Mr Ridgeway, who commenced as Managing Director in 2000, announced his intention to retire on 19 August 2019. Since that time, IMDEX’s Board has undertaken an exhaustive search for the ideal CEO, considering internal and external candidates.
Commenting on the appointment, IMDEX Chairman, Mr Anthony Wooles, said: “The selection process was extensive and rigorous. Our Board unanimously agree Paul House has the capabilities, attributes and energy, to continue to drive long-term sustainable earnings growth for our shareholders.”
Mr House, added: “I am very pleased to accept the position of CEO. IMDEX’s Board and Executive Leadership team have developed a strong growth strategy and an exciting portfolio of technologies. I am looking forward to driving the execution of this strategy, while at all times delivering value to our clients.”
Mr Wooles highlighted that the Board supports a close link between IMDEX’s Executive Leadership salaries and the Company’s performance.
Paul House Profile
Mr House currently holds the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) at IMDEX. He is a senior leader with 28 years’ experience in management, operations, strategy and governance across a wide range of markets around the world, including: The USA; Australia; Africa; India; the Middle East and South East Asia. He joined IMDEX in November 2017 as Chief Executive REFLEX, one of IMDEX’s leading global brands. The following year Mr House transitioned to Chief Operating Officer and drove the transition of the business to its One IMDEX model – the Company’s integrated value proposition for clients.
Prior to joining IMDEX, Mr House worked for SGS for 14 years. SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. The company is listed on the Switzerland Stock Exchange and has a dominant presence within the resources sector through its geochemistry and metallurgy business units. During his time with SGS, Mr House held various roles including Managing Director for the India and South Asia business and the regional Chief Financial Officer role.