Our Board of directors sets strategic objectives to promote long-term success for the Group, while our executive directors implement strategy and oversee the day-to-day running of Group operations. The Board is supported by its committees and the executive directors by the Group management team.

Our Board
Committees
Group management team
Governance

Our Board

The Board recognises the importance of a high standard of corporate governance in managing the Group’s affairs and dealing with stakeholders. This means putting the right policies, procedures and guidelines in place to ensure that our core values and standards are embedded throughout the Group, while allowing each business to operate in a decentralised, empowering environment.

Michael Findlay

Non-executive Chair

Appointed: October 2016

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Michael Findlay

Non-executive Chair

Appointed: October 2016

Michael has spent the last 27 years in investment banking working for firms including Robert Fleming, UBS and Merrill Lynch. He recently retired from Bank of America Merrill Lynch where he was co-head of investment banking for the UK and Ireland, having previously been the co-head of corporate broking EMEA.

During his career in investment banking, Michael has advised the boards of many leading UK PLCs on a wide range of strategic, financing and governance matters. He is chair of Fin Capital Limited and non-executive director of Royal Mail plc. Michael is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.

Committees

Nomination committee

John Morgan

Chief Executive

Appointed: October 1994

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John Morgan

Chief Executive

Appointed: October 1994

John co-founded Morgan Lovell in 1977 and in 1994 the company did a reverse takeover of William Sindall plc 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

Appointed: February 2013

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Steve Crummett

Finance Director

Appointed: February 2013

Steve was previously finance director of Filtrona plc (now Essentra plc). Prior to that he held senior finance roles with a number of listed companies, including Exel plc, McKechnie plc and Logica plc. Steve qualified as a chartered accountant with Arthur Andersen and has been chair of the audit committee and a non-executive director of Consort Medical plc since 2012.

David Lowden

Senior Independent Director

Appointed: September 2018

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David Lowden

Senior Independent Director

Appointed: September 2018

David is a highly experienced non-executive director, senior independent director and chair of UK listed companies. He is chair of the board of FTSE 250 PageGroup, having previously chaired the remuneration committee for three years, and chair of Huntsworth plc. David was formerly senior independent director on the board of Berendsen, chair of the audit and risk committee at William Hill, and chief executive of Taylor Nelson Sofres plc, having initially joined as group finance director in 1999. David has spent his career working for a number of companies in senior finance roles, including as group finance director at Asprey plc prior to joining Taylor Nelson Sofres. In his finance director and chief executive roles, David has supported growth and profitability through the efficient design of business operations and appropriate use of systems and processes.

Committees

Audit, Nomination, and Remuneration committees

Malcolm Cooper

Independent Non-executive

Appointed: November 2015

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Malcolm Cooper

Independent Non-executive

Appointed: November 2015

Malcolm is a qualified accountant and experienced FTSE 250 audit committee chair. He has an extensive background in corporate finance and experience of the property industry. Malcolm was previously managing director of National Grid property as well as managing the sale of National Grid’s gas distribution business. He has also previously been global tax and treasury director of National Grid. Malcolm is currently senior independent director and audit committee chair at CLS Holdings plc, non-executive director of Saint William Homes LLP and non-executive director of MORhomes plc. Prior to National Grid he was treasurer and director of corporate finance at Lattice Group plc and held various finance roles in BG Group plc. He has previously acted as president of the Association of Corporate Treasurers and a member of the Financial Conduct Authority’s Listing Authority Advisory Panel.

Committees

Audit (chair), Health, safety and environment (chair), Nomination and Remuneration committees

Tracey Killen

Independent Non-executive

Appointed: May 2017

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Tracey Killen

Independent Non-executive

Appointed: May 2017

Tracey is the director of personnel, a main board director and member of the executive team for the John Lewis Partnership. Having joined the company as an A-Level trainee, she spent her early career in operational management roles, and became the director of personnel for the Partnership in 2007. Tracey is also a member of the Roffey Park trustee board and chair of the Golden Jubilee Trust, both people-focused charitable trusts.

Committees

Remuneration (chair), Audit, and Nomination committees

Committees

The committees assist the Board by focusing on specific activities throughout the year.  They report to the Board on their decisions and actions, and make recommendations in line with their terms of reference.

Audit committee

Responsible for ensuring the integrity of the Group’s financial statements and effectiveness of our internal controls and internal and external audit functions.

 

Malcolm Cooper (Chair)

Tracey Killen

David Lowden

*All members are non-executive directors

 

Audit committee terms of reference

Health, safety & environment committee

Reviews the Group’s health, safety and environmental performance, strategy and framework, and regulatory obligations.


Malcolm Cooper (Chair)

Andy Saul

Clare Sheridan

*Malcolm Cooper is a non-executive director.  Andy Saul and Clare Sheridan are members of the Group management team.

 

HSE committee terms of reference

Nomination committee

Responsible for an effective, balanced Board and that the right succession plans are in place for the Board and Group management team, to enable the Group to deliver its strategy.


Michael Findlay (Chair)

Malcolm Cooper

Tracey Killen

David Lowden

*All members are non-executive directors

 

Nomination committee terms of reference

Remuneration committee

Develops policy on executive remuneration and determines remuneration for our directors and senior management.


Tracey Killen (Chair)

Malcolm Cooper

David Lowden

*All members are non-executive directors

 

Remuneration committee terms of reference

Group management team

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.

John Morgan

Chief Executive

Appointed: October 1994

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John Morgan

Chief Executive

Appointed: October 1994

John co-founded Morgan Lovell in 1977 and in 1994 the company did a reverse takeover of William Sindall plc 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

Appointed: February 2013

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Steve Crummett

Finance Director

Appointed: February 2013

Steve was previously finance director of Filtrona plc (now Essentra plc). Prior to that he held senior finance roles with a number of listed companies, including Exel plc, McKechnie plc and Logica plc. Steve qualified as a chartered accountant with Arthur Andersen and has been chair of the audit committee and a non-executive director of Consort Medical plc since 2012.

Clare Sheridan

Company Secretary

Appointed: May 2014

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Clare Sheridan

Company Secretary

Appointed: May 2014

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, and health, safety and environment committees; director of the captive insurance company; and trustee of the pension scheme. Clare is a qualified chartered secretary.

Andy Saul

Group Commercial Director

Appointed: January 2014

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Andy Saul

Group Commercial Director

Appointed: January 2014

Andy joined the Group in January 2014. He was previously 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.

Pat Boyle

Managing Director - Morgan Sindall Construction

Appointed: March 2014

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Pat Boyle

Managing Director - Morgan Sindall Construction

Appointed: March 2014

Pat holds overall responsibility for Construction & Infrastructure’s construction business. 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.

Simon Smith

Managing Director - Morgan Sindall Infrastructure

Appointed: June 2017

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Simon Smith

Managing Director - Morgan Sindall Infrastructure

Appointed: June 2017

Simon is a chartered quantity surveyor with 30 years’ multi-sector experience. He joined the Group in 2011 and was appointed as managing director of Construction & Infrastructure’s infrastructure business in 2017. Simon 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.

Martin Lubieniecki

Managing Director - Baker Hicks

Appointed: December 2015

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Martin Lubieniecki

Managing Director - Baker Hicks

Appointed: December 2015

Martin joined the Group in October 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.

Chris Booth

Managing Director - Overbury and Morgan Lovell

Appointed: July 2003

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Chris Booth

Managing Director - Overbury and Morgan Lovell

Appointed: July 2003

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.

Alan Hayward

Managing Director - Morgan Sindall Property Services

Appointed: September 2017

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Alan Hayward

Managing Director - Morgan Sindall Property Services

Appointed: September 2017

Alan joined the Group in August 2017 with over 15 years’ experience in the sector. His previous roles included positions both as finance director and managing director in national building, infrastructure and facilities management businesses. Alan has experience across a range of sectors including defence, health, corporate and housing.

Steve Coleby

Managing Director - Lovell Partnerships

Appointed: April 2018

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Steve Coleby

Managing Director - Lovell Partnerships

Appointed: April 2018

Steve joined the Group in April 2018, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in construction, and has focused on developing a clear strategy for Partnership Housing. Previously Steve 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.

Matt Crompton

Managing Director - Muse Developments

Appointed: December 2001

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Matt Crompton

Managing Director - Muse Developments

Appointed: December 2001

Matt joined the Group when we acquired Muse Developments from AMEC in July 2007, where he started in 1990 as a senior development surveyor. Matt is responsible for the division’s activities in the Northern region. He is also on the board of English Cities Fund (ECf), a £100m mixed-use regeneration vehicle owned by Muse Developments, Legal & General and Homes England. His earlier career included development positions at both London & Metropolitan and Chestergate Seddon.

Wes Erlam

Managing director - Morgan Sindall Investments

Appointed: March 2019

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Wes Erlam

Managing director - Morgan Sindall Investments

Appointed: March 2019

Wes joined the Group in May 2008 to work for Urban Regeneration as a development manager. Having spent 10 years with the division and progressing to development director, he moved across to the board of Investments in April 2018, and became managing director in 2019. Wes is responsible for overseeing Investments’ development and capital activities. He is a chartered surveyor with over 20 years’ experience in land, development and mixed-use regeneration.

Governance

We are committed to being a responsible business and acting with integrity and honesty, in an open and ethical way. Our governance framework includes clear policies for all employees on compliance with regulations and the standards expected by the Group.

Tax strategy

We have a low appetite for tax risk and aim to keep our tax affairs simple. 
Our Group tax strategy was adopted by the Board on 28 November 2017, and reconfirmed on 6 December 2018.

 

Tax strategy 2018

Modern Slavery

We are a large Group with an extensive supply chain. Our approach is to develop long-term partnerships with suppliers whose policies, values and culture are aligned to our own. Our 2018 Modern Slavery statement was approved by the Board on 13 June 2019.  

 

Modern Slavery 2018

Modern Slavery 2017

Modern Slavery 2016

Gender pay gap

We aim to provide all our employees with opportunities to develop and balance their working life in an inclusive and empowered culture. The new ideas and innovations that a diverse workforce brings, are critical to our future.

 

Gender pay gap report 2018

Gender pay gap report 2017