A member of the Concrete Structures trade association ‘Construct’ since its inception, Brian is highly respected by his peers and has developed a reputation for professionalism and integrity that has elevated the subcontracting world. Formerly a Board Member of the Construction Leadership Council, as well as Build UK, Brian has represented the supply chain and SMEs at a range of public forums addressing topics ranging from Brexit to payment practices.
The last 3 years has seen a widening in our Group capability. Our governance arrangements have continually flexed to support our strategic goals. As ever our focus is on operational delivery as well as how the Group can sustain value and facilitate its growth objectives.
Brian Morrisroe is the Chief Executive Officer of the Group. He is responsible for overseeing the long-term success of the Morrisroe Group, providing entrepreneurial leadership and setting the Group’s strategic aims. He is supported by an executive management team with day to day management responsibility for specific areas of the Group. Together they are responsible for ensuring that the necessary financial and human resources are in place to meet the Group’s objectives.
The Executive Management Team is supported by central functions including Legal and Company Secretarial, Group Finance, Human Resources, Health and Safety, Sustainability, IT, Communications and Marketing.
Patrick Sharkey is a Chartered Engineer with over 34 years civil and structural consulting and engineering design experience gained in the UK across a range of sectors. Patrick previously worked for the Walsh Group before joining Morrisroe in 2012 as Technical Director and agreeing to take on the challenge of setting up an independent design consultancy. Patrick has since established Kingscote Design Limited developing it from a two-person unit into a design practice of some 19 staff who provide wide ranging engineering and design expertise to A J Morrisroe + Sons Ltd as well as to external clients. Kingscote Design Limited is now at the forefront of post tensioning design in the UK. Patrick continually seeks to incorporate international best practice into his approach. Recent examples of this include the use of innovatively designed precast column connections at the Elephant Park.
Appointed in 2019 as Managing Director of A J Morrisroe + Sons, Mike brings strong and steady leadership to the business as well as a new focus on business improvement. Together with his senior management team he is developing our approach to ensure that we continue to meet the ever-changing expectations of clients. Mike previously headed our commercial department, successfully leading some high-profile projects, as well as developing it into a strong and diverse team of Commercial Managers. Mike started his career at O’Rourke Civil Engineering as a trainee Quantity Surveyor. He was then promoted to Commercial Manager and was responsible for several schemes in London and Scotland. As a senior member of the O’Rourke team he managed the transformation and integration of precast concrete into the Laing O’Rourke Group. Mike subsequently spent 11 years as a Commercial lead at Ardmore, where he gained valuable experience in contracting and property development.
Paul has led the senior management team at Cantillon since 2014 overseeing the development of its service offer beyond demolition, into the piling and substructure market. Paul started his career as an apprentice for Sir Robert McAlpine and progressed into several Senior site management roles. He then joined Mace in 2004 and delivered a number of significant construction schemes in the role of Construction Director, heavily involved in construction, demolition and engineering aspects of projects. Paul takes a hands-on approach, always working closely with project teams to ensure that client aspirations are met, and that all Cantillon projects are delivered to the highest standards of quality and safety. Paul is passionate about the wellbeing and safety of his people and teams.
Martin graduated with BSc (Hons) in Civil Engineering from Surrey University in 1987 and a Doctor of Philosophy from Oxford University in 1990. He is a chartered civil engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers. For most of his career, he has worked as a specialist contractor in piling and deep foundations, working his way up in Cementation from graduate engineer to Managing Director between 1990 and 2014. Martin has been involved in the delivery of many major deep basements and foundation solutions for building and infrastructure schemes in the UK and Ireland, and further afield including France, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore. Martin has written a number of technical papers and publications. From 2014 to 2018 he worked in various corporate roles including risk management and strategy development for Skanska AB in Sweden and Poland. Martin joined Morrisroe Group during the investment process to acquire GSS-Piling and Geostructural Solutions and following the acquisition of both businesses in 2019 he was appointed as Managing Director.
Andy has accumulated over 30 years of construction experience gained across a range of sectors including Defence, Residential, Education, Leisure, Retail, Health and Commercial. Starting his career as an apprentice carpenter in 1986, Andy then worked as a joiner before joining Houston Cox as a fully qualified carpenter. Andy subsequently progressed through the ranks within the Company, from Site Manager to Contracts Manager, successfully working his way up to his present position as Managing Director in 2004. Andy has since achieved steady growth for the business, from £11.5 million to £40 million over the last 5 years. Andy has an in-depth and a well-rounded understanding of every area of the business from grassroots up, which has enabled him to develop and lead a successful team of people. Andy maintains a high degree of involvement and control in the delivery of works, ensuring customer satisfaction and repeat business. In addition to managing Houston Cox, Andy is responsible for overseeing and supporting subsidiary company Piper Joinery and its newly purchased 55,000 sq. ft. factory in Ashford.
Formerly a heavy plant engineer, Royston changed direction in 1992 after joining a local, family run joinery company where he quickly developed a passion for the trade and rapidly progressed to General Manager. Since his appointment as Managing Director in 2004, Royston has successfully implemented his vision for Piper Joinery, expanding the volume and type of work undertaken, as well as developing its capability to deliver contracts for large schemes in London and the South East. Royston has now developed a diverse and extensive project portfolio that includes a number of high-end residential developments, several heritage projects, large defence accommodation projects, award winning commercial developments in Wales, commercial developments in the Midlands, and projects within Universities and Schools. Royston is involved in every aspect of the business, always focussed on the detailed requirements of his customers, as well as the opinions of his highly experienced workforce. He is keen to take on new challenges and aims to stay abreast of the latest material, equipment and technology innovations within the rapidly modernising joinery world.
Succession planning is an important theme. We therefore seek to maintain our focus on continuous learning and development across the business. This includes the coaching of successors to the board as well as to our senior management team, and the commitment to continually improve the skills of our workforce and future leaders.