Gary Allen Managing Director

Gary Allen
Managing Director

BEng (Hons) CEng MICE RMaPS

Gary Allen is Managing Director of AKS Ward and represents the Company on the board of Corde. He has responsibility for overall strategy, ethos and direction of the Company and its style of operation. He is a Chartered Civil Engineer with some 30 years’ experience.

Gary has particular strengths in education projects and has maintained an interest in structural surveys and defect investigations, a vast wealth of commercial experience as well as an expert witness.

Away from work Gary enjoys all sport particularly football, MotoGP and speedway racing.

Craig Gamble Director

Craig Gamble

BEng(Hons) CEng MIStructE

Craig is a main board director with particular responsibility for Finance and Project Delivery. He is a Chartered Structural Engineer with over 15 years’ experience in all building sectors.

Craig is a highly motivated Engineer with an expertise in producing cost effective and innovative solutions for a wide range of building types and budgets. Craig offers a hands on approach and enjoys maintaining an active involvement throughout the life of a project.

When not at work Craig enjoys spending time with his young family and dog or being out on his bike, getting away from them.

David Perkins Director

David Perkins

BEng(Hons) CEng MIStructE

A main board director with responsibility for Business Development and IT, David is a Chartered Structural Engineer with over 30 years’ experience across a wide range of building sectors. He graduated from Sheffield University before emigrating to Zimbabwe and South Africa where he spent 5 years before returning to the UK.

Always open to new ideas he now has a particular interest in the development of BIM across the Company, David is actively engaged in promoting the development of AKSWard’s BIM standards as our industry adopts exciting new methods of collaborative working.

Away from work David’s interests include music (especially Bach and Jan Akkerman), reading, Zulu and Ndebele history, and since first taking the wheel of an Alfasud, a passion for Alfa Romeo and all things Italian. He likes nothing more than B Road bashing in his Spider.


Tony Ward Emeritus Chairman

Tony Ward
Emeritus Chairman

CEng FIStructE

Tony retired from the Board in 2017 to take up the position of Master Constructor with the Worshipful Company of Constructors from October 2017 and the role of Emeritus Chairman with AKS Ward. A Chartered Structural Engineer, he was formerly Chairman of Anthony Ward Partnership prior to its merger with Andrews Kent & Stone in 2005, to form AKS Ward.

Roger Fisher Consultant

Roger Fisher


A Consultant with the Company, Roger retired from the Board in 2017. A Chartered Civil Engineer and one of the Senior Founding directors of the Company, he was formerly a Director of Andrews, Kent & Stone following an early career with a major contractor working on heavy civil engineering and geotechnical projects.

He is a registered volunteer for the local branch of Mind, the national mental health charity.