John Wood

Director, Group Corporate Services, Liberty Industries Group

John has over 48 years of experience in the metal processing and engineering industries since starting as an undergraduate apprentice at IMI plc. He joined Caparo from IMI in 1991 as a subsidiary MD. In 1995 he was appointed CEO of the Caparo Engineering Division and joined the Main Board of Caparo Industries Plc in 1997. John is a Member of the Institution of Materials, Minerals and Mining and a Chartered Engineer.

Throughout his career he has held a number of external positions including Chairman of the UK Copper Roofing Association, School Governor of Calthorpe Special School, Birmingham and a Board Member and Honorary Treasurer of the EEF West Midlands. He is currently a Deputy Lieutenant for the West Midlands, a Guardian of the Standard of Wrought Plate in Birmingham (Assay Office Birmingham), a Wolverhampton Business Champion; a member of Wolverhampton City Board; Chair of the Wolverhampton Economic Growth Board; a Sandwell Business Ambassador; member of the Black Country LEP Competitiveness Advisory Board; and a member of the EEF West Midlands Regional Advisory Board.

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