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Leadership team

Our thriving business is led by a group of dedicated industry professionals who bring together a wide range of skills and experience that provide clients with the peace of mind that their projects are in safe hands.


Richard Offord

Managing Director

Richard joined VolkerFitzpatrick in March 1990, progressing steadily through the ranks from an engineer to his current position as managing director. Richard is a chartered engineer with over 25 years of experience in the civil engineering industry.

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David Griffin

Commercial Director 

After joining the business back in July 2004 as a senior surveyor, David has steadily progressed through the ranks, working across all three of VolkerFitzpatrick's divisions. This extensive experience has given him an in-depth understanding of how the business operates.


Ceri Humphrey

Finance Director

Ceri joined VolkerFitzpatrick in 2013 having previously been the VolkerWessels UK financial controller since 2009. Ceri is a chartered accountant having qualified with Ernst & Young in 1998 and has worked previously in management consultancy and in the construction and utilities sectors. Prior to working at VolkerWessels UK Ceri worked at Willmott Dixon and gained extensive project management and change management experience.


Chris Evans

Managing Director - Strategic Projects

Chris joined VolkerFitzpatrick in 2013 as managing director for our rail division and moved to become managing director for the civil engineering division in May 2014. A chartered civil engineer with a diploma in business management, Chris has 30 years' experience working on design and construction projects including Blackfriars Station and bridge project as well as Crossrail's Liverpool Street and Whitechapel Station tunnelling project.


John Cox

Managing Director - Rail, Infrastructure and Regional Civils

John joined VolkerFitzpatrick in 2014 as managing director of our rail division having previously been the VolkerRail projects director since 2012. John graduated as a civil engineer from Queen’s University, Belfast in 1987. Having previously worked for Laing O'Rourke for ten years, John, a chartered member of the Institution of Civil Engineers has a wealth of experience on a number of complex and multi-disciplinary infrastructure projects in rail, energy, utilities and airports.


Stuart Deverill

Managing Director - Building

Stuart joined VolkerFitzpatrick as managing director of our building division in early 2017, bringing with him 30 years of experience within the construction industry. Stuart started out as an indentured quantity surveying trainee and has worked his way up through two major contracting organisations to hold a number of senior leadership roles. Stuart has a proven track record in delivering customer satisfaction across the key industry sectors working to provide procurement and delivery solutions to fit with customer needs. His experience is varied including the refurbishment of listed buildings, high profile office schemes, new build education and technical space and the London 2012 Overlay programme.