Geoffrey Warde, MBE – Chairman

Geoff WardeGeoff joined Graytone in 2000.

He was previously Chief Executive of TFX International and President of the British Marine Federation.

Currently he holds a number of Chairmanships and is highly experienced in international business development, including mergers and acquisition.

Geoff brings a wealth of business experience to the Graytone Board.

Outside Graytone, Geoff devotes considerable time to his charity work and beyond this his interests include boating and country pursuits.




Graham Yates – Managing Director

Graham has over 30 years experience in aerospace, defence and industrial coatings.

Born and bred PSG, having worked his way up through the ranks, Graham became Managing Director in 1997. In 1998 he was given the opportunity to purchase PSG from the previous owners and teamed up with Tony Swayne and Geoff Warde to effect a management buyout in 2000.

Since 2006, he has focused on a business development role for Graytone.






Anthony Swayne – Finance Director


Previously an accountant with the Coal Board, and an experienced Company Secretary, Tony joined PSG in 1987 as Finance & Operations Director and teamed up with Graham Yates to effect a management buyout of the company in 2000.

As well as his accounting responsibilities, Tony through the years has been responsible for the implementation of the ERP system throughout the Group.

Tony’s interests include golf, family life and travel.






John Keating – Business Development Director

John Keates

John joined Graytone in 2012.

In the ‘90s, John was Managing Director of B&K Resins, subsequently Operations Director at Aeropia, and more recently Director Supply Chain in Europe and MENA for Haas Group International. John has extensive operational and supply chain experience and a strong background in composites and adhesives. He has been appointed by the Graytone Board to assist in the development of the composite/adhesives business within the Group.

John is keen on golf, car restoration and music.