Management team

After fifty plus years in the cotton controlling industry, Frank Wakefield continues to be respected and admired by not only his peers, but competitors alike. His experience ranges from an apprenticeship in Liverpool at age 17 to acquiring and devoting his many years of work in the industry to building WIS. His tradition continues through the work of his sons, Peter and Greg, who still rely upon his consultancy for the knowledge that only his experience in the cotton and controlling industry can offer.

Peter Wakefield first joined Associated Surveyors and Test Laboratories in January 1979 as a trainee in the cotton controlling and marine surveying divisions. In 1983 he was invited to join Edward T Robertson and Son (ETR), the leading Cotton Controlling company of the time, as the Manager of their Taiwan office. Peter remained with ETR in Taiwan and later in the UK to 1993 when we assumed the position of Managing Director of Wakefield Inspection Services, the position he maintains today.  In 1993 Peter was elected to join the then Liverpool Cotton Association (LCA) where he twice served as the Chairman of the Rules Committee.  Accepting a position on the Board, Peter was further elected as second vice President of the LCA in 2003.  After the change of name to the International Cotton Association (ICA) Peter was elected President in 2005. Peter remains active in the Association and is currently a Board member

Greg Wakefield currently is President of WIS United States office. He has been in the industry since 1989, and is a 1994 graduate of the Memphis Cotton School where he is a regular guest teacher. He has been a member of the International Cotton Association Rules Committee and is an Associate Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee.

  • John Evans It is with a very heavy heart to advise that Mr John Evans passed away on 18/12/2017. Originally from Liverpool, John worked in the cotton industry with Ralli Brothers & Coney (now Cargill Cotton), before joining the WIS Family as Senior Cotton Classer until he retired. John is survived by his wife Leila, with whom he met during his time at WIS, working in Azerbaijan. John was much loved by all and he will be sadly missed by all those who had the pleasure of knowing him.
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Our Vision

Our vision for Wakefield Inspection Services is to be the worldwide leader in the independent quality assessment, inspection and controlling industry by setting incomparable standards for accurate, objective and quality verification and reporting services.

Our Mission

Our mission is to understand and fulfill our clients' unique needs, by providing unsurpassed service and support to their organization through our worldwide network of highly trained, experienced and dedicated team members.