We are delighted to announce that Graham Cooper has been appointed as UK Managing Director.

Graham joins us from Tarmac where he was their UK and Ireland Sustainability Director. Prior to that, Graham ran Tarmac’s lime business in Buxton (the largest in the UK) and brings considerable business and industry experience. A chemical engineer by background, his 17 years at Tarmac saw him undertake a variety of roles within their Cement and Lime division including operations, project management, commercial and general management. More recently he has been heavily involved in decarbonisation and sustainability and so makes a great fit for us as leaders in carbon capture and sustainable construction products.

Graham’s appointment will strengthen the O.C.O Board and Management Team at a time when the UK business is looking to double in size in the next few years through a £25m capital investment program.  This coincides with Steve Greig assuming the position of Chief Executive Officer.  Whilst Steve will continue to be involved in the UK Business, Graham’s position as UK MD will enable Steve to accelerate our overseas development and expansion – where we currently have live projects across 4 continents – Europe, Asia, North America and Australia.

Graham says “I’m delighted to join an O.C.O team full of fantastic people. This is a business with great technology but more importantly real purpose, and I look forward to being part of a very exciting future.”

Steve Greig said of the appointment: “Graham’s background, experience and personality are a great fit for our business at a time where we are investing and expanding our UK business to double its capacity over the next few years. The international demand for our technology is exciting and having Graham on board allows us to focus on delivering these projects.”

Graham Cooper, UK Managing Director