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

Our Board
Committees
Group management team

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 28 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 non-executive chair of London Stock Exchange plc and a non-executive director of Royal Mail plc and Jarrold & Sons Limited. 

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 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

Appointed: February 2013

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Steve Crummett

Finance Director

Appointed: February 2013

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 and responsible business forum.

Tracey Killen

Independent Non-executive

Appointed: May 2017

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Tracey Killen

Independent Non-executive

Appointed: May 2017

Trace is a Fellow of Be the Business, a not-for-profit movement that helps every firm in the country to improve its performance. She was previously executive director, people for the John Lewis Partnership, where she was a member of the executive team and responsible for shaping and delivering a distinctive and competitive employment proposition. Currently on long-service sabbatical, Tracey is due to retire from the Partnership in March 2021. Tracey was also chair of the Partnerships' Golden Jubilee Trust, a people-focused charitable trust.

Committees

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

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 non-executive director of Capita plc. David was formerly chair of Huntsworth plc, 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

Jen Tippin

Independent Non-executive

Appointed: March 2020

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Jen Tippin

Independent Non-executive

Appointed: March 2020

Jen is the chief transformation office for the Natwest Group responsible for the execution of the Group’s strategy, customer journeys, investment and efficiency.  She is a member of the Group and Natwest Holdings’ executive committee.  She is the chair of the transformation, investment and cost committees. 

Prior to joining Natwest, Jen spent 15 years at Lloyds Banking Group in a variety of roles including as Group director, people and productivity where she was a member of the Group executive committee responsible for HR, cost, sourcing and property. Prior to that she was the Group organisation design and cost management director, Group customer services director and MD business banking. Before working in financial services, Jen worked in both the engineering and airlines sectors.

Jen has sat on the boards of Lloyds Bank Corporate Markets and Kent Community NHS Foundation Trust. She joined the Board of City University, University of London in July 2020, where she is a member of the council and remuneration committee.

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 is currently senior independent director and new issues committee chair of MORhomes plc, non-executive director and audit committee chair at Southern Water Services Limited and audit and risk committee member of Local Pensions Partnership. His prior executive roles include managing director of National Grid Property, managing the sale of National Grid’s gas distribution business, and global tax and treasury director of National Grid. Malcolm was previously senior independent director and audit committee chair at CLS Holdings plc, a non-executive director of St William Homes LLP, 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

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.

Members: Malcolm Cooper (Chair), Tracey Killen, David Lowden, Jen Tippin

*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.


Members: Malcolm Cooper (Chair), Tracey Killen, 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.


Members: Michael Findlay (Chair), Malcolm Cooper, Tracey Killen, David Lowden, Jen Tippin

*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.

 

Members: Tracey Killen (Chair), Malcolm Cooper, David Lowden, Jen Tippin

*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. 

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 - BakerHicks

Appointed: December 2015

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Martin Lubieniecki

Managing Director - BakerHicks

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 and acting Managing Director - Morgan Sindall Investments

Appointed: April 2018

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Steve Coleby

Managing Director - Lovell Partnerships and acting Managing Director - Morgan Sindall Investments

Appointed: April 2018

Steve joined the Group in April 2018, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in construction. 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.