Managing director, Severfield (UK)
Rob became managing director of Severfield (UK) on 3 February 2020 taking over from Gary Wintersgill, who had been managing director since 2014, and left the Group in September 2019. Within this role, Rob is responsible for all aspects of contracting business for both Severfield (UK) and Severfield Europe.
Rob Evans joined the Group over 23 years ago and during that time his career has taken him to various corners of the business, including Severfield (Design & Build) and Severfield (NI).
Rob has taken on a range of positions throughout the Severfield business, including numerous roles across quantity surveying and commercial areas of the Group and has worked on many iconic projects, including the Tottenham Hotspur stadium.
Operations director (manufacturing), Severfield (UK)
Mike Mannion joined Severfield in 2019 as operations director (manufacturing) for Severfield (UK). Mike oversees the production across both our Dalton and Lostock factories.
Previously managing director of Weir Valves & Controls, Mike has over 25 years of business management experience and an extensive knowledge of manufacturing and supply chains, obtained within sector-relevant, international settings.
Managing director, Severfield (Design & Build) and Severfield (Products & Processing)
Jim joined Severfield (Design & Build), formerly Atlas Ward Structures, in 1994 as a design engineer. He previously held the positions of engineering manager, design director and deputy managing director, a role that he performed until his current appointment in January 2014.
Jim has been involved in the successful delivery of many major projects throughout the UK during his career with Atlas Ward (which was acquired by the Group in 2005). He is also an associate member of the Institution of Structural Engineers.
Managing director, Severfield (NI)
Adrian became managing director of Severfield (NI) on 1 April 2020 taking over from Brian Keys, who had been managing director since 2013, and who has retired from full-time work. Brian has been engaged on a consultative basis so that his extensive experience and skills in production are not entirely lost to the Group.
Adrian McCoy joined Severfield (NI), formerly Fisher Engineering, in 2000 as a project manager. His background was engineering design and project management and he attained chartered Membership of the Institution of Civil Engineers in 1994. During this role, Adrian was involved with the delivery of all aspects of our projects, with particular focus on construction and commercials.
He was elevated to the role of projects director in 2008, where he had overall responsibility for the successful delivery of numerous projects, before his promotion to manging director in 2020.
During his 20 year career with Severfield he has delivery projects throughout the UK, Ireland and Europe.
Group legal director and Company secretary
Mark joined the Group in September 2013.
His previous role was as group legal director for the utility specialist, Enterprise plc until its acquisition by Ferrovial in April 2013. He also worked in private practice as a projects partner, most recently at Walker Morris and prior to that Pinsent Masons.
Mark has over 20 years of experience in the construction and engineering sector.
Group SHE director
Phillipa joined Severfield in July 2016 from housing and regeneration specialist Keepmoat and she has previously worked as corporate head of health and safety at global industries services company KAEFER Group.
Phillipa has over 20 years' experience within the construction industry and a strong background in behavioural safety.
Managing director, Construction Metal Forming Limited
Kevin joined the Severfield Group in 2011 as head of operations at the Group's joint venture, JSW Severfield Structures in India where he held several senior positions and had an instrumental role in the development of the business over a period of three and a half years. Since returning to the UK, Kevin has held the position of business improvement associate director of Severfield plc, business unit director of Severfield (Products & Processing) Limited and was appointed to his current role from 1 April 2020.
Kevin has over 20 years' experience in the structural steelwork industry, with his career centred on senior manufacturing roles. He is a chartered engineer with the Institution of Engineering and Technology and holds an MBA gained at the University of Bradford.
Group HR director
Sam joined Severfield in March 2020 having been group people director at Drax Group and group head of HR at Croda International (both listed companies). She is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development ('CIPD'), is passionate about helping people realise their full potential and is ideally suited to lead our people strategy, talent development and workforce engagement initiatives.
Chief executive officer
Alan was appointed chief executive officer in February 2018. Prior to this he held the position of Group finance director from March 2010 to March 2017 and acting chief executive officer from April 2017 to January 2018. He joined the Group from Smiths Group plc. He joined Smiths Group's medical division in 1995, holding various positions throughout the business and from 2004 was director of finance for Smiths Detection. Prior to joining Smiths, he was with Coopers and Lybrand in Glasgow, where he qualified as a chartered accountant in 1992.
Chief operating officer
Ian joined the Group in 2007, following the acquisition of Fisher Engineering. Ian worked at Fisher Engineering for 26 years, starting in the drawing office and progressing to managing director in October 2007. He previously held the position of Group operations director. Ian has a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of the business and has been involved in many major projects in the UK and Ireland, representing a range of market sectors.
Group finance director
Adam joined the Group in 2013 from Firth Rixson Group, prior to which he was with PwC in both Leeds and London, where he qualified as a chartered accountant in 2002. He was appointed as Group finance director in February 2018, having held the role on an acting basis since April 2017. He was previously the Group's financial controller.
Executive director and managing director at JSW Severfield Structures
Derek previously held the position of executive director for business development until his appointment in December 2013 as managing director of JSW Severfield Structures Limited (JSSL), our joint venture in India. Before joining the Group, most of Derek's career was with Corus Group (now Tata Steel) where his last position was as commercial director of the long products division. Derek has held a number of international board positions with Corus and served on the executive council of the Steel Construction Institute.