The Team at the BCSA
BCSA operates from two offices in London and Doncaster.
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.
- UK and CE Marking
- Connection Design
- Fire Engineering
- Design and Execution Standards
Ana Girao Coelho
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.
- Steel Structures Design
- Joints and Connections
- High Strength Steels
Marketing and Technical Development Manager
Chris manages the marketing and technical development activities of Steel Life, which include the maintenance and development of www.steelconstruction.info – 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.
- Technical development
- Marketing and Communications
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.
- Construction Contracts
- Commercial Matters
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.
- Member queries
- New member enquiries
- Meeting organisation
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.
- Sustainable construction
- Embodied carbon
- The circular economy
- Technical development
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.
- Member queries
New member enquiries
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.
- Bookshop queries
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.
- Day to day bookkeeping
- Accounts receivable
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.
- Health and Safety
- Behavioural safety
- Human Resources / Employment
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.
- Press and PR
Events and Communications
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