New NED for Chipping Norton based Duralock will boost international expansion

Duralock Mark Ware

Duralock, the Chipping Norton manufacturer of high-performance PVCu fencing, has appointed Mark Ware as non-executive director.

Mark has been brought in to advise Duralock on its continued international expansion. His remit includes strategic oversight aimed at helping the company retain its reputation for delivering world-class products and unrivalled customer-centricity at a bigger scale, across a more diverse selection of markets around the world.

Mark is currently serving as Trustee and Board Member of Macmillan Cancer Support. He brings strong manufacturing knowledge to the role having served as Chairman and CEO of Shell & Vivo Lubricants, following a six-year stint as Director of Corporate Communications & External Affairs at BP. His work has taken him all round the world including the US, Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe.

“Mark’s appointment will help us in our mission to deliver the best possible product to an even broader range of suitable customers,” said Jonathon McGovern, Duralock CEO. “It is a real boon for Duralock to appoint a new non-executive director with so much relevant experience alongside a real hunger to share it.”

Mark added: “It is a very exciting time for Duralock to be making a more concerted effort to increase its presence around the world. Jonathon and his team have been making big strides with a fantastic product. Very solid foundations have been laid for the next chapter in Duralock’s story. I look forward to seeing how I can best contribute.”

Duralock Group has recently opened German, French, and North American offices.  

Duralock supplies sustainable, high performance PVCu fencing. Duralock manufactures maintenance-free PVCu sports, equestrian & commercial fencing systems. Key racing & equestrian products include racerail, crowd barriers, stud and arena fencing, jump wings, moveable barriers and gates.

Duralock systems are approved by racing authorities worldwide and can be found at a number of high-profile facilities – notably Ascot Racecourse, Cheltenham Racecourse, Meydan Racecourse & Gulfstream Park.