The Leadership Team
Rod Bennion, Chairman of Mabey Holdings, has more than 40 years’ experience in the construction, property and infrastructure services industries, with a particular emphasis on UK family-run businesses.
In previous roles, Rod served as Chief Operating Officer of the Wates Group and Chairman of Home Group Ltd. Rod is also non-exec Chairman at McNicholas Construction Holdings, and at Wila Lighting Group.
He is Chairman of the Construction Youth Trust, an organisation working with some 5,500 disadvantaged young people helping to get them into training and employment. He was Chairman of St Christopher’s Hospice for the last 12 years. Rod is a fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, the Chartered Institute of Building, as well as the Royal Society of Arts.
Juliette was appointed as Group CEO in May 2014 having joined Mabey Holdings in 2012 as Group CFO, bringing over 20 years of experience from practice and industry.
Extensive experience gained in the Entrepreneurial (£25-250m turnover) practice area at Ernst & Young, where she qualified as a Chartered Accountant, led on to a fulfilling 12 years at Savills, where Juliette progressed through several posts. Holding a board position as FD from 2000, Juliette expanded her role to include Europe and serving as Chief Operations Officer from 2006 to 2011.
Mark joined Mabey Holdings in February 2014 as Acting Group CFO. In May 2014, Mark was appointed as Group CFO.
Mark has over twenty years of experience of both listed and private company commercial finance roles in a number of different sectors. After completing a degree in modern languages, he qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG. He then developed his career in business, including eight years at Vodafone, in a number of senior finance roles both in the UK and in Sweden, BUPA, The Carlyle Group, and most recently, at a privately owned energy business.
Paul Smith – CEO
Paul joined Mabey Bridge in November 2014 as CEO.
Paul has thirty years’ experience of high-end manufacturing and supply chain management. The majority of this time has been spent in senior leadership positions as CEO or Managing Director responsible for implementing change initiatives, business improvement and turnaround strategies across a range of industries. Paul has worked with a mix of privately owned and private equity financed businesses including several international groups with global sales delivered through businesses in UK, Europe, USA and Asia.
Paul is a Chartered Engineer with a Ph.D from Cranfield University and an M.Sc from University of Sheffield.
Nick is CEO of Mabey Inc., headquartered in Elkridge, Maryland. He joined Mabey in 2012 as the Chief Financial Officer and Sr. Vice President of Finance. Prior to that, Nick was Chief Financial Officer of AVI-SPL, Inc., the nation’s largest audio video systems integrator. AVI-SPL provides complex audio video solutions to large commercial and government entities.
Nick also served as CFO to SPL, Inc. prior to its merger with AVI and subsequent sale to Silver Lake Partners. In addition, Nick previously worked in various capacities for Constellation Energy and was CFO of the company’s unregulated operations group which managed over one thousand union and non-union employees. Nick graduated from the University of Maryland with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and has also earned his master’s degree in finance from New York University.
Steve joined Mabey Hire in June 2014 as Chief Operating Officer and was appointed Acting CEO in September the same year. Prior to joining Mabey Hire, Steve served as Managing Director UK at Harsco Infrastructure with overall responsibility for the UK Infrastructure business. This followed a period of over six years at Balfour Beatty where Steve was Managing Director of Plant & Fleet Services (Balfour Beatty Rail) and latterly Managing Director Corporate Services (Balfour Beatty Workplace). Steve also spent nearly 10 years at Jarvis PLC in a number of roles, including Commercial Director and ultimately Managing Director of the rail, plant and equipment business.
Kyle joined Mabey in 2012 after the successful acquisition of APlant Hire Pty Ltd and Lite Shore NZ Ltd. APlant Hire and Lite Shore NZ were market leaders in the supply of Aluminium Trench Shoring to the Australian and New Zealand markets.
Kyle has over 20 years’ experience in the civil construction hire industry, during which he was involved in the successful opening of numerous locations throughout Australia and New Zealand. Kyle has worked in various sectors within the industry including: ground works, traffic and labour hire, specialised lifting and aerial work platforms supply. He has also held numerous positions in the construction hire industry including sales, operations, senior management and director roles. Kyle is responsible for the rapid growth of the Mabey Hire Australasian business including the integration of the full range of Mabey products.
Kate Beauchamp – Group Legal Director and Company Secretary
After joining Mabey Holdings in late 2013, Kate Beauchamp – a qualified lawyer specialising in all aspects of law relating to the construction and real estate sectors – was appointed Group Chief Legal Officer in February 2014, responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Group’s legal affairs. Prior to joining Mabey, Kate was a Legal Consultant providing advice and training to lawyers in private practice on new legal developments and complex areas of law affecting construction and real estate clients. Kate has a wide cross-section of legal experience split between large City and national legal firms and as an academic lecturer specialising in Equity, Trusts and Land.