Leadership Team


The Mabey leadership team brings decades of experience across the construction industry and beyond to direct the company towards its strategic goals, according to Mabey values.

(1 denotes member of Mabey Holdings Board, 2 denotes member of Mabey group executive team)

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Rod Bennion OBE, Group Chairman, Mabey Holdings. 1

Rod Bennion


Rod Bennion OBE, Chairman of Mabey Holdings, has more than 50 years’ experience in the construction, property and infrastructure services industries, with a particular emphasis on UK family-run businesses.

In previous roles, Rod served as Chief Operating Officer of the Wates Group and Chairman of Home Group Ltd. Rod is also non-exec Chairman at McNicholas Construction Holdings.

He was until recently Chairman of the Construction Youth Trust and of St Christopher’s Hospice. Rod is a fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, the Chartered Institute of Building, as well as the Royal Society of Arts.

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Juliette Stacey, Group Chief Executive Officer, Mabey Holdings. 1, 2

Juliette Stacey


Juliette Stacey, Group Chief Executive Officer since January 2014, joined Mabey Holdings in 2012 as Group Finance Director, bringing over 20 years of experience from practice and industry.

Extensive experience gained in the Entrepreneurial (£25-250m turnover) practice area at Ernst & Young, where she qualified as a Chartered Accountant, led on to a fulfilling 12 years at Savills, where Juliette progressed through several posts. Holding a board position as Finance Director from 2000, Juliette expanded her role to include Europe and serving as Chief Operations Officer from 2006 to 2011.

Juliette is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. She also represents Mabey on the Construction Council of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).

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Mark Carey, Group Chief Financial Officer, Mabey Holdings. 1, 2

Mark Carey


Mark Carey joined Mabey Holdings in February 2014 as Group Chief Financial Officer.

Mark has over twenty years of experience of both listed and private company commercial finance roles in a number of different sectors. After completing a degree in modern languages, he qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG. He then developed his career in business, including eight years at Vodafone, in a number of senior finance roles both in the UK and in Sweden, BUPA, The Carlyle Group, and before Mabey, at a privately owned energy business.

Mark is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.  He represents Mabey on the Council of the CBI in the South East of England.

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Kate Beauchamp, Group Chief Legal Officer, Mabey Holdings. 1, 2

Kate Beauchamp


After joining Mabey Holdings in late 2013, Kate was appointed to the Mabey Holdings Board as Group Chief Legal Officer in February 2014.  She is responsible for overseeing all legal and ethical matters across the Mabey Group.  Prior to joining Mabey, Kate acted for a wide selection of Governmental departments, public and private companies in both City and large regional law firms and as a Legal Consultant both training and advising lawyers on new legal developments and complex areas of law.  She also spent time as an academic lecturer specialising in real estate, equity and trusts.

Kate is a practicing solicitor and a member of the Law Society and regularly contributes to forums on ethics and compliance issues affecting UK and international business.

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Richard Haryott. Non Executive Director. Mabey Holdings. 1

Richard Haryott


Richard Haryott joined the Board in 2014 and brings significant experience in both engineering and international business.

Having trained as a civil engineer and joined Arup where he helped develop its multidisciplinary building engineering practice. He joined Arup’s main board in 1984, responsible for directing engineering teams engaged on major projects worldwide. Richard retired from the main board in 2003 and continues as a trustee of the Ove Arup Foundation which promotes knowledge and education in the built environment.

Having founded and chaired various industry bodies Richard remains actively involved in industry affairs. He is an advisor to a major international architectural practice and has his own consultancy firm.

Committees: Remuneration Committee (chair), Audit Committee

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Richard Raeburn. Non Executive Director. Mabey Holdings. 1

Richard Raeburn


Richard Raeburn joined Mabey as a non-executive director in 2014 and brings significant financial experience to the Board.

After working in senior finance roles across a number of UK and international companies, Richard joined KPMG in 1991 and for nine years was lead partner in the Corporate Treasury practice before becoming chief executive of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.

He chairs Wandle Housing which is a major provider of social housing in South London. He previously chaired the European Association of Corporate Treasurers and was actively involved with the EU on the development of post crisis financial regulation. He is also a trustee of St Christopher’s Hospice.

Committees: Audit Committee (chair); Remuneration Committee.

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Gordon MacDonald, CEO, UK Hire. 2

Gordon MacDonald


Gordon’s thirty year career spans both operational management and human resources at PLC board level across a number of sectors including construction and retail. He was managing director of Elliot Hire, and two Wolsley Group subsidiaries – Build Centre and Encon. Previously he was Chief Operating Officer of furniture manufacturer and retailer MFI, and HR director of the Safeway supermarket chain. A Mentor with Advanced Boardroom Excellence, Gordon also supports other CEOs and Senior Directors managing the people dynamics in business transformations. He is a keynote speaker at International Conferences on managing change in the workplace.

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Brendon Flaxman, CEO, Mabey Pty. 2

Brandon Flaxman


Brendon Flaxman is CEO of Mabey Pty, headquartered in Brisbane, Australia. Brendon has more than 20 years’ experience in the construction services and property sectors. He joined Mabey in 2012 through the acquisition of Aplant and served as National Operations Director responsible for revenue growth, operational efficiency and safety. He was appointed CEO in October 2016. Previously Brendon was a franchise managing director at Century 21 Real Estate, Australia’s leading real estate business serving residential and commercial customers. In addition, Brendon has had a range of sales and management roles with the construction hire company Coates Shorco Sykes.

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Kevin Rowe, Group Safety Director, Mabey Holdings. 2

Kevin Rowe


Kevin was appointed Group Safety Director in January 2016, having joined Mabey Bridge in 2010 as Safety, Health, Environment and Quality Manager. He brings more than 20 years of experience from both the construction and steel manufacturing industries. Kevin is a Chartered member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, and holds a Masters Degree in Health, Safety and Environmental Management.

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