The Team at the BCSA

BCSA operates from two offices in London and Doncaster.

Jonathan Clemens

Chief Executive Officer


Jonathan is responsible for setting the strategic direction of BCSA and managing the BCSA group of companies that supports our membership and delivers value to the market in terms of quality, professionalism, service and partnership. At its heart, this is through raising the standards of members and the steel construction sector making it safer, more sustainable, less risky and an attractive sector to work in and with. Jonathan represents BCSA and the UK and Republic of Ireland constructional steelwork sectors at individual, industry and government levels.

Specialist Areas
  • Market Development
  • Strategy
  • Sustainability
  • Business Development
  • Safety

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

Victoria Cooke

Technical Marketing Executive


Victoria is responsible for the marketing and promotional activities for Steel for Life. Her role oversees the production of the New Steel Construction magazine and the organisation of the Structural Steel Design Awards. Victoria joined BCSA in 2024 and has 10 years of business-to-business marketing experience, including 5 years within the construction and engineering sector.

Specialist Areas
  • Content Marketing
  • Brand Management
  • Events and Communications
  • Social Media Marketing

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

David Moore

Deputy Chief Executive Officer


David is Deputy CEO and working 2 days a week to support Jonathan Clemens and provide help and support to BCSA’s members and the wider constructional steelwork industry.

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

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 15 years of marketing experience within the building sector.

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

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