Group Board

Our Group Board is made up of senior industry figures with a wealth of experience in the construction and civil engineering sectors and private development, along with representatives of the Osborne family and financial specialists. It steers the company towards an ever-improving customer service and high quality technical standards without losing sight of Geoffrey Osborne’s ethos.

Andrew Osborne – Chairman

Andrew ensures we have a sustainable family business that places long-term relationships over short term gains and the quality of our work over the volume of sales.  Andrew passionately believes in leaving a positive legacy which benefits the communities that are impacted by our works, setting cultural standards that are expected by the Osborne family.  He personally welcomes all people joining Osborne and his regular site tours reinforce the importance of our culture to all. Andrew provides our customers with long term accountability and takes great personal pride in all projects that we deliver and maintain.

During his long association with the business Andrew has undertaken the roles of Group Finance Director and Chief Executive before becoming Chairman in 2012.  He is vice-Chair of the Institute of Family Business, and in 2021 retired as a trustee and Chairman of WellChild after 10 years.  Andrew was a non-executive Director of Charter International PLC from 2005 to 2012, is a Chartered Accountant and has a degree in Engineering Science from Oxford University.

Andy Steele – Group Chief Executive

Andy is Vice Chair of Build UK and through this and other professional forums, he is always seeking to influence the industry for the better.  Andy recognises that we all have a responsibility to raise awareness of the value the industry can contribute to the UK economy and the importance of harnessing that value in creating sustainable futures for the industry, the customers we serve and the end users of our products.

Andy’s business strategy focusses on delivering beneficial outcomes from the wider perspective of making our customers’ successful.  In the ever changing procurement environment, buyers face increasing pressures to evidence added value, reduced risk and simplified governance and assurance processes.  Andy is determined to demonstrate to these buyers that we are the very best choice in meeting these needs and more; guaranteeing that we will deliver what has been promised.

Andy became Chief Executive for Osborne in April 2015, following two years as a Board Director and Managing Director of our Construction Business, and having worked with us earlier in his career. He has held senior management positions focusing on strategic development in a range of sectors including construction. Previous roles have included: Managing Director of Connaught plc. Public Services Division; Chief Executive Officer of Stephens Scown, one of the largest regional law practices and Managing Director of his own company providing business development services.

Stuart Hammond – Group Finance Director

Stuart joined Osborne in October 2005 and joined the board in September 2016. He has held senior financial roles both corporately and within the Group’s businesses. He was Company Secretary for over 3 years and is responsible for the financial management of the Group. Stuart is a Fellow of the Association of Certified Accountants and prior to Osborne, Stuart held senior finance roles for Hogg Robinson Group Plc.

Michael Strong – Non-Executive Director

Michael served as Executive Chairman for EMEA at CBRE Group, from 2001 until 2015, and CEO and President of EMEA from 2005 until 2012. During his 40 years in the commercial property market, he has gained extensive first-hand experience in advising customers on a wide variety of major development, investment, and leasing projects. He has been Non-Executive Director at NHS Property Services Ltd. since February 2016.

Dave Smith – Non-Executive Director

Dave is a highly experienced construction professional and is also Non-Executive Chairman for the Claritas Group.

With over 40 years in construction, Dave has been instrumental in building and leading successful privately owned and plc’s businesses. Dave brings a wealth of experience including leading award-winning corporate responsibility and sustainability programmes.

Previous roles include Chief Operating Officer and Construction MD at Wates and Managing Director positions at McClaren Group and Balfour Beatty.