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Minoan Group of Companies Senior Management
A Chartered Accountant, Mr Cole was a member of the London Stock Exchange and a director of a number of private companies. He has been with the Group since 1993 and was a member of the team who negotiated the Contract with the Foundation.
Mr Watts has a BSc in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from Cranfield University. He has held senior management positions in companies operating in the UK, Europe, the Middle East Africa and the United States, including Rolls Royce plc, Smiths Group PLC and Blue Circle Industries. On behalf of Blue Circle he moved to Greece in 1999 as managing director of Heracles cement, the largest cement producer in Europe, until it was acquired by Lafarge in 2002, at which time he resigned to pursue private interests. Mr Watts is resident in Greece.
Mr Day is a barrister of over thirty years standing and has been a Director of WT Partnership Limited since 1988. WT Partnership is a leading International Practice of construction cost consultants and project managers with over 1,000 staff in 26 countries. His long experience in property and construction encompasses major projects in the UK and Europe as well as the Caribbean, South East Asia and the Middle East. Mr Day is jointly responsible for Business Development within the WT Partnership UK and Europe Practice and thus has considerable experience in the negotiation and financing of business opportunities.
Mr Valassakis has a Masters Degree in Economics from the University of Bordeaux, France. He is a shareholder and managing director of a Greek company, promoting high technology under international partnerships. He is President of the Glyfada Golf Club of Athens, the oldest and largest golf club in Greece, and for many years has been a member of the Hellenic Golf Federation, with a particular interest in promoting and developing the game of golf in Greece.