The Team at the BCSA

BCSA operates from two offices in London and Doncaster.

David Moore

Chief Executive Officer


David is responsible for setting the strategic direction of BCSA and managing the BCSA group of companies. He is also responsible for raising the standards of members and the steel construction sector. David represents BCSA and the UK and Republic of Ireland constructional steelwork sectors, ensuing reputational growth and influence at individual, industry and government levels.

Specialist Areas
  • UK and CE Marking
  • Connection Design
  • Fire Engineering
  • Design and Execution Standards

Ana Girao Coelho

Engineering Director


Ana is responsible for setting the technical direction of the Association, participates in the development of the steel design and fabrication standards. She manages a number of BCSA’s committees, develops practical design and fabrication guides, and advises BCSA’s member companies on the design and fabrication of steel structures. Ana is an expert in steel construction with over 20 years of experience in Portugal, the Netherlands, and the UK. She has a comprehensive knowledge of analysing, designing and executing steel structures.

Specialist Areas
  • Steel Structures Design
  • Joints and Connections
  • High Strength Steels
  • Standards

Chris Dolling

Marketing and Technical Development Manager


Chris manages the marketing and technical development activities of Steel Life, which include the maintenance and development of – the free encyclopedia for UK steel construction information and New Steel Construction (NSC) magazine. Chris oversees the Structural Steel Design Awards scheme and is secretary of BCSA’s Bridgeworks Committee. Chris is a chartered civil engineer with 30 years of experience in the construction industry. 

Specialist Areas
  • Bridges
  • Technical development
  • Marketing and Communications

Deborah Harrison

Legal Director


Deborah is responsible for the legal function at BCSA, is group Company Secretary and advises members on legal and commercial issues. She also represents BCSA members in liaising with government and the construction industry. Deborah is a specialist construction solicitor with over 20 years experience as an in-house lawyer and in private practice.

Specialist Areas
  • Construction Contracts
  • Commercial Matters
  • Campaigns

Lorraine MacKinder

Membership Manager


Lorraine’s role is to provide membership administration to all members of BCSA. Lorraine is responsible for the RQSC Buildings and Bridgeworks assessment administration, new member administration, organisation of regional meetings, annual general meetings and in-house meetings. Lorraine has over 17 years experience as an administration manager and personal assistant.

Specialist Areas
  • Assessment
  • Administration
  • Member queries
  • New member enquiries
  • Meeting organisation

Michael Sansom

Sustainability Manager


Michael is responsible for sustainability at the Association; providing advice and support to Members and representing the steel construction sector within the wider construction sector. Michael is a Chartered Environmentalist with 23 years’ post-doctorate experience of environmental and sustainability work in consultancy, research and research management roles in the steel and construction sectors. 

Specialist Areas
  • Sustainable construction
  • Embodied carbon
  • The circular economy
  • Technical development

Jessica Strong

Membership Administrator


Jessica’s role is to provide membership administration support to all members of BCSA and answer member queries. Jessica also assists with the RQSC Buildings and Bridgeworks assessment administration and new membership enquiries.

Specialist Areas
  • Assessment
  • Administration
  • Member queries
  • New member enquiries

Don Thornicroft

Accounts Manager


Don is responsible for the entire accounting functions to final audit, of the BCSA Group of Companies, which comprise BCSA Ltd, BCSA Association, Steel Construction Certification Scheme and Steel for Life.

Specialist Areas
  • Invoices
  • Finance
  • Bookshop queries

Sarah Vickers

Accounts Assistant


Sarah joined the team at BCSA in 2022 and assists Don Thornicroft in the Accounts Department.

Sarah has over 20 years experience in accounts, finance and administration gained within a small business in the construction sector.

Specialist Areas
  • Day to day bookkeeping
  • Accounts receivable
  • Accounts payable

Peter Walker

Health, Safety & Training Director


Pete’s role is to provide members with health, safety and training advice, and to keep them up to date with current regulations and guidance. He works with other Trade Associations and the Health and Safety Executive on the changes in current good working practices. He works with these other bodies to establish common areas of health and safety concern. 

Specialist Areas
  • Health and Safety
  • Training
  • Behavioural safety
  • Human Resources / Employment

Zoe Williams

Strategic Marketing Manager


Zoe is responsible for marketing, communications and sponsorship for BCSA and Steel for Life. Zoe also manages BCSA’s marketing; including developing the BCSA website and organising the trade association’s National Dinner. Zoe joined BCSA in 2021 and has over 10 years of marketing experience within the building sector.

Specialist Areas
  • Marketing
  • Sponsorship
  • Press and PR
  • Events and Communications

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