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Construction News Awards 2015 judges' profiles: Contractors

Senior leaders from some of the UK’s biggest contractors sit on our judging panel - see our line-up and be sure to enter your projects and businesses for them to see.

Andy Fulterer head of strategic procurement Lend Lease EMEA

Andy Fulterer
Head of strategic procurement
Lend Lease EMEA

Joining Lend Lease in 2008 to head up the construction department’s strategic procurement in the UK, Andy Fulterer’s role expanded to include all of Europe in 2011.

Mr Fulterer has 15 years’ experience in procurement and supply chain management across a number of sectors.

Lend Lease is Southwark Council’s development partner on the £1.5bn regeneration of Elephant & Castle, which will see the construction of almost 3,000 new homes and central London’s largest new park in more than 70 years.

Paul Gandy

Paul Gandy
Managing director, London
Balfour Beatty Construction Services UK

Paul Gandy joined Balfour Beatty in 2014 from Lend Lease, where over the past six years he held senior leadership roles including head of operations for the EMEA construction business.

More recently, he was operations director for the development and construction of the £1.2bn Elephant and Castle regeneration project.

As managing director of Balfour Beatty’s London regional workstream, he is responsible for construction and civil engineering projects within the M25, with a special focus on the design and construction of major property schemes.

Russell Matthews

Russell Matthews
Managing director
Vinci Technology Centre

Russell Matthews is the managing director of Vinci Technology Centre UK, a provider of compliance, sustainability and investigation services in the construction sector.

Dr Matthews has worked for Halcrow and Taywood Engineering, coming to Vinci through their acquisition of Taylor Woodrow Construction in 2008.

He has wide experience of R&D in construction, including working on the London Water Ring Main. In 2012 he joined the leadership team of Vinci Construction UK, where he is responsible for promoting innovation across the business. 

Isabel McAllister director of sustainability Mace

Isabel McAllister
Director of sustainability

Isabel McAllister joined Mace in 2012 as director of sustainability and is responsible for sustainability activities throughout Mace’s business operations in the UK and overseas.

In addition, she is also the director responsible for the company’s sustainability consultancy services and is a Mace Foundation Trustee. 

Before joining Mace, Isabel gained 15 years’ experience in sustainable property and construction and worked with a range of clients including GLA, British Land, Crown Estate, Great Portland Estates, GlaxoSmithKline, Hertfordshire County Council, HSBC, the Olympic Delivery Authority and Wates Group.

CN Awards 2013 judge David Philp

David Philp
Head of BIM
Mace Group

A high-profile advocate for the adoption of BIM in UK construction, David Philp is head of BIM at Mace Group and is seconded to the government’s BIM Task Group.

He is also chair of the BIM2050 Group and is a professor at Glasgow Caledonian University.

Mr Philp was previously BIM programme director at Balfour Beatty before joining Mace in January 2013.

Mace was construction manager for pre-construction works on phase two of the redevelopment of Battersea Power Station.

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