David McGarry - HR Director

David McGarry is British Gypsum and Saint-Gobain Manufacturing’s HR Director, having worked for the Saint-Gobain brand for over 16 years.

Joining British Gypsum as HR Director in 2015, David was later appointed as Saint-Gobain’s HR Director for Manufacturing in 2019 due to his wealth of experience and expertise.

With more than 30 years’ experience in human resources, David has held a number of senior leadership roles for large manufacturing, engineering and distribution businesses across the UK and Europe, including Harland and Wolff, Insilco Technologies and Takata.

David has also held a number of senior HR positions within the Saint-Gobain group, including HR Director for Saint-Gobain in Ireland where he worked closely with the brand’s businesses and with the Executive Teams based there.

As part of his current role, David leads the human resources team that serves British Gypsum’s manufacturing and mining sites, including gypsum, insulation, glass and renders. He is responsible for shaping each of these areas to ensure they contribute towards British Gypsum’s overarching business strategy, which is focused towards the delivery of high performance products and services for its customers and construction partners.

David is also responsible for establishing and maintaining a company culture that is built upon Saint-Gobain’s Principles of Conduct and Action and our shared values, and behaviours of Trust, Empowerment and Collaboration.