Meet The Management Team

Esh Group is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and our workforce boasts a wealth of experience not only in construction but also civil engineering, commercial build, housingfacilities management and specialist services.

It means we’re perfectly equipped to tackle a wide range of projects. Don’t just take our word for it though — meet the management team at Esh Group by clicking through the profiles below.

Group Chief Executive Officer

Andrew Radcliffe

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Group Chief Executive Officer

Andrew Radcliffe

Andrew (Andy) Radcliffe joined Esh Group in 2010 from Moores Furniture Group Limited in Wetherby, where he was Group Finance Director. Andy has extensive experience in a number of industry sectors and was awarded Yorkshire Finance Director of the Year in 2009. In May 2017 Andy became Group Chief Executive Officer.

Group Chief Operating Officer

John Davies

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Group Chief Operating Officer

John Davies

John Davies joined Lumsden & Carroll in 1990 and was appointed Managing Director in 2002. In 2006, he was additionally appointed Executive Director for Esh Group’s construction businesses and in 2011 became Managing Director of Esh Construction having been Group Operations Director of the contracting companies for the previous two years. John was appointed to the Board of Constructing Excellence in 2013. In May 2017 John became Group Chief Operating Officer alongside maintaining his duties as Managing Director of Esh Construction.

Non Executive Chairman  

Michael Hogan

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Non Executive Chairman  

Michael Hogan

Michael was appointed as Group Chairman on the retirement of Austin Donohoe. Michael is a founder director.  He set up a fencing contracting business in 1970 and later formed Dunelm Homes.  In 1999 he formed Dunelm Castle Homes, a joint venture with Lumsden & Carroll.  The relationship with Lumsden & Carroll was formalised later that year with the formation of Esh Holdings and Michael was previously Group Chairman until 2004.  Separately, he is a Director of St Cuthbert’s Care

Non-Executive Director

Tony Carroll Snr

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Non-Executive Director

Tony Carroll Snr

A Founding Director, Tony Carroll Snr formed Lumsden & Carroll in 1970 with Jack Lumsden. Tony is a well-recognised and respected figure among the construction fraternity and was responsible for the business’ on-site operations before his retirement.

Non-Executive Director

Jack Lumsden

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Non-Executive Director

Jack Lumsden

Jack Lumsden is a Founding Director. He formed Lumsden & Carroll with Tony Carroll in 1970. Before his retirement, Jack provided managerial support to the operational side of the business that was handled by Tony.

Jack is a past Regional Chairman of the Civil Engineering Contractors Association North East and is Chairman of Lumsden & Carroll Construction.

Non-Executive Director

Meg Munn

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Non-Executive Director

Meg Munn

Former MP and Minister for Women and Equality, Meg Munn joined the board of Esh Group as a Non-Executive Director. She is an expert on the issue of attracting more women into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) industries, and is a Patron of the Women’s Engineering Society.

Non- Executive Director

Philip Coates

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Non- Executive Director

Philip Coates

2017 saw Esh Group welcome Philip Coates as a Non-Executive Director.

Philip enjoyed a 31 year career with Barclays in the North East, retiring at 50 to see a world outside of banking. Since then, he has acted in a financial consultancy role for some local companies and sits on a number of Boards in the area.

Non-Executive Director

John Walker

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Non-Executive Director

John Walker

Before retirement, John Walker was Chief Executive of English Partnerships. He has extensive experience of the property and housing sectors and has held a wide range of directorships throughout his career in both the public and private sectors. In addition to Esh Group, John is on the boards of Wynyard Park and Gentoo Group – he became Chairman of the latter in 2013. He is a commissioner for English Heritage and was awarded a CBE in 2009 for services to regeneration.

Health, Safety, Environmental & Quality Director

William Stobbs

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Health, Safety, Environmental & Quality Director

William Stobbs

William has been employed by the Esh Group since 2004 becoming Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality Director in 2012.  He is responsible for the coordination and monitoring of the health, safety, environmental and quality arrangements across the Esh Group.

Commercial Director

Paul Watson

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Commercial Director

Paul Watson

Paul is a highly experienced Commercial Director who ensures all projects are financially managed to the highest possible standard. His experience in the construction industry spans over 20 years and he has been with the company since 1999.

Group Director, HR

Chris Watson

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Group Director, HR

Chris Watson

Christine (Chris) Watson joined Esh Group in 2011 as Human Resources Manager, and was appointed Group Human Resources Director in 2014 with responsibility for the human resources, payroll, training and archive functions for the Group.

Group Director, Customer Relations

Darren Warneford

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Group Director, Customer Relations

Darren Warneford

Darren Warneford joined Esh Group in 2008, and brings a wealth of experience to his role as Group Customer Relations Director. He is responsible for both business development and marketing across the Group.

Group Director, Internal Controls

Anna Urbanowicz

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Group Director, Internal Controls

Anna Urbanowicz

Anna Urbanowicz joined Esh Group as Head of Governance and Compliance in March 2011, and supported the development of the Programme Management Office, leading to her current role of Group Director for internal controls in March 2014.

Group Director, Procurement

Gareth Davies

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Group Director, Procurement

Gareth Davies

Gareth Davies joined Esh Group in April 2015 as Group Procurement Director, and supports the group in this role with his experience of business development, sales, marketing, procurement and commercial management knowledge and skills.