Chair, Construction Products Association
Martin Payne is the former Chief Executive Officer of Genuit Group plc (renamed from Polypipe Group plc in April 2021), a position he held from October 2017 to February 2022. Martin joined Genuit in May 2016 as Chief Financial Officer. Under his leadership, the Group experienced significant and profitable growth through both organic development as well as acquisitions, expanding the Group’s solution offer into the broader water and climate management space, and driven by a growth strategy with environmental drivers at its heart.
Martin has spent much of his career in the construction and engineering industries. Before joining Genuit, Martin served as Group Finance Director at Norcros plc, a leading supplier of branded showers, taps, bathroom accessories, tiles and adhesives, and has held senior finance positions at JCB, the construction equipment manufacturer, and at IMI plc, the listed engineering business, as well as operational finance roles in a number of UK manufacturing businesses in his earlier career.
Martin is currently Chairman of the Construction Products Association, and is also a Non Executive Director of Stelrad Group plc, the recently listed European radiator manufacturer.
He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, and has a degree in Economics from Durham University.