Board Members

 

Directors

 

Brian Swain

Brian Swain is Chairman of LCI-UK and an organisational development consultant with over 25 years experience in major construction, manufacturing and service companies throughout the UK and Western Europe.

Brian often typifies his approach as individual, organisational and corporate coaching, focused on the Lean transformation of companies in the context of process management, continuous improvement and organisational design. His primary focus is on value stream development to meet clients’ strategic and operational imperatives.

On behalf of LCI-UK, Brian has initiated pioneering work with the Construction Industry Training Board, Highways England and Tier 1 contractors: to develop industry-standard Lean construction training programmes to develop the Lean capability and capacity of the construction industry supply chain.

David Anderson

David is a civil engineer with 30 years’ experience in the construction industry across a variety of sectors. He is responsible for the governance, assurance and improvement of the management systems across BAM Nuttall.

A Fellow of the Chartered Quality Institute, a Chartered Waste Manager, Member of the Institute of Collaborative Working, a Chartered Environmentalist, David also sits on a number of industry committees both within the UK and Europe and is a thought leader on subjects such as Lean improvement, risk, error avoidance, competency and collaboration.

Tony Blanch

Tony Blanch is Quality and Business Improvement Director with Network Rail, having left Costain in early 2020. 

Tony is a Civil Engineer by profession and joined Costain in 1987 where he has held many positions, including Civil Engineer, Quality Manager and now has responsibility for Business Improvement across the Group which include Continuous Improvement (Lean and EFQM), IT, Commercial and Management Systems, Information Security, Business Continuity, Collaborative Working and Asset Management.

Tony is particularly passionate about Collaborative Working and how when linked with Lean brings about benefits and added value for those involved. Tony is also a Foundation Board Member for the Institute of Collaborative Working

Grant Findlay

Grant Findlay is a Chartered Civil Engineer with over 25 years of experience in the engineering and construction industry. He is director of new business and work winning for Sir Robert McAlpine. He has previously held project and business leadership positions, and has a proven track record for delivering nationally and internationally significant projects and programmes of work.

Grant is passionately committed to skills development in the construction sector by improving links between enterprise and education; he is the Construction Sector Advisor to the Career College Trust, founded in 2014 by Lord Baker.

This year, he has been instrumental in establishing the Construction Data Trust, with the aim of transforming the delivery of construction projects through the application of data analytics to securely stored and pooled data.

Dr. Rosie Hughes

Rosie Hughes is driven by a fascination with how people move around; with how infrastructure shapes lives in its development, delivery and everyday use.

She has developed a diverse practice base from understanding and engaging people and projects in infrastructure contexts; including using Lean, Collaborative Working and Innovation methods.

As a social scientist, with a PhD in road use practices, her people-focused expertise in Practice Theory enables her to challenge industry approach to infrastructure delivery. Rosie is an emerging industry voice for the power of Lean, having proven her capability in high-profile projects to deliver value-add people and commercial benefits.

Rob Walley

Rob is a Partner with Bourton Group leading work in the Construction and Infrastructure sector and is also a director of LCI-UK Projects Limited. 

Rob has around 30 years’ experience in consulting and specialises in the management of Lean based multi-disciplinary business reorganisation and process improvement projects in the infrastructure, service and manufacturing sectors.

Andy Johnson

Andy joined LCI-UK as a Board Director in 2020, and is Senior Operations Director for Highways at Galliford Try. His full bio will follow shortly.