engineer by training, Nick sits on a wide range of groups, committees and associations, which advise government, write standards and inform the market on energy conservation and sustainability issues.
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 three 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.
Dave is Managing Director of InstaGroup, a system designer for a range of insulation systems and a leading Green Deal Provider. InstaGroup established and operate the Snug Network, a collection of over 100 independent local businesses combining to offer nationwide insulation & heating services in their local communities.
Dave is Chair of the Association for Conservation of Energy and has held a number of Non-Executive Directorships including the Green Deal Finance Company, the National Insulation Association and SWIGA. Prior to joining InstaGroup, Dave worked in the telecoms industry and as a Civil Servant, where he was Private Secretary to Lord Rooker and Beverley Hughes
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.
In his spare time, Jonathan enjoys spending time with his two children, basketball and playing his drums.
Ben is the Managing Director of Homeworks Energy Ltd and has been a CIGA Council member since appointed by the members in 2015.
An installer of cavity and loft insulation to the private domestic and new build markets; Homeworks Energy are also specialists in the field of cavity insulation remediation. Ben has also been an advisor to the BBA on cavity wall insulation extraction best practice.
Phil currently manages the distribution of SIG’s own branded Retrofit CWI systems through its national network of distribution branches ensuring that all quality and compliance requirements are met.
His role as Technical and Operations Manager keeps him in close contact with their network of over 40 small to medium sized cavity wall insulation companies, this plus his previous industry experience at Milford Insulation and EAGA Homes Services as Operations Manager give him a unique understanding and appreciation of the issues the industry faces.
Since joining CIGA council last year, Phil has taken the opportunity to join CIGA’s customer service committee offering valuable feedback drawn from years of experience.
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.
Sally worked in London for ten years before returning to the North East to re-establish Provincial Seals Ltd where she is now Managing Director.
Sally has built close and respected relationships working relationships with some of the industry giants such as Guardian Fiberglass USA and more recently Knauf Ltd. As well as product, Sally has an in-depth understanding of the funding market and has worked in partnership with some of the leading providers.
Mike is Managing Director of Miller Pattison Ltd a leading specialist insulation contractor. He has been involved in the industry for 50 years during which time he has occupied various senior positions. In addition to a wealth of experience with both small and large organisations, Mike has successfully led change programmes and has a track record of growing businesses.
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.