• Leadership to provide growth and development of the group.
  • Introduction and development of a strong CSR Policy.
  • Development of our people.
  • Establishment of Group-wide IMS with accreditation to the three ISO Standards.
  • Attainment of Investors in People Gold Standard.
  • Key monitoring of emergency markets for Group development.

Robert graduated from Birmingham University in 1973 with an Honours Degree in Civil Engineering and then joined the Group as a Site Engineer. His progression through the following 11 years culminated in being appointed the Executive Divisional Director of the Utilities Division and to the Board in 1984.

He was appointed Chief Executive in 1990, implementing a strategy of development that has taken the Group from the position of a Regional to that of a National Contractor. Key to that development was his recognition that the primary requirement for the Company was diversification into a Group structure and the creation of both a building division and an M&E subsidiary.

In June 2016 Robert announced that he would be stepping down from his role as chief executive but would remain as executive chairman.

Robert is both a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institute of Civil Engineers.


  • Effective leadership for business success.
  • Passionate about people and culture.
  • Ardent drive for exceptional customer service.
  • Experience in change management strategies.
  • Successful problem solving qualities.

John has most recently joined North Midland Construction PLC (NM Group) in June 2016.  He has enjoyed a successful career in the construction industry over the last thirty years, holding executive positions at BAM Construct UK and Galliford Try PLC. Most recently he has been a managing director at Morgan Sindall Construction. He is a chartered surveyor and has extensive experience of solution delivery for a range of high profile public and private sector clients.


  • UK GAAP & IFRS compliance.
  • Strategic financial planning.
  • Forecasting and detailed analysis.
  • Risk management, policy and process implementation.

Dan joined the Group in 2013 having rapidly progressed his career since completing his degree and becoming a Chartered Accountant. He brought not only his experience in accounting, tax and auditing but an in­-depth knowledge of the Group from his previous role as an auditor, working previously with the PLC. Dan bears full responsibility for monitoring the Group’s business performance and cash flow; overseeing budgets and ensuring operational adherence across all regions. Additionally, Dan is accountable for annual reporting and the Group’s financial models, governance and risk. He was appointed to the Board in August 2013 and also sits on the Executive Administration Board (EAB) driving continuous improvement throughout the Group.


  • Effective financial management & commercial acumen.
  • Client retention.
  • Best business practice.
  • Inspiring innovation and innovative ideas.
  • Strong leadership skills in board governance.

Andy joined the Group in 1998 as Managing Director of Nomenca Ltd during the formation of the subsidiary company, and was appointed to the Board of North Midland Construction PLC (NM Group) in 2013. Over the past seventeen years, Andy has steered Nomenca into year on year growth within the specialist MEICA field. Cultivating an enviable reputation within the market based on repeat business through long term relationships in both contracting, product development and maintenance. Andy also sits on the Executive Administration Board (EAB) driving continuous improvement throughout the Group.


  • Client relationship management.
  • Inspiring innovation.
  • Versatile and reactive management style.

Stuart is the embodiment of our people development strategy having joined the Group in 1977 as a civil site engineer. He continued to progress his career through site management culminating in reaching Director status in 2005 as Executive Director for Operations. In 2009 he led the integration of the head office civils and MEICA teams into the NMCNomenca delivery division; to service the Group's long term strategic client Severn Trent Water over the AMP5 programme. His stewardship of NMCNomenca has yielded long term profitability and has successfully secured further works with the E5 consortium and a contract extension for AMP6.

Stuart was appointed to the Board in October 2013 and is a member of the Group's Executive Administration Board (EAB) with strategic responsibilities for HR and ICT.

Ian was appointed to the Board in March 2006. He possesses an Honours Degree in Civil Engineering and is a Chartered Engineer. He has experience in the water industry and previously held the position of Managing Director of an engineering consultancy business and was Director of Engineering and Procurement with Severn Trent Water.

Steve is a Chartered Accountant and was appointed to the Board in 2004. He has held a number of Non-­Executive and Executive Directorships in both the public and private sectors, including Center Parcs plc. Steve is currently a Non­-Executive Director of Orbit Housing Group and the Peterborough and Stamford NHS Foundation Trust. He is also Chairman of the Midlands region of the National Trust and is an advisor to a range of developing organisations. The Nomination Committee has rigorously reviewed his position and independence in line with the code.

David was appointed to the Board in 2011. David is a partner in Weightmans LLP, a national law firm, working in their Manchester office in the firm’s construction team. He is dual qualified as a solicitor both in England and Wales and also in Scotland. Previously he has been a partner in major commercial law firms in Manchester and Scotland. He is an experienced commercial litigation lawyer and has specialised in construction and engineering disputes for more than 30 years. He is a trained mediator and is accredited by CEDR.