Richard Kilner

Independent Non-Executive Chairman

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
  • Qualified civil engineer with over 20 years’ experience within the civil engineering and construction sectors
  • Strategic development, risk management, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, commercial

External appointments

  • Non-Executive Director of Great Bowery Holdings LLC (US registered company)
  • Director of Glebe Meadows Developments Limited
  • Director of Deltex Consulting Limited
  • Chairman of True Lens Services (Holdings) Limited
  • Non-Executive Director of PH Realisations 2020 Limited (in administration)

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-utilities) and eSmart Networks (Energy Transition).

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
  • Angel investor
  • Leadership, health and safety, strategic development, commercial, organisational and culture, business development

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
  • Accounting and finance, risk management, merger and acquisitions, IT, strategic development, commercial

External appointments

None

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
  • Qualified civil engineer with over 20 years’ experience within the civil engineering and construction sectors
  • Strategic development, risk management, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, commercial

External appointments

  • Non-Executive Director of Great Bowery Holdings LLC (US registered company)
  • Director of Glebe Meadows Developments Limited
  • Director of Deltex Consulting Limited
  • Chairman of True Lens Services (Holdings) Limited
  • Non-Executive Director of PH Realisations 2020 Limited (in administration)

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-utilities) and eSmart Networks (Energy Transition).

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
  • Angel investor
  • Leadership, health and safety, strategic development, commercial, organisational and culture, business development

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
  • Accounting and finance, risk management, merger and acquisitions, IT, strategic development, commercial

External appointments

None

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
  • Accounting and finance, corporate governance, risk management, strategic development, compliance and regulation

External appointments

  • Non-Executive Director of Bristol Holdings Limited
  • Non-Executive Director of Bristol Heat Networks 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
  • Organisational and culture, corporate governance, strategic development, compliance and regulation

External appointments

  • Member of Burnt Mill Academy Trust

Clare Lacey

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed to Board: 2022

Clare is currently a partner at QMPF, an Edinburgh based infrastructure advisory business, where her focus has been within the infrastructure and renewable energy sectors.

As one of the founding partners, she was heavily involved in the management buy-out from Quayle Munro in 2012 and growing the business.

While still a part of Quayle Munro, Clare undertook fund management of an AIM listed PFI fund, PFI Infrastructure Company Plc, among other PFI and corporate finance remits.

Core strengths and experience

  • Infrastructure and renewable energy sectors
  • Qualified Chartered Accountant

External appointments

  • Non-Executive Director of NYOP Education

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
  • Accounting and finance, corporate governance, risk management, strategic development, compliance and regulation

External appointments

  • Non-Executive Director of Bristol Holdings Limited
  • Non-Executive Director of Bristol Heat Networks 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
  • Organisational and culture, corporate governance, strategic development, compliance and regulation

External appointments

  • Member of Burnt Mill Academy Trust

Appointed to Board: 2022

Clare is currently a partner at QMPF, an Edinburgh based infrastructure advisory business, where her focus has been within the infrastructure and renewable energy sectors.

As one of the founding partners, she was heavily involved in the management buy-out from Quayle Munro in 2012 and growing the business.

While still a part of Quayle Munro, Clare undertook fund management of an AIM listed PFI fund, PFI Infrastructure Company Plc, among other PFI and corporate finance remits.

Core strengths and experience

  • Infrastructure and renewable energy sectors
  • Qualified Chartered Accountant

External appointments

  • Non-Executive Director of NYOP Education