Paul CossellChairVice Chair, ISG
Paul became Vice Chair of ISG in January 2022 after serving as CEO since 2016. During nearly 25 years with the company, he has overseen the transformation of ISG’s office fit out business to become the market leader in the UK, as well as being the driving force behind its entry into the datacentre construction market and growth across the technology, science and health sectors in the UK and internationally. Paul is also a member of The Prince’s Trust Built Environment Committee.
Julie WhiteVice-ChairManaging Director,
D-Drill (Master Drillers) Ltd
Julie is Managing Director of ‘D-Drill’, a Diamond Drilling & Sawing Company, and is currently the first woman to Chair the Drilling and Sawing Association (DSA). She is a member of the Prime Minister’s Business Council, sits on the CITB Nation Council, chairs the Build UK CITB Reform Group, and was past president of the International Association of Concrete Drillers and Sawers (IACDS). She won ‘Business Woman of the Year’ in 2011.
Paul BrownContractor DirectorChief Executive Officer,
John Sisk & Son
Paul joined Sisk in 2013 and took on the role of Chief Executive Officer in January 2022. He was previously Chief Operating Officer for the UK Construction and Civil Engineering Division which he led through a period of restructuring, whilst maintaining a healthy balance sheet and ensuring that projects remained on track in accordance with Government guidelines. He also sponsors the company's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion agenda.
Paul GandyContractor DirectorBoard Managing Director,
Paul joined Tilbury Douglas (then Interserve) in 2019 and has led the re-design and re-branding of the business, which now stands as a leading regional contractor in the public and regulated sectors though its regional building, mechanical and electrical engineering and infrastructures arms. He has held senior management positions in several tier one contractors, working on regional and major projects across public and private sectors.
Fabienne VialaContractor DirectorChair, Bouygues UK
Fabienne joined Bouygues UK in 2016 and heads both the contracting and property development businesses, delivering award-winning construction and regeneration projects across the public and private sectors. She has seen challenging times, both within the business and across the wider industry and has driven a re-focused and re-structured business and team to achieve sustainable growth, strengthening co-operation between Bouygues businesses.
Matthew NesbitTrade Association (Specialist Contractor) DirectorBoard Director,
William Hare Group
Matthew oversees client relationships and the strategic direction of William Hare, having worked for 15 years in the Asset Management industry with a focus on executive clients and long term business strategy. He sits on the Steel for Life Advisory Board, is a member of the City Architecture Forum, facilitates the firm’s membership of the UK Green Building Council, and is also an Executive Vice President of the Story of Christmas Appeal.
Kay PorterTrade Association (Executive) DirectorChief Executive Officer,
The Tile Association (TTA)
Kay has been actively involved in The Tile Association since its formation and rose to become its Chief Executive Officer. She regularly represents TTA at Build UK member meetings, other industry forums, as well as in conversations with BEIS, where she has a proven track record of highlighting key issues of industry concern. She has close links to several Build UK Trade Association members, and considerable expertise in product marketing.
Lynn WayTrade Association (Specialist Contractor) DirectorDirector, Chris Sedgeman Scaffolding Ltd, member of National Access & Scaffolding Confederation (NASC)
Lynn is the Financial Director of Chris Sedgeman Scaffolding Ltd and President of the NASC, and has played a key role in the growth of Chris Sedgeman Scaffolding Ltd into one of the South West’s most respected scaffolding contractors. Lynn was the first woman to serve as an NASC Regional Chair, NASC Council member and now NASC President.