John Foley

John is a co-founder of the Group and was Chief Executive of MacLellan Group plc (“MacLellan”), a facilities services company, from 1994 until it was acquired by Interserve plc for an enterprise value of £130m in June 2006.

At the time of John’s appointment, MacLellan was loss making, with a turnover of circa £5m and 50 employees. When it was sold to Interserve, MacLellan had a turnover of circa £250m and a profit before tax of circa £9m, with 13,500 employees. MacLellan grew through a series of acquisitions and organic growth. John is a Chartered Accountant and barrister.

Paul Teasdale
Chief Executive

Paul is a co-founder of the Group and has significant experience and expertise in the access and safety sector, having founded TASS Europe Limited (“TASS”), whose activities included the installation, repair and maintenance of safety eyebolt systems, cradle and safety ladder tie systems, in 1999.

TASS was sold to MacLellan in 2004 for £6 million and Paul joined MacLellan as managing director of TASS.

At PTSG, Paul has taken the company from a standing start in 2007 to managing its joint acquisition for over £600m in 2021.

Roger Teasdale
Group Managing Director

Roger joined the Group as Managing Director in November 2014, and was previously president of the advanced wound management division (divisional revenue of $1.4 billion, with 4,000 employees) of Smith & Nephew Plc.

He was employed by Smith & Nephew Plc for 25 years and held a number of key roles including president of their North American business, president of their extruded films division and senior vice president of advanced wound care.

Roger is a qualified Chartered Accountant and holds a BA in accounting and management control.


Adam Coates
Acquisitions Director

Adam is a Chartered Accountant and, after qualifying with KPMG in 1992, he became group financial controller at Intercare plc until 2003. He was subsequently financial controller at Persimmon plc.

He joined the Group in 2010, with his initial role being Finance Director and Company Secretary.

In 2012, Adam became responsible for acquisition activity as Acquisition Director.


Mark Watford
Group Finance Director

Mark joined the Group as Finance Director in September 2014 and is a Chartered Accountant.

Previously, Mark was a vice president of finance at Smith & Nephew Plc and a member of the global executive management team of its advanced wound management division.

Prior to Smith & Nephew Plc, Mark was finance director and managing director of a regional firm of building contractors.


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