Mark CastleChairman (Contractor Director)Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Mace Group
Mark commenced his career in 1981 as an apprentice for Mowlem Plc. He joined Mace in 2005 to set up Mace’s fixed price construction business, having previously managed both UK and USA based organisations over a 36 year career. Mark is a fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.
Brendan KerrVice-Chairman (Trade Association Director)Chief Executive, Keltbray Group Holdings Limited
Brendan joined Keltbray in 1989 and has held the role of Chief Executive since 2003. Since then, Keltbray Group has grown from a £22 million demolition company into a £270 million leading specialist contractor. Brendan is a Fellow of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, sits on the Construction News Advisory Board and is a lifetime Fellow of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award World Fellowship.
Andy SteeleContractor DirectorGroup Chief Executive, Osborne
Andy became Chief Executive of Osborne in April 2015. He had previously re-joined Osborne in July 2013 as a Board Director and Managing Director of Construction, having worked for the company earlier in his career. Andy has held senior management positions focusing on strategy development in a range of sectors, including construction.
Fabienne VialaContractor DirectorChairman, Bouygues UK
Fabienne joined the Group in 1987, paving a successful career path, becoming Production Manager of Ile de France in 2001. During her time as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the management board of Bouygues Enterprise France Europe, she supervised complex D&B, PPP and Concession projects and was responsible for the delivery of 14 detention centres. She joined Bouygues Energies & Services in 2012, and was appointed Chief Executive Officer of its Western regions in 2015. Fabienne was appointed Chairman of Bouygues UK and UK Country Manager of Bouygues Construction in May 2016.
Gregor CraigContractor DirectorChief Executive & President, Skanska UK
Gregor was appointed President and CEO of Skanska UK in 2017, having previously run a number of Skanska UK operation units including Building, Civil Engineering and Infrastructure Services. Gregor is committed to developing strong customer relationships and is passionate about the highest standards of Health, Safety and Well Being across the industry.
Brian MorrisroeTrade Association DirectorCEO, Morrisroe Group
Brian is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Morrisroe Group and a member of its Board of Directors. He founded the business in 1983 to meet a growing demand for reliable Reinforced Concrete Frame contractors. Brian has been involved in the Reinforced Concrete structures trade association ‘Construct’ since its formation and has been a member of the governing Council for the last six years.
Julie WhiteTrade Association DirectorManaging Director, D-Drill (Master Drillers) Ltd
Julie took over the management of D-Drill from her father in 2008, which has been now been trading for close to 50 years. Julie is the first woman to be appointed to a professional body for the industry, having joined the board of directors for ‘The Drilling and Sawing Association’ and she is now chair of the World Association (IACDS).
James TalmanTrade Association DirectorChief Executive, National Federation of Roofing Contractors
James was appointed CEO of the NFRC in 2017. He has extensive knowledge of the sector both in contracting and supply at Board level in the UK and abroad. His early career was in the European automotive sector. James is committed to raising standards across the sector, linked to recognition to those who follow this path, along with ensuring the industry is attractive for new entrants.