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I graduated from Reading University in Engineering and after various roles working in the secretive organisation of the Defence Evaluation Research Agency I soon found my career move into Project and Programme management. I had the opportunity to be Project Manager and Director on various high pressure gas and high voltage electric construction projects at BG International, Transco and National Grid. From here I was approached (with some surprise!) to Head the Programme for a new build nuclear powered submarine at BAE.
This role was without doubt the most challenging project I have ever been involved. It was an incredible programme with an exceptional team. After we launched HMS Ambush I felt it was time to follow the dream of starting a business which resulted in me fully remortgaging the family home to invest in a small seed business called AB Rhead & Associates.
The business was soon re branded to Rhead Group and we recruited new talent to the team. After nearly ten years as Chief Executive we grew the business to a team of over 600 and had offices in UK, UAE, Singapore and Australia with revenues of approaching £70m. Along the journey we completed five acquisitions and introduced Private Equity investment from Inflexion.
Rhead Group was ultimately sold to Costain in 2015 where I became an Executive Board Director for four years before leaving at the start of 2019.