Our People make our Projects
Our people are the most integral parts of our business. Without them, we wouldn’t have been able to achieve the successes that the London office has seen over the last 20 years. Our people don’t just engineer buildings but build relationships with our clients and affiliates that lasts decades.
We want to celebrate our employees, past and present, and currently with 200+ employees in the UK, we first celebrate our diversity. With 5 of our specialist teams being led by women, proving to themselves and others around them, that they have the skills, knowledge, experience, and passion to lead and develop teams on some of the world’s most ambitious projects. Lisa Rapson, Laura Bohill, Laura Legnani, Cristina Costa & Paola Caporaletti.
Not forgetting the rest of our Leadership team, who share their passion for engineering to the new generation of RBG employees. Terry Dobbins, Simon Nicholas, Simon Cloherty, Russell Whitehead, Tim Hartlib, Jarrad Warhurst, Mark Boyle, Simon King, Matt Quilty, Giorgio Bianchi, Chris Papanastasiou, Mitesh Patel, Matt Orford, Alex Edmonds, Mark Drew, Nick Cole, Brogan McIlwrick and Paulo Silva.
We also of course would not be able to operate without our core Business Function teams; including Front of House, Administration, IT, Legal, Finance, Quality, People & Culture and Marketing. Without their skills and expertise, we would not be where we are today.
A special mention to our long-standing employees, who have seen most of our 20 years in the UK
Simon Cloherty – Operations Director Europe, began his career with RBG in Brisbane in 1994. in the last 28 years, he has also worked in our Melbourne and Sydney Offices, recently relocating back to London. Simon’s design experience has been gained through projects in Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the United Kingdom, the United States and the UAE.
John Ward – Director, has been with RBG for 23 years, and was employee number 2 when our London office first opened back in 2002! John has a passion for the application of digital technology and advanced engineering, and is an integral part of the business, raising RBG’s technical capability and maintaining close relationships with research and teaching institutions worldwide.
Dave Seel – Managing Director (Europe, MENA & USA) first joined RBG as a Graduate Engineer, and has been with the business for 20 years, holding the role of Managing Director since 2012. David is a passionate engineer and business leader, and dedicates himself to RBG’s people, coaching and mentoring, helping the next generation develop their potential
Stephen Cottham – Chief Technology Officer, joined RBG 17 years ago in 2005. His passion for technology is what drives him to design and implement agnostic solutions that best suit the requirements of the company, improving our performance and efficiency.
Clive Bradley – Associate, has been with RBG for 17 years, Initially heading a site based design team assisting Westfield realise their retrofit aspirations on the White City Project. Upon returning to our office, he became senior member of our specialist construction engineering team.
Tim Poole – Quality Manager West, Associate Director has seen the UK office grow over the last 16 years. With a wealth of experience and knowledge in the areas of document and quality management, his experience includes both private and pubic sectors. Tim is a committed member of the RBG team and is dedicated to its development.
Stephen Lanksford – Associate Technical Production Lead UK- has been with RBG for 15 years, joining as a Senior Structural Technician back in 2007, transitioning to the Drawing Office Manager in 2008 until 2016. During his time at RBG he has been instrumental to the production of our key projects, including the most recent Olympia Redevelopment since 2020, where he is collaborating with consultants and contractors to produce digital focused project deliverables, continuing his strong drive for delivering efficiency and quality. In parallel Steve is utilising his site experience in a CMT Role on Olympia and an RC Frame in Maidenhead Berkshire.
Fleur Jack – Senior Bid Coordinator joined the RBG team in Brisbane in 2007. Relocating to London in 2011, she has worked in multiple roles throughout her career, including HR, Administration Manager and Office Manager. Always one to upskill and learn, she joined to the Marketing Team, as the West business units Senior Bid Coordinator.
Sam Walton – Structural BIM Engineer, joined us 15 years ago as a 2D technician. Through his years of experience as an accomplished Revit user Sam has managed to merge the engineering discipline with the 3D Revit modelling making Sam an invaluable asset in the management and coordination of the design project.