Joined the Board on 24 March 2015 having previously been Chief Executive of HEPGL from 28 September 2012 and of the Harworth Estates division of UK Coal since August 2010. Last re-elected in May 2018.
Owen has more than 27 years’ experience in the remediation of brownfield land and has held executive roles at the Peel Group, Black Country Properties and Viridor. Prior to becoming the Chief Executive of Harworth Group plc, he took over the stand alone operations of Harworth Estates at the commencement of the restructuring of the UK Coal Group in August 2010. He established the business as a recognised developer of brownfield land before being appointed to the Board of Harworth Group plc following its acquisition of Harworth Estates in 2015. Owen in a Non-Executive Director of Covanta Holding Corporation, a global provider of waste management services in the USA. He is also Board member for the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership and Chair of the British Property Federation’s Regional Policy Committee.