News: Introducing our new board members

04 October 2018

Welcome to our new members of the SECBE management board

We would like to welcome the new members of the SECBE Management Board. The board comprises of Chief Executive and nine non-executive directors. We meet quarterly to discuss key issues affecting the sector to inform future action by SECBE or others to drive positive change in London and the South East.

Natasha Baum – Bid Manager, Willmott Dixon

Natasha was co-opted onto the SECBE board in July 2018 for one year as winner of the G4C Future Leader at the 2018 Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards.  Joining Willmott Dixon four years ago as a sustainability manager, she successfully transitioned into her current bid manager role with responsibility for project delivery in the preconstruction phase. Whether it is a £10m or £40m scheme; Natasha demonstrates the same focus, attention to detail and a positive and proactive approach. She understands the drivers of different audiences and can tailor her message – from inspirational pledges in bid submissions and tender interviews to practical solutions and technical advice in project meetings.

David Weare – Partner, Fladgate LLP

David started his career as a Legal Advisor to Trafalgar House Construction Limited and since has been at the forefront of many key developments in construction and commercial law. He provided input and views into Sir Michael Latham’s review of the Housing Grants Construction Regeneration Act 1996 and worked with the Construction industry Council on its first BIM protocol. Fladgate was actively involved in the extensive enquiries and reviews following the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower and works closely with CIC and APS on related health and safety issues. David’s extensive construction law experience covers all industry sectors, PFI/PPP, renewable energy, infrastructure and the procurement and development of high rise commercial buildings. For the past four years, David has sat on the judging panel for the Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards and Fladgate continue to sponsor the awards Judging Day at their offices in London.

Malcolm Clarke – Managing Director, Baxall 

Malcolm joined Baxall as a Contracts Manager in 1986 where he was instrumental in the successful management and delivery of multiple education, high quality residential and commercial projects. Within a year, Malcolm was promoted to Contracts Director and Managing Director thereafter, having since developed the role above and beyond a headship function. As a well-known and respected name across the industry, Malcolm was a key figure with the National Federation of Builders (NFB) with whom he has progressed from local membership to National Chairman. His active involvement has included representation at National and European Government levels and ongoing support for SMEs and localism.

Kevin Ford – Project Manager, Jacobs UK

Kevin is an experienced construction logistics professional, committed to the development of new techniques and the adoption of main stream logistics practices to promote safety and efficiencies. He was the first known Traffic Manager within the Construction Logistics sector and the first to become a qualified Traffic Engineer to drive the adoption of highway engineering practices to the temporary construction site environment, providing technically proven site level planning. Kevin is originator and author of the CITB operated ‘Take Control Vehicle Marshall’ course and author of the original ‘High Speed Two Construction Logistics Strategy’ and is also an active member of the CLOCS Working Group, Construction Logistics Improvement Group and CILT Construction Supply Chain Forum.

Ian Bailey - Director, Artelia UK

Ian is a Chartered Civil Engineer, Registered European Engineer, Registered PRINCE2 Practitioner, Member of the Association for Project Management and a Member of the Institute of Directors.  His early career was spent in contracting working on road, dam, rail and defence projects. Ian is responsible developing business in central & local government, heritage/leisure, healthcare and residential sectors.  He also leads on Artelia’s Project Management Excellence initiative which has taken the company to Accredited status of the APM for its Project Management Development Programme, as well as working with each of our project managers on their personal development plans.

SECBE would also like to thank our retiring board members; Mark Southwood, Ian Lyons, Robin Roberts and Mark Heponstall for all of their support over their time on the SECBE management board. You can view the full list of our board members and read their biog's here.

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