Board Members

The board of the Lean Construction Institute consists of:-



David Adamson

David is a Chartered Architect qualifying in 1979 and has worked for 8 years in Local Authority housing and for nearly 30 years in the nuclear industry for BNFL and Sellafield Ltd working on nuclear production plants both at Sellafield and Capenhurst…read more

Sharon Banks

Sharon Banks has had a career with the British Government spanning nearly 40 years, with extensive experience in both Programme and Operational Management, having managed diverse teams ranging from …read more


Tony Blanch

Tony Blanch is Business Improvement Director with Costain. 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…read more

John Bilsland

John Bilsland is the Programme Manager for Lean at Network Rail. He has spent the last 20 years operating within multinational automotive organisations, and the last 8 years maintaining his passion for continuous improvement within the Rail Industry. He is currently supporting the board member (executive sponsor) for Lean in enabling the organisation to deliver cultural change and improved business performance.

Derek Drysdale

Derek Drysdale is a chartered Civil Engineer, and previously chartered Nuclear Engineer, with 35 years’ experience at Senior Executive level within large Highways, Railways, Nuclear and General Construction organisations, and career responsibility for some £3 billion of infrastructures Projects in the UK and US…read more


Lauri Koskela

Lauri has a Masters degree and a doctoral degree in industrial management. He worked in applied construction research at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland until 2004, when he was nominated Professor of Lean Theory based Project and Production Management in the School of the…read more


Christine Pasquire

Christine Pasquire has a BSc Quantity Surveying, a PhD in Construction Management and is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. One of the original four directors of LCI UK Ltd, Christine has been a long standing advocate, researcher and teacher of Lean Construction…read more


Graeme Shaw

Graeme is Transport for London’s change agent, charged with embedding continuous improvement within TfL and driving productivity improvement from the grass roots.  Graeme pioneered the first Lean Transformation Programme in London Underground whilst Vice President of their Station Modernisation division…read more


Brian Swain

Brian Swain is the acting Chairman of LCI-UK. He is an organisational development consultant with twenty three years experience working in Construction Manufacturing and service companies throughout the UK and Western Europe. He often typifies his approach as individual, organisational and corporate coaching…read more

Rob Walley

Over the last 25 years, Rob has developed successful relationships with a wide range of construction and infrastructure businesses in both Public and Private sectors helping complex, regulated organisations improve their …read more

Non-executive members


Lynne Hamilton

Lynne is Production Manager for Skanska, currently working with Anglian Water and Welsh Water. A civil engineer by profession, she has a wide perspective of the construction industry having worked for client, consultant, and contractor, within the public and private sector…read more