Brendan KerrChairman (Trade Association Director)Chief Executive, Keltbray Group Holdings Limited
Brendan joined Keltbray in 1989 and became Chief Executive in 2003. Since then, Keltbray Group has developed into a £500m business, offering a diverse range of specialist engineering services. A sole shareholder, Brendan’s commitment over the years to training, development and innovation, has been integral to its sustainable growth. Brendan is a Fellow of the RICS and a lifetime Fellow of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award World Fellowship.
Andy SteeleVice-Chairman (Contractor Director)Group 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.
Alan RobertsonContractor DirectorChief Executive, VolkerWessels UK
Alan joined VolkerWessels UK in September 2008 and has 30 years’ experience in the UK construction and infrastructure sectors. He has led the strategic development and growth of the group including implementing robust governance structures, driving operational improvements, reinforcing the safety culture and leading on the development of corporate responsibility.
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.
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).
Tim HopkinsonTrade Association DirectorManaging Director, E Poppleton & Son Ltd, Member of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA)
Tim is the founder and Managing Director of E Poppleton & Son Ltd and after completing an apprenticeship he now has almost 40 years of experience in the engineering, construction and building services sectors. He has served for two years as President of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), the UK's leading trade association for building engineering services contractors.
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.