Starting out in structural engineering, my career was founded on engineering design, detailing and investigation of buildings and infrastructure. This growing over time to encompass multi-discipline public and private sector consultancy across a range of property and infrastructure asset management and design services. This led to nine years as a Director leading property teams within a multinational property consultant.
In the three years prior to joining Smith Foster, I took a break from consultancy to experience contracting, joining a regional civil engineering and building contractor as Pre-construction Manager. Valuable experience gained from the other side of the fence.
Early in my career I obtained Incorporated Engineer status with the Institution of Structural Engineers followed later by Chartership with the Institution of Civil Engineers, also gaining a NEBOSH Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (with Distinction) along the way.