The Leadership Team
The team which manages the business is chosen from the brightest stars and Mabey is proud of the high standards and abilities of the team which leads the company.
David Brister – Chairman
David Brister joined the Board of Mabey Holdings in February 2010 and became Group Chairman shortly thereafter. He started his career as a graduate trainee at Metal Box plc before joining 3i in 1987. Following 11years at 3i he left to help set up MVM, a life sciences venture capital business with offices in London and Boston. More recently he was Chief Business Officer at Evotec, a Deutsche Bourse and Nasdaq listed company.
In addition to his role at Mabey Holdings David is currently chairman of Crysalin and Optimal Medicine and a non executive director of Green Biologics as well as an Operating Partner at Oxford Capital Partners and a Venture Partner at Inventages. David has a degree in Genetics & Zoology from Sheffield University.
Peter Lloyd – Managing Director
I have worked in the Mabey Group since 1984, following a degree and PhD in Civil Engineering from Nottingham, spending my early years developing the production facilities at Fairfield-Mabey, relocating Mabey & Johnson to Lydney and then implementing automated manufacturing with new value engineered products.
In August 1996 I was appointed Managing Director of Fairfield-Mabey and transformed the culture of this business before being appointed as Managing Director of Mabey & Johnson and as an Executive Director of Mabey Holdings in 2008. I am now Managing Director of Mabey Holdings and Chairman of both Mabey Bridge and Mabey Hire Services.
Juliette Stacey – Finance Director
Juliette joined the Mabey Group in February 2012, after an exciting 20 years in business and practice. She gained her ACA qualification whilst working for Ernst & Young; in 1998 she left to join Savills plc as Financial Controller of the Commercial Subsidiary. Following promotion to FD in 2000, she then took on the European FD role in 2004 and was further promoted to COO in the UK in 2006 and across Europe from 2008. Keen to get back to a CFO role, she worked as a Consultant CFO in 2011, a key client being a Wealth Management Company.
Chris Droogan – Managing Director
New to the Mabey Group, Chris has more than 30 years’ experience in a range of sectors. With a Degree in Business Studies and an MBA from Manchester Business School, Chris’ career has seen him progress from his first position as accountant at Plessey/GEC. With Allied Domecq Group, Chris first became involved in domestic and international acquisitions and manufacturing outsourcing. A move to a European Joint Venture of ICI PLC, saw him hone his financial skills as Finance Director responsible for managing the de–merger and reorganisation of a medium sized subsidiary, while securing EEC funding for a new technology business.
With the Baxi Group, Chris was part of a team that delivered phenomenal growth, transforming the Group from a domestic manufacturer to a leading European one. Handling complex change projects including extensive transformation, consolidation and portfolio development led to IKO Group, taking the company to UK market leader. More recently, with the Brett Group the requirement was to right-size and modernise the practices and processes of the Building Products Division and extend the company’s market reach. The project resulted in multiple industry awards for marketing and service, margin enhancing new revenue streams, several significant long-term major account wins and significantly improved market share.
Mark Rooney – Managing Director
Mark joined Mabey Hire in 2008 as Operations Director following a career in Operations and General Management roles in the chemical, pharmaceutical and construction industries. In 2009 when Mabey Hire amalgamated with Mabey Support Systems and Murrayplant to become Mabey Hire Services, Mark assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer in the newly created senior management team. Responsible for all sales and operations functions within the business he quickly made an impact which saw the company’s operating profit increase year on year. In March 2011 Mark took on the role of Managing Director of Mabey Hire Services now operating again under its historic name of Mabey Hire. Mark is responsible for all aspects of the Mabey Hire business and sets the strategies which continue to see the company go from strength to strength.
Bob Aylward – CEO
Bob is Chief Executive Officer of Mabey Bridge & Shore, Inc. headquartered in Elkridge, Maryland. He joined Mabey in 2010. Prior to that, Bob was President & CEO of SMC, Inc., which provides structured cable solutions for secure governmental clients and overhead and underground cabling for electric utilities.
Bob also served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Pepco Building Services, which was a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pepco Energy Services. Pepco Building Services provided a wide range of services that include: building automation and controls, high voltage testing and maintenance, HVAC service, remote monitoring services and utility construction services. In addition, Bob previously worked in various capacities for Constellation Energy. Bob graduated from Illinois State University with a bachelor’s degree in economics and has also earned his master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University.
Frank Martin – CEO
Frank joined Mabey in 2011 as the Chief Executive Officer of Mabey International. Frank received a BA in International Relations from Colorado State University and holds a BuBS postgraduate diploma from the Asian International Executive Program at INSEAD Singapore. Frank has more than 20 years of senior sales, general management & business development experience in Asia, Europe and North America.
Prior to his entry into Engineering Services in 2008, Frank spent 15 years in international corporate development in the Financial Services field with companies such as Prudential and American International Group (AIG). Frank has lived and worked in Hungary, the United States, the Czech Republic, Russia, China and Singapore. At Mabey Frank leads the international corporate and business development efforts in Asia-Pacific & the Middle East from our Singapore regional headquarters, which was opened in November 2011. Having been active in start-ups, partnership acquisition and general management of international joint ventures, Frank is keen to build and lead the team that expands the Mabey presence in this exciting and expanding part of the world.
Kyle McShane – Managing Director
Mabey Hire Pty Ltd
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.