All Interviews articles – Page 5

  • Mark Naysmith
    Features

    Interview: Mark Naysmith

    2015-04-09T06:00:00Z

    Since becoming UK chief of WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff following last year’s merger, Mark Naysmith has been busy integrating the two firms into one combined company

  • Haydn Mursell
    Features

    Interview: Haydn Mursell

    2015-03-27T06:00:00Z

    Haydn Mursell, Kier’s third chief executive in five years, is keen to maintain the firm’s traditional financial disciplines, while using his background in corporate mergers and acquisitions to push for future growth. Will he manage it?

  • Nick Taylor
    Features

    Interview: Nick Taylor

    2015-03-19T06:00:00Z

    Nick Taylor closed the Russian office of his company, Waterman Group, one month before Putin annexed the Crimea. He explains why pulling back from developing markets and focusing on the UK is right for the engineer

  • Peter Rogers
    Features

    Interview: Peter Rogers

    2015-03-13T00:00:00Z

    Despite a career spent working on London’s skyline, Peter Rogers has never lost his hunger for a challenge. Which is just as well, as he’s taking on the Pinnacle, possibly the capital’s most troubled project

  • Steve Edge
    Features

    Interview: Steve Edge

    2015-02-05T06:00:00Z

    Six years ago designer Steve Edge was advocating corporate rebranding as a way of surviving the recession. Now that the market place is hotting up again, he thinks firms should be even more aware about their image

  • Stef Stefanou
    Features

    Interview: Stef Stefanou

    2015-01-16T06:00:00Z

    The former John Doyle chairman unpicks the events that led to the firm’s closure in 2012, and reveals how the industry exposed a darker side in his hour of need

  • Paul King
    Features

    Interview: Paul King

    2014-12-11T06:00:00Z

    Outgoing head of the UK Green Building Council Paul King sees an industry in large part willing to deliver the government’s green agenda. Unfortunately, the government itself has so badly undermined its own policies, the sector is no longer sure what that agenda is any more

  • John Assael
    Features

    Interview: John Assael

    2014-12-02T06:00:00Z

    John Assael’s ambition is to grow his practice, win awards and be known as a great employer. But he believes that it’s by achieving this last that the other two goals will be fulfilled. Meet the winner of Building’s Good Employer Guide.

  • Steve Morriss
    Features

    Interview: Steve Morriss

    2014-11-28T06:00:00Z

    The £2.3bn merger of US engineering giant Aecom with rival URS made it the UK’s second largest consultant. But where does it go from here and what does the merger mean for the UK? To find out, Building talked to Aecom’s EMEA boss Steve Morriss

  • Alan Brookes
    Features

    Interview: Alan Brookes

    2014-10-24T06:00:00Z

    The UK chief executive of EC Harris on parent company Arcadis’ acquisition of Hyder, and the firm’s own growth ambitions  

  • Pat Ward
    Features

    Interview: Pat Ward

    2014-10-09T06:00:00Z

    The new boss of Aggregate Industries is working overtime to ensure a recovering market has all the materials it needs and to improve the firm’s relationship with the supply chain

  • Steve Morgan
    Features

    Interview: Steve Morgan

    2014-10-03T00:00:00Z

    Steve Morgan left Redrow in 2000 but returned five years ago to save the housebuilder he founded, now it’s posting record results

  • Phil Wilbraham
    Features

    Interview: Phil Wilbraham

    2014-09-25T06:00:00Z

    Phil Wilbraham, the man who oversaw two Heathrow terminals, now has to implement the airport’s new framework strategy, which means driving down construction costs

  • Andrew Davies, Wates
    Features

    Interview: Andrew Davies

    2014-09-12T06:00:00Z

    When Andrew Davies, Wates’ chief executive, goes to the board next month it will be to tell them how he intends to double turnover at the £1bn family firm. But don’t expect a revolution

  • Mark Davey
    Features

    Interview: Mark Davey

    2014-08-28T06:00:00Z

    Defying five years of recession, cladding company Lakesmere has experienced rapid growth. MD Mark Davey reveals how the firm beat the downturn

  • Gary Sullivan 3
    Features

    Interview: Gary Sullivan

    2014-08-21T16:00:00Z

    Gary Sullivan, co-founder and chairman of Wilson James, explains what the army can teach construction

  • Peter Amato
    Features

    Interview: Peter Amato

    2014-07-17T06:00:00Z

    As the man in charge of overseeing Chinese developer Dalian Wanda’s £3bn UK development plans, Peter Amato is already becoming the man contractors and consultants most want to know. But you’ll have to learn to keep up …

  • Tony Burton Wall
    Features

    Inteview: Tony Burton

    2014-06-12T06:00:00Z

    The Construction Industry Council’s new chairman wants the body to make a strong case on behalf of the industry’s professionals. He talks about skills shortages, improving the image of construction and stepping into the limelight

  • Colette O'Shea
    Features

    Interview: Colette O'Shea

    2014-05-09T06:00:00Z

    Land Securities’ Colette O’Shea is about to take over the presidency of the British Council for Offices. And she has a thing or two to say about how parts of the development industry have lost sight of the most important people - the occupiers of the buildings themselves

  • Cala chief executive Alan Brown
    Features

    Interview: Alan Brown

    2014-04-25T06:00:00Z

    With two investors behind it and the recent purchase of upmarket housebuilder Banner, Cala Group has come a long way from its precarious refinancing in 2009. Alan Brown talks about delivering volume at the top end of the market, and plans to treble turnover to £800m a year