Management

GF Piping Systems UK is part of the Georg Fischer global organisation. GF Piping Systems is a division of Georg Fischer AG and is headquartered in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. Our UK management team combines extensive experience, visionary thinking, and a collective commitment to high-quality, innovative solutions with a clear market and customer focus.

Name Function
Richard Trevaskis

Head of Region North Europe, 

Managing Director UK & Ireland, 

Global Director of Data Center Development

David Outhwaite Finance Director UK
Sarah Matthews Commercial Director UK
Ben Pinder Northern Sales Director UK
Mark Loader Southern Sales Director UK

Richard Trevaskis

Richard Trevaskis

Head of Region North Europe, 

Managing Director UK & Ireland, 

Global Director of Data Center Development

Richard Trevaskis is Head of Region North Europe, Managing Director UK & Ireland and in 2018 took on a further role of Global Director of Data Center Development.  

Richard Trevaskis has been with GF Piping Systems since 1999, and has over 34 years industry experience and started as a Marine engineer, spending 5 years at sea, living in Australia for 8 years and  returning to UK in 1990 joining Wolseley, leaving as Sales and Marketing Director in 1999 to join GF Piping Systems. 


David Outhwaite

Finance Director (UK)

 

David Outhwaite is Finance Director of George Fischer Sales Limited in the UK and has worked for GF companies since 2005. He started his current role in December 2013, but assumed responsibility for operations in addition to his finance responsibilities in April 2020. Prior to December 2013, David was Chief Finance Officer of GF Machining Solutions Ltd in the UK from May 2005. Before joining GF, he worked in a number of different finance roles in practice, manufacturing and retail.

David qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ICAEW) in 1991 having previously studied for a degree in Geophysics and Planetary Physics at Newcastle University. He was born in Stockton on Tees, UK in 1966 (shortly after England last won the World Cup).


Sarah Matthews

Commercial Director (UK)

Sarah Matthews MEng (Hons), Commercial Director

Sarah started at GF as a graduate trainee in 1997 after achieving a First Class Masters Degree in Materials Engineering from the University of Birmingham. Sarah has worked in Product Management across various sectors, before becoming Commercial Director in 2017. 

Born in Watford, UK in 1975 


Ben Pinder

Northern Sales Director (UK)

Ben Pinder is the Northern Sales Director for the UK and has been with GF Piping Systems since 2010 when he first joined as the North Eastern Area Sales Manager. With over 25 years of industry experience, Ben started out in distribution with Bancroft Pipeline ltd and Crossling Ltd, before moving on to manage Stokplas Ltd a specialist plastics distributor for over 5 years. Born in Halifax, 1979


Mark Loader

Southern Sales Director (UK)

Mark Loader is Southern Sales Director for GF Piping Systems UK, He has worked for GF for 6 years, Previous experience includes Regional Sales Manager for Victaulic, and UK Sales Manager for Panasonic.

Mark Loader has a MA in Business from Puteridge Berry, University of Bedfordshire, and a Diploma in International Business from Henley Business School, Henley-on-Thames and was born in Luton, Bedfordshire.