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Business team

Mark Godfrey

Mark Godfrey


Mark held senior leadership positions for several international companies before his chartered accountancy skills brought him to STRI in 2006.

His unique and detailed understanding of the STRI Group is based on having spent eight years as STRI finance director and subsequently managing director of STRI Australia.

Mark was appointed CEO in 2016 and is responsible for leading the STRI Group and its investments.
In addition to his professional duties he enjoys spending time with his three daughters and travelling.

Lee Penrose

Lee Penrose

Group director

Lee started at STRI in 2004 as a work experience placement while he concluded his first class honours degree in Applied Ecology. He went on to work in every department at STRI.

In 2012, after providing his consulting in sustainability, turf management and sports development, Lee took control of many of STRI’s major projects, including the Olympic Games.

He was appointed director in 2014 and now heads up all of STRI Group’s international and commercial operations.
Lee is a keen fly fisherman and has followed the highs and lows of Burnley FC since childhood.

Dr Marke Jennings-Temple

Dr Marke Jennings-Temple

Director of operations (Australia)

Marke is the Director of Operations for STRI Australia and has worked on natural and synthetic turf projects all over the world. From feasibility and design studies, to asset management strategies, the preparation of design standards, procurement guidelines and sports field policy to delivering World Cup pitches.
With a background in research science, Marke is an academic supervisor for a world-first research project on synthetic turf and has carried out numerous research projects on synthetic turf to investigate the validity of heat and chemical concerns from users.
Marke is a fitness fanatic and is looking forward to competing in his first off-road triathlon next year. He is also a keen climber and after scaling one of the side faces of Sugar Loaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, in January 2016, he now dreams of tackling the vertical face.

Andrew Brooker

Andrew Brooker

Head of business development

Andrew has worked in the sports turf industry in the UK, New Zealand and in Australia for over 20 years. He spent his early career on golf courses before moving in to the Turf Seed industry servicing warm and cool season climates.

Andrew joined STRI in 2015 in a Business Development capacity and regularly works overseas developing our company internationally, he has a range of qualifications in sports turf and international business.

Andrew works out of our Australian office and resides in Melbourne with his wife and three daughters, most weekends they can be found building sandcastles on the beach.

Richard Stuttard

Richard Stuttard

Principal consultant

Richard obtained an Honours degree in Applied Ecology in 2003, and joined STRI as Pesticide Trials Coordinator shortly after.

He then joined the expanding Ecology and Environment Department as a consultant in 2007 before being promoted to Principal Consultant in 2013.

He is now primarily a business developer, creating and expanding STRI’s Aviation, Planning and Landscaping services, drawing on the unique skill set of STRI to explore new markets.

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