UK Leadership team

Managing Director
Richard Holmes

A Chartered Engineer with 35 years experience in Ground Engineering from overseas and the Uk in mining / tunnelling, house building and infrastructure works. Major highlights include South African Gold Mining, The Channel Tunnel (MST & UK Crossover), Ribblehead Viaduct Restoration, Silver St Station Edmonton A406 Underpass, Jubilee Line Extension, White Cube Gallery London, M1 widening scheme J26 – J28, Greenwich O2 Arena and Victoria Station Upgrade. He has been a Managing Director of some of the UK’s largest Geotechnical Contractors and also managed his own consultancy business for a period of time working on Crossrail projects and Emergency London Underground works.

 

Operations Director
Steve Humberstone

A Highly motivated, commercially focused Operations Director with over 20 years experience and a sustained record of success in the UK B2B private sector. Steve has an extensive background in diverse Plc subsidiaries, managing complex operational programmes to achieve strategic objectives in highly competitive markets. He is a pragmatic leader and highly respected team player who creates robust strategies to translate vision into reality. Strong analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills with a passion for making a positive difference, together with excellent communication skills.

 

Engineering Manager
Daniel Hadfield

Starting as junior within a multidisciplinary consultancy, Daniel spent 10 years working through the ranks leaving consultancy in 2010 making the move over to contracting becoming Engineering Manager for Geobear. Over the past 8 years Daniel has lead the technical development of geopolymer injections works and has overseen the design of major projects completed within the UK and abroad.

 

Residential Director
Alex Finch

Alex is a Chartered Surveyor, and Chartered Construction Manager and holds a degree in Surveying. Following an early career including site engineering and Project Management, Alex specialised in Subsidence, heading the national divisions of the two major UK Loss Adjusters. He has also held Operations Director roles looking after teams of over 300 staff and £35m turnover. As Commercial Director for Geobear, Alex leads our UK Residential division, covering our private, insurance and social housing sectors.

 

Marketing Director
Aleister Willis

Aleister is a degree qualified marketer and member of the chartered institute of marketing. He has some 20 years experience in marketing, with over a decade in senior roles within engineering practices. Aleister worked for engineering consultancy Atkins for the large part of his career delivering brand development and growth in the rail, nuclear and oil and gas sectors. Joining us in late 2015 he now leads the marketing department for Geobear in the UK.

 

Finance Director
Paul Hession

A practice qualified accountant with a master’s degree in finance and accountancy, Paul has over 20 years’ experience in finance . Paul has held many number 1 in finance roles in a variety of industries including construction, engineering, technology, property development and telecommunications. Joining early 2015, Paul leads the finance department for Geobear UK.

 

Head of SHEQ
Bruno D’Arcy

Bruno has worked in Geobear operations since 2003. He has the NEBOSH Construction Certificate (passed with distinction) and is a Tech Member of IOSH. Bruno is the SHEQ Manager both for Geobear’s UK and Ireland operations, and for the Geobear groups in Finland, Sweden, Poland, and China.


 

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