Mark CastleChairmanDeputy Chief Operating Officer, Mace Group
Mark commenced his career in 1981 as an apprentice for Mowlem Plc. Mark 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 and is currently a Director of Build UK.
Brendan KerrVice-ChairmanChief 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.
Steve BrattTrade Association DirectorChief Executive Officer, Electrical Contractors’ Association
Steve was appointed Chief Executive Officer of ECA in 2010, having previously served as Deputy CEO. Steve’s career consists of senior positions, both executive and non-executive, centred around the building services and construction sectors including a number of non-executive chairman’s roles within property development companies. Steve is a Chartered Director and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and is currently a director of Build UK.
Nigel BrookContractor DirectorExecutive Director - Construction and Infrastructure Services, Kier Group plc
Nigel has been with Kier for the past 8 years and sits on the PLC board as Executive Director for Construction and Infrastructure Services. With over 40 years’ experience in the construction industry, working with major contract businesses and operating at director level for the past 25 years, Nigel has previously held roles at AMEC, Ballast and Miller Construction. Nigel is passionate about young people joining our fantastic industry, innovation and improving quality and safety.
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. Gregor is currently a director of Build UK.
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 6 years.
Andy SteeleContractor DirectorGroup Chief Executive, Osborne
Andy became Chief Executive 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.
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 is now chair of the World Association (IACDS). Julie is currently a director of Build UK.