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.
Managing Director UK & Ireland
As of 1st January 2022, Rachel Greasby has joined GF as Managing Director of GF Piping Systems UK and Ireland. Rachel takes over the position from Richard Trevaskis who moved to Head of Global Industries.
Rachel Greasby has comprehensive experience in leadership, marketing and sales and P&L roles in the United Kingdom as well as the EMEA region. In previous roles Rachel has increased the revenue and profitability of the company by focusing strongly on customer relationships and building new business opportunities.
Rachel has held various managing positions at different divisions of Illinois Tool Works, during her 26 years with the business, her last being as Strategic Marketing Director for their Additives International division.
Rachel holds a Bachelor's Degree in Manufacturing Engineering from Coventry University. Rachel is from Ireland originally and moved to the UK when she took up her studies at Coventry University in 1988.
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).
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
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