STRI Group appoints new directors

Following a period of strong growth, STRI Group announced the appointment of

Gareth Walters and Dr. Ruth Mann have been appointed as finance director and director of research (respectively) from January 2021, with both continuing to manage their existing departments.

Dr. Ruth Mann (left) and Gareth Walters

Walters will lead the group finance function, ensuring that effective processes and controls are in place across STRI Group, and will work closely with the board to drive through strategic growth. 

Mann will be instrumental in ensuring STRI remain at the forefront of innovation and technological developments in the sports infrastructure and environmental industries.

“It is very exciting to be involved with researching and developing future solutions to challenges in the sports turf and environmental industries,” said Mann. “The range of national and international partnerships and projects STRI is currently involved with demands a wide range of technical expertise, and I am looking forward to supporting the continued expansion of services.”

“STRI Group has grown in recent years to become a multi-disciplinary solutions provider in the sport and environment markets with a global reach,” said Walters. “With two key strategic acquisitions made last year, 2021 represents an exciting time for the group and I look forward to joining the board to support this continued growth.”

Said STRI chief executive officer, Mark Godfrey, “STRI has continued to expand at a rapid pace over the last twelve months and we felt that now was right time to expand our board. Ruth and Gareth have been important senior figures at the company for several years and are helping drive change and growth across new markets. I am delighted to welcome them to the board”