Geoff French CBE

Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Appointed to Board: 2016

Geoff has over 50 years’ civil engineering experience. He started his career as a civil engineering graduate at Scott Wilson in 1968.

He progressed through Scott Wilson and was Chairman from 2002 until 2010, during which time he oversaw the Group’s successful flotation on the London Stock Exchange and its sale to URS.

Geoff was Chairman of the Enterprise M3 LEP from 2011 until 2017. He was formerly President of the Institution of Civil Engineers (2013 to 2014), President of the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (2011 to 2013) and Chairman of the Association for Consultancy and Engineering in 2009.

Core strengths and experience

  • Over 50 years’ experience in the civil engineering industry
  • Former CEO and Chairman of Scott Wilson
  • Former President of the Institution of Civil Engineers

External appointments

  • Non-Executive Chairman of HR Wallingford Group Limited
  • Non-Executive Director of Aecom Pension Trustee Limited
  • Chair of the Trustees of the ICE Pension Scheme

Mike Morris

Chief Executive Officer

Appointed to Board: 2006

Mike has led the Group through a period of significant growth since the management buyout with 3i in 1999.

Mike is an entrepreneur and business leader and those talents have seen Nexus Infrastructure organically start-up TriConnex (multi-utility) and eSmart Networks (electrification).

The catalyst and driving force behind the continued success of the business, Mike is passionate about continuous improvement at a business and personal level.

Core strengths and experience

  • 30 years’ experience in the essential infrastructure industry
  • Experienced leader with a strong track record
  • Angel investor

External appointments

None

 

Alan Martin

Chief Financial Officer

Appointed to Board: 2015

Alan has over 30 years’ financial experience. He is a Chartered Accountant, joining the Board in 2015 as Chief Financial Officer.

Alan was previously Chief Financial Officer of housebuilder and strategic land specialist MJ Gleeson plc from 2009 to 2015, having joined in 2006 as Group Financial Controller, during which time he played an important role in the repositioning and revitalisation of the Group.

Prior to this, he held senior roles at Psion plc and PwC. Educated at Cardiff University, Alan has a BSc Honours degree in Accountancy and Law.

Core strengths and experience

  • Over ten years’ experience in the construction industry
  • Chartered Accountant with M&A experience

External appointments

None

Appointed to Board: 2016

Geoff has over 50 years’ civil engineering experience. He started his career as a civil engineering graduate at Scott Wilson in 1968.

He progressed through Scott Wilson and was Chairman from 2002 until 2010, during which time he oversaw the Group’s successful flotation on the London Stock Exchange and its sale to URS.

Geoff was Chairman of the Enterprise M3 LEP from 2011 until 2017. He was formerly President of the Institution of Civil Engineers (2013 to 2014), President of the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (2011 to 2013) and Chairman of the Association for Consultancy and Engineering in 2009.

Core strengths and experience

  • Over 50 years’ experience in the civil engineering industry
  • Former CEO and Chairman of Scott Wilson
  • Former President of the Institution of Civil Engineers

External appointments

  • Non-Executive Chairman of HR Wallingford Group Limited
  • Non-Executive Director of Aecom Pension Trustee Limited
  • Chair of the Trustees of the ICE Pension Scheme

Appointed to Board: 2006

Mike has led the Group through a period of significant growth since the management buyout with 3i in 1999.

Mike is an entrepreneur and business leader and those talents have seen Nexus Infrastructure organically start-up TriConnex (multi-utility) and eSmart Networks (electrification).

The catalyst and driving force behind the continued success of the business, Mike is passionate about continuous improvement at a business and personal level.

Core strengths and experience

  • 30 years’ experience in the essential infrastructure industry
  • Experienced leader with a strong track record
  • Angel investor

External appointments

None

 

Appointed to Board: 2015

Alan has over 30 years’ financial experience. He is a Chartered Accountant, joining the Board in 2015 as Chief Financial Officer.

Alan was previously Chief Financial Officer of housebuilder and strategic land specialist MJ Gleeson plc from 2009 to 2015, having joined in 2006 as Group Financial Controller, during which time he played an important role in the repositioning and revitalisation of the Group.

Prior to this, he held senior roles at Psion plc and PwC. Educated at Cardiff University, Alan has a BSc Honours degree in Accountancy and Law.

Core strengths and experience

  • Over ten years’ experience in the construction industry
  • Chartered Accountant with M&A experience

External appointments

None

Richard Kilner

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed to Board: 2016

Richard is a chartered civil engineer and a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers. Educated in South Africa, he has a BSc degree in Civil Engineering.

Richard has held a number of senior positions in construction and private equity and also has specific experience of property development, business process outsourcing and healthcare.

He was a partner at 3i Group plc, where he was involved in significant investments in Asia, the USA and Europe. Richard also spent five years (including a year as acting Chairman) as a Non‑Executive Director of University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.

Core strengths and experience

  • Significant M&A experience following 20 years’ experience with private equity companies
  • Over 20 years’ experience within the civil engineering and construction sectors
  • Qualified civil engineer

External appointments

  • Non-Executive Director of Great Bowery Investments Limited (US registered company)
  • Director of Glebe Meadows Developments Limited
  • Director of Deltex Consulting Limited
  • Chairman of True Lens (Holdings) Limited
  • Non-Executive Director of Procam Television Holdings Limited (in administration)

Alex Wiseman

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed to Board: 2016

Alex has significant experience within the utility sector, specialising in regulation and strategy. He is currently Non-Executive Director at Bristol Holdings (which owns an energy, housing and waste company) as well as at the Northern Ireland Authority for Utility Regulation.

Alex has previously held directorships across both public and private sector organisations, including Xoserve and the Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Alex was previously Regulation Director at Northern Gas Networks and Head of Strategic Planning at United Utilities.

Educated at Cambridge University, Alex holds an MA degree in Mathematics, an MBA and is a qualified management accountant.

Core strengths and experience

  • Over 20 years’ experience in utility regulation and strategy
  • Qualified management accountant

External appointments

  • Non-Executive Director of Bristol Holdings Limited
  • Board member of Northern Ireland Authority for Utility Regulation

Ffion Griffith

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed to Board: 2018

Ffion is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and has over 30 years’ experience in senior roles across a range of sectors including professional services, technology and private equity.

Ffion is HR Director at the global procurement consultancy firm, Efficio. Prior to this she held interim roles in a private equity house and in a PE-backed steel trading business. She spent ten years as Global Director of Human Resources at the law firm Olswang LLP, seven years as Director of Human Resources at SJ Berwin LLP and, earlier in her career, held senior roles at Vedaris, Pearson Professional and The Royal College of General Practitioners.

She has previous Non-Executive Director experience in a large Academies Trust and a Business Improvement District. She holds a BA (Hons) in English Literature and an MA in Human Resource Management.

Core strengths and experience

  • Over 30 years’ experience in senior human resources roles
  • Significant experience in professional services, technology and private equity sectors

External appointments

  • Member of Burnt Mill Academy Trust

Appointed to Board: 2016

Richard is a chartered civil engineer and a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers. Educated in South Africa, he has a BSc degree in Civil Engineering.

Richard has held a number of senior positions in construction and private equity and also has specific experience of property development, business process outsourcing and healthcare.

He was a partner at 3i Group plc, where he was involved in significant investments in Asia, the USA and Europe. Richard also spent five years (including a year as acting Chairman) as a Non‑Executive Director of University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.

Core strengths and experience

  • Significant M&A experience following 20 years’ experience with private equity companies
  • Over 20 years’ experience within the civil engineering and construction sectors
  • Qualified civil engineer

External appointments

  • Non-Executive Director of Great Bowery Investments Limited (US registered company)
  • Director of Glebe Meadows Developments Limited
  • Director of Deltex Consulting Limited
  • Chairman of True Lens (Holdings) Limited
  • Non-Executive Director of Procam Television Holdings Limited (in administration)

Appointed to Board: 2016

Alex has significant experience within the utility sector, specialising in regulation and strategy. He is currently Non-Executive Director at Bristol Holdings (which owns an energy, housing and waste company) as well as at the Northern Ireland Authority for Utility Regulation.

Alex has previously held directorships across both public and private sector organisations, including Xoserve and the Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Alex was previously Regulation Director at Northern Gas Networks and Head of Strategic Planning at United Utilities.

Educated at Cambridge University, Alex holds an MA degree in Mathematics, an MBA and is a qualified management accountant.

Core strengths and experience

  • Over 20 years’ experience in utility regulation and strategy
  • Qualified management accountant

External appointments

  • Non-Executive Director of Bristol Holdings Limited
  • Board member of Northern Ireland Authority for Utility Regulation

Appointed to Board: 2018

Ffion is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and has over 30 years’ experience in senior roles across a range of sectors including professional services, technology and private equity.

Ffion is HR Director at the global procurement consultancy firm, Efficio. Prior to this she held interim roles in a private equity house and in a PE-backed steel trading business. She spent ten years as Global Director of Human Resources at the law firm Olswang LLP, seven years as Director of Human Resources at SJ Berwin LLP and, earlier in her career, held senior roles at Vedaris, Pearson Professional and The Royal College of General Practitioners.

She has previous Non-Executive Director experience in a large Academies Trust and a Business Improvement District. She holds a BA (Hons) in English Literature and an MA in Human Resource Management.

Core strengths and experience

  • Over 30 years’ experience in senior human resources roles
  • Significant experience in professional services, technology and private equity sectors

External appointments

  • Member of Burnt Mill Academy Trust