Our Team

Andrew Reay

CEO

Andrew holds responsibility for all construction activities within the Aptus Utilities directorate. Having worked in the industry for over 25 years he has extensive knowledge of the utilities sector within the Gas, Water, Electric and BT disciplines. He adopts a hands-on approach to contract management, ensuring all contracts are delivered to customer expectations, within budget and within programme while maintaining high levels of health, safety and quality.

Prior to forming Aptus Utilities in 2010 with Chairman Jonathan Holden, Andrew was Operations Director at Bethell Power Services, where he was responsible for the mobilisation and operation of several framework contracts as well as single tendered capital contracts across the United Kingdom.

 

Jonathan Holden

Chairman

Jonathan is responsible for the end to end commercial performance of the business. The role requires a key involvement with the Operations Director to develop and implement working procedures and business strategy to ensure that the company meet its financial objectives and budgetary goals.

The role requires commercially focused stewardship to be demonstrated and delivered, providing expertise in financial reporting, forecasting, unit cost provision and cost control. Working with the operations team various cost reduction initiatives have been introduced and delivered, these schemes have highlighted the importance, to all involved, of cost base management whilst enhancing the financial performance of the business.

Jonathan has vast experience and knowledge of the utility industry and has gained strong commercial, financial and change management skills working for both client and contracting organisations within the utility industry.


Lisa Kerford

Managing Director

Lisa has twenty years’ experience working in the electricity and multi utilities industries. As Managing Director she is responsible for the implementation of multi utility and street lighting installation programmes on all commercial, industrial and residential projects for Aptus Utilities across the UK. Her role demands ensuring works are delivered to specification, timescales, within budget and meeting stringent health and safety standards.

This role requires an analytical and innovative approach, liaising with a wide client base including house builders, multinational developers, blue chip FTSE 100 companies, local authorities and housing associations; internally she works closely with the directorate to formulate and apply working procedures and business strategy to ensure that the Company meets its performance objectives.

Lisa was previously Operations Director at Aptus Utilities and has been instrumental in developing and streamlining processes. She spent four years at Bethell Power Services prior to that, managing the major projects team where she delivered projects ranging from 11kV underground cable installation to 132kV Overhead and Underground component projects.


Natasha Clarke

Support Services Director

Natasha Clarke heads up the support services within the business and her role is to ensure the commercial and operational business arms can operate efficiently by providing all services to support their functions.

Natasha has responsibility for overseeing Procurement and Logistics, which includes negotiations with suppliers, the smooth running of the head office and three additional depots, along with a fleet of over 80 vehicles. She is also responsible for the administration within the business, as well as the IT.

Human Resources also falls under Natasha’s remit and she has assisted in the training and development of a number of key members of staff and has also ensured a number of Business Administration Apprentices have successfully obtained their qualifications.

As Natasha has been at Aptus Utilities almost since the start of the business, she has experienced the exponential business growth and is currently working to develop a bespoke system to assist with streamlining a number of labour intensive processes within the business.

Natasha started at Aptus Utilities in January 2011, when she joined the team from Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions. She has completed an MBA, whilst at Aptus Utilities, which further enhances her business knowledge.


Andrea Gerring

Finance Director

Andrea joined the company in July 2017, having been involved with Aptus Utilities initially as the external auditor for three years, and then as a consultant providing support to the finance department.

Andrea trained as a chartered accountant with KPMG following the completion of a law degree. She became a specialist auditor to construction industry clients, and has detailed understanding of all financial aspects of contract accounting.

After moving to Fairhurst Accountants, Andrea developed wider experience of general practice. In particular, she undertook numerous corporate finance and restructuring assignments in addition to audit, accounts and tax work.

Andrea is responsible for all governance and compliance issues relating to the Group, in addition to internal reporting.


Mark Clegg

Operations Director

Mark has twenty years’ experience in multi utility industries. As Operations Director he is responsible for the continual provision of delivery on our multi utility, street lighting and major project schemes throughout the UK.

He is responsible for forecasting upcoming workload and ensuring we have resources available to meet our standards of service and deliver projects safely, on time and in budget.

Prior to joining Aptus as Operations Manager, he worked at Scottish Power Energy Networks in both construction and project management roles.