The Leadership Team

Rob BennionRod Bennion – Group Chairman
Mabey Holdings

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 Stacey – CEO
Mabey Holdings

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 CareyMark Carey - CFO
Mabey Holdings

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.

Chris Droogan - CEO
Mabey Bridge

Chris joined the Mabey Group in December 2011 bringing 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
Mabey Hire

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
Mabey Inc.

Bob is Chief Executive Officer of Mabey 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.

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.