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Our leadership

Our Board sets the Group's strategic direction while the executive directors implement strategy and oversee Group operations. The Board is supported by its committees and the executive directors by the Group management team.

The Board is committed to the Group's long-term success while looking after the needs and interests of our stakeholders. This means having the right policies, procedures and guidelines in place to embed and uphold our core values and standards, while allowing each business to operate in a decentralised, empowering environment.

  • Michael Findlay

    Michael Findlay

    Non-executive Chair

    Michael Findlay

    Michael Findlay

    Non-executive Chair

    Michael has spent his career in investment banking and advised the boards of many leading UK PLCs on a wide range of strategic, financing and governance matters. He was previously co-head of investment banking for UK and Ireland at Bank of America and senior independent director at UK Mail Group PLC . Michael is non-executive chair of London Stock Exchange plc, a non-executive director of International Distributions Services plc and a member of the FCA's Markets Practitioner Panel. Committees: Nomination (Chair), Responsible Business.

  • John Morgan

    John Morgan

    Chief Executive

    John Morgan

    John Morgan

    Chief Executive

    John co-founded Morgan Lovell in 1977 which then merged with William Sindall plc in 1994 to form Morgan Sindall Group plc. John is responsible for leading strategic operations, values and culture. This includes instituting and championing the Group’s decentralised business model that empowers Group companies to challenge the status quo, keep innovating and winning in their respective markets.

  • Steve Crummett

    Finance Director

    Steve Crummett

    Finance Director

    Steve was finance director of Essentra plc from 2008 to 2012, having previously held senior finance roles with a number of listed companies. Steve was chair of the audit committee and a non-executive director of Consort Medical plc until 4 February 2020. He is chair of the Group's risk committee.

  • Jen Tippin

    Jen Tippin

    Independent Non-executive

    Jen Tippin

    Jen Tippin

    Independent Non-executive

    Jen has extensive strategic and commercial experience developed through her career in financial services and in the engineering and airline sectors. She has wide experience in business leadership and transformation, human resources, efficiency, sourcing, supply chain management and property, together with a deep understanding of customer experience. Jen has sat on the boards of City University, Lloyds Bank Corporate Markets and Kent Community NHS Foundation Trust. Jen is the group chief people and transformation officer for NatWest and sits on the NatWest Group and NatWest Holdings’ executive committees. She is also a non-executive director of HMRC and member of the boards of the Financial Services Skills Commission and City HR Association Limited. Committees: Audit, Nomination, Remuneration

  • David Lowden

    David Lowden

    Senior Independent Director

    David Lowden

    David Lowden

    Senior Independent Director

    David is a highly experienced non-executive director and chair of UK listed companies in several sectors. He has experience in both financial and general management through his prior executive roles of finance director and chief executive at Taylor Nelson Sofres plc, where he supported growth and profitability through the efficient design of business operations and appropriate use of systems and processes. David's public board experience includes prior roles as chair of Page Group plc, chair of Huntsworth plc, chair of the audit and risk committee at William Hill plc, and chair of the audit committee at Cable & Wireless Worldwide plc. David is currently chair of the board of Diploma plc and chair at Capita plc, having previously been senior independent director. Committees: Audit, Nomination, Remuneration

  • Malcolm Cooper

    Malcolm Cooper

    Independent Non-executive

    Malcolm Cooper

    Malcolm Cooper

    Independent Non-executive

    Malcolm is a qualified accountant and treasurer. He has an extensive background in corporate finance and wide experience in infrastructure, property and construction. Malcolm's previous roles include managing director of National Grid Property, global tax and treasury director of National Grid, senior independent director and audit committee chair at CLS Holdings plc, president of the Association of Corporate Treasurers and member of the Financial Conduct Authority's Listing Authority Advisory Panel. He is currently senior independent director and credit committee chair of MORhomes plc, non-executive director and audit and risk committee chair of Custodian Property Income REIT plc, non-executive director, remuneration committee chair and audit and risk committee chair at Southern Water Services Limited, and non-executive director and chair of the audit and risk committee at Local Pensions Partnership Investments Ltd. He is also deputy president of the Association of Corporate Treasurers. Committees: Audit (Chair), Nomination, Responsible Business (Chair)

  • Kathy Quashie

    Kathy Quashie

    Independent Non-executive

    Kathy Quashie

    Kathy Quashie

    Independent Non-executive

    Kathy has extensive strategic, commercial, sales and digital transformation experience developed through her career in the telecommunications, tech, software and retail sectors. She has a track record for delivering profitable revenue growth, operational excellence, strategic sales, innovation and customer success across both private and public sector markets. Kathy previously held senior leadership roles within Vodafone plc and British Telecom plc, including CEO of BT Expedite, was non-executive director of the Enterprise Board of Transport for London Museum, and more recently was chief growth officer and executive committee member for Capita plc. Kathy has been a key advocate for equality diversity and inclusion. She is also a member of Chapter Zero, an organisation that helps non-executives shape and influence discussion on climate in the boardroom. Committees: Nomination, Remuneration

  • Sharon Fennessy

    Independent Non-executive

    Sharon Fennessy

    Independent Non-executive

    Sharon is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. She has an extensive background in corporate finance, treasury and investor relations. Sharon is currently non-executive director at Gowan Group Limited and a non-executive director member of the audit and risk committee at John Lewis Partnership plc. Her previous experience includes Diageo plc, where she was most recently group controller. Before joining Diageo, Sharon held a number of senior finance leadership positions at Nortel Networks, in multiple locations across Europe and the US. Committees: Audit, Nomination.

The Group management team supports the executive directors and includes the managing director of each of our businesses. It meets regularly to discuss strategic and operational matters affecting the Group as a whole.
  • Andy Saul

    Andy Saul

    Group Commercial Director

    Andy Saul

    Andy Saul

    Group Commercial Director

    Before joining the Group, Andy was managing director of Bullock Construction from 2010 to 2013. Prior to that Andy's career included 20 years with Kier Group, culminating in the role of commercial director at Kier’s construction division where he had overall responsibility for the commercial and procurement functions.

  • Chris Booth

    Chris Booth

    Managing Director - Overbury and Morgan Lovell

    Chris Booth

    Chris Booth

    Managing Director - Overbury and Morgan Lovell

    Chris has overall responsibility for the Group's Fit Out division, which includes Overbury and Morgan Lovell. Chris joined Overbury in 1994, progressing through divisional management (1998-2003) to become managing director of Overbury in 2003. He was appointed to the Fit Out divisional board as chief operating officer in 2010 and managing director in 2013.

  • Clare Sheridan

    Clare Sheridan

    Company Secretary

    Clare Sheridan

    Clare Sheridan

    Company Secretary

    Clare has been with the Group for more than 20 years, and was appointed company secretary in 2014 having previously been deputy company secretary. She is a member of the Group’s risk committee and Board responsible business committee; director of the captive insurance company; and trustee of the pension scheme.

  • John Morgan

    John Morgan

    Chief Executive

    John Morgan

    John Morgan

    Chief Executive

    John co-founded Morgan Lovell in 1977 which then merged with William Sindall plc in 1994 to form Morgan Sindall Group plc. John is responsible for leading strategic operations, values and culture. This includes instituting and championing the Group’s decentralised business model that empowers Group companies to challenge the status quo, keep innovating and winning in their respective markets.

  • Martin Lubieniecki

    Martin Lubieniecki

    Managing Director - BakerHicks

    Martin Lubieniecki

    Martin Lubieniecki

    Managing Director - BakerHicks

    Martin joined the Group in 2015 from Colliers International where he was the UK chief operating officer. Prior to this he had been the EMEA chief operating officer for CB Richard Ellis, bringing over 15 years’ property professional services experience to the Group. Martin’s early career started at PwC and McKinsey before taking senior roles at Sears Group and Hilton International. Martin is a qualified chartered accountant.

  • Pat Boyle

    Pat Boyle

    Managing Director - Morgan Sindall Construction and Property Services

    Pat Boyle

    Pat Boyle

    Managing Director - Morgan Sindall Construction and Property Services

    Pat holds overall responsibility for Construction & Infrastructure’s construction business, along with property services. A member of the Chartered Institute of Building, he joined the Group in 2014 from Lend Lease, where he was most recently head of their public sector construction division. Prior to this, Pat held various wide-ranging senior level roles within Laing O’Rourke, including regional director, group HR director and managing director of Select Plant Hire.

  • Phil Mayall

    Managing Director - Muse Places

    Phil Mayall

    Managing Director - Muse Places

    Phil joined the Group in 2006. He progressed through Urban Regeneration to become managing director for the north west region in 2019, where he was responsible for delivering major growth through a range of long-term, area-wide programmes of place-changing regeneration. He is also a director of The English Cities Fund, a national regeneration partnership between Urban Regeneration, Homes England and Legal and General.

  • Simon Smith

    Simon Smith

    Managing Director - Morgan Sindall Infrastructure

    Simon Smith

    Simon Smith

    Managing Director - Morgan Sindall Infrastructure

    Simon is a chartered quantity surveyor with 30 years’ multi-sector experience. He joined the Group in 2011 and since 2017 holds overall responsibility for the infrastructure business which includes aviation, rail, highways, nuclear, energy and water. In addition, Simon has responsibility for our in-house plant and engineering businesses.

  • Steve Coleby

    Steve Coleby

    Managing Director - Lovell Partnerships

    Steve Coleby

    Steve Coleby

    Managing Director - Lovell Partnerships

    Steve joined the Group in 2018, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in construction. He previously spent 25 years at Laing O’Rourke, including as commercial director of its £2.5bn European hub, managing director of UK infrastructure, and managing director of its UK construction business. Steve holds an RICS fellowship.

  • Steve Crummett

    Finance Director

    Steve Crummett

    Finance Director

    Steve was finance director of Essentra plc from 2008 to 2012, having previously held senior finance roles with a number of listed companies. Steve was chair of the audit committee and a non-executive director of Consort Medical plc until 4 February 2020. He is chair of the Group's risk committee.