Board Members




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


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. His full bio will follow shortly. 

Martin Perks

Martin is major projects commercial development director for National
Highways the architect of Regional Delivery Partnerships (RDP)
procurement model. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of
Chartered Surveyors and has been a visiting Professor at Birmingham
City University since 2016 focusing on project procurement and
commercial management. With a career in infrastructure, highways,
rail, nuclear, retail, pharma, research science, and airports, he understands both public and private sector business management, governance, and risk assessment. RDP is a unique procurement model in UK infrastructure construction. Using lean, value focused Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), the model has delivered significant
improvements in productivity, predictability, and value-based thinking. Martin is also a member of the ICE Community Advisory Board on productivity improvement

Andrew Dodsworth

Bringing over 20 years’ experience in the construction industry, Andrew has successfully implemented lean change programmes and delivered many sustainable improvements on large scale projects across the UK . He has developed exemplary leadership and collaboration skills during his time as Programme Director designing, building and embedding a change culture to progress innovation within the business. In 2021, Andrew became Programme Director for Major Projects and Highways at Balfour Beatty, focused on creating both a Transformation Office and Programme Management Office (PMO) and combining them to develop the Production HUB. Andrew joined LCI-UK Board of Directors in 2022 and excited about bringing industry change through wide scale adoption of Lean.

Tony Gates

Tony, Managing Director for Civil Engineering at Sir Robert McAlpine, joined the Board in June 2022.  His bio will follow. 

Thomas Edgcumbe

Thomas joined the Board in June 2022, and is Managing Director – Surfacing Solutions with Aggregate Industries, responsible for national combined Contracting and Asphalt businesses.  Prior to this Thomas was with Balfour Beatty, where he was Managing Director UK Construction Services England & Wales (responsible for Construction and Civils projects). With more than 20 years of experience in the construction industry, Thomas has a strong track record of growing businesses and driving profitable growth.  He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).