AKSWard London
Head Office
10 Bonhill Street
London
EC2A 4PE
020 7236 0161
london@aksward.com
Gary Allen / Managing Director
Matt Walker / Head of Building Surveying
Stephen Gibbs / Operations Director
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AKSWard Hitchin
7 Bancroft
Hitchin, Hertfordshire
SG5 1JQ
01462 420 668
hitchin@aksward.com
Gary Allen / Managing Director
Colin Seabrook / Head of Conservation
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AKSWard Southampton
116 High Street
The French Quarter
Southampton
SO14 2AA
02380 235 340
southampton@aksward.com
David Perkins / Director
John Dunford / Regional Director
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AKSWard Oxford
Registered Office
Seacourt Tower
West Way
Oxford
OX2 0JJ
01865 240 071
oxford@aksward.com
Craig Gamble / Director
Paul Morgan / Operations Director
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AKSWard Birmingham
33a Vittoria Street
Birmingham
B1 3ND
01212 274 386
birmingham@aksward.com
Craig Gamble / Director
Paul Morgan / Operations Director
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Team

Stephen Gibbs
Operations Director

BEng(Hons)

Steve is an Operations Director who has specific responsibility for running our London office. He is a Structural Engineer with over 20 years’ experience across a wide variety of market sectors, which has enabled him to develop excellent working knowledge of traditional and modern methods of construction, sustainable design and BIM and regulations. All 20 years’ have been with AKSWard, joining as a Graduate before rising through the ranks to where he is today. His experience includes working on a lot of our high profile projects which have put AKSWard on the map. Steve takes massive pride in his work, seeking to be at the head of all his projects from start to finish, getting involved in finding effective solutions to problems and supporting his amazing team.

Away from the office Stephen is passionate about windsurfing and looks forward to getting out on his board, but opportunities are few and far between as he devotes most his spare time to his wife and two young boys. In the future he hopes his boys share his passion for wind and surf.

Stephen Gibbs
Operations Director

Paul Morgan
Operations Director

BEng(Hons) CEng MIStructE

Paul is an Operations Director who has specific responsibility for running our Oxford office. Paul also sits on our Operations Board helping to manage the day to day operations. He is a Chartered Structural Engineer with over 25 years’ experience of which 22 years’ have been with AKSWard, joining as a Graduate before rising through the ranks to his current position. Hailing from the North East Paul is a personable and approachable individual, and takes pride in his and his offices work. He particularly enjoys early engagement and scheming on projects, and looks to maintain an active role in projects as they progress through the office.

Away from the office Paul is passionate about cooking, and looks forward to any opportunity to get the BBQ out. He enjoys getting away from it all on the golf course, and would love to get his handicap down but between work and family life, he struggles to find the time to play more regularly, which is reflected in his game!

Paul Morgan
Operations Director

John Dunford
Regional Director

BSc (Hons), CEng MIStructE

John is the Regional Director for our Southampton Office. He has been involved in the construction industry since leaving school and as a Chartered Structural Engineer he has over 25 years’ of knowledge and experience. John has dealt with most types of projects that a medium-sized consultancy may be faced with. He enjoys all aspects of the industry such as working with architects and contractors in all sectors from new build, education, retail, leisure and residential, and he still gets the buzz looking back at the finished product when the job is completed. Over the years he has built up a reputation for ensuring his team are as committed to each and every project as he his, something he is passionate about. John is a great mentor to his team. Away from work John just thinks about work! He hates decorating, but does it reluctantly, likes photography but doesn’t get the time to do it!

John Dunford
Regional Director

Colin Seabrook
Technical Director

Colin is a chartered engineer with over forty years’ professional experience. He is head of conservation for AKSWard and has a wealth of experience in a variety of construction systems and techniques but in latter years has specialized in conservation and forensic engineering.

Colin has in the past acted as an expert witness on several projects. He has undertaken many reinforced concrete slab investigations on a variety of buildings including car parks and industrial ground bearing slabs. With the latter he has developed an understanding of soil/structure interaction and the benefit of understanding the modulus of subgrade reaction.

Colin has drafted guidance for the former PSA (Government agency) on dealing with High Alumina Cement in existing concrete floor and roof slabs. He was also responsible for designing the reinforced concrete structure to the multi-million-pound modern Liverpool Central Library that included the highly loaded suspended repository floors.

Colin Seabrook
Technical Director

Adam Sisson
Technical Director

Adam Sisson
Technical Director

Andy Webster
Technical Director

Andrew is a Structural Engineer with over 15 years’ experience in the field, spanning across multiple industries such as light industrial, education, healthcare and residential. As a Technical Director Andy runs the Southampton office day-to-day, overseeing projects very closely with his team of engineers and technicians. He particularly enjoys training young engineers and acting as a mentor for his team, guiding them to be their best each day with his continuing support. Although, he is notorious for eating most of the office biscuits. Out of the office Andy keeps busy with rock climbing, bike riding, grabbing a drink with friends and pretending he’s not from Liverpool.

Andy Webster
Technical Director

Kevin Jackson
Technical Director

BEng (Hons)

Kevin Jackson is Technical Director of Civils for AKSWard. He has responsibility for overall delivery of all aspects of Civil Engineering for each project across all offices. He is a Civil Engineer with an outstanding 35 years experience, including 10 years in the Republic of Ireland.

Kevin has key strengths in Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) and working with Lead Local Flood Authorities to obtain approval on drainage schemes.

Away from work Kevin enjoys all sport particularly football, golf  (he won Dorset Boys’ Handicap Golf Cup 1980!) and darts for those long winter nights.

Kevin Jackson
Technical Director

Sara Nain Hallett
Principal Engineer

Sara Nain Hallett
Principal Engineer

Tanya Sadowski
Project Engineer

Tanya Sadowski
Project Engineer

Shwan Alhayderi
Principal Engineer

Shwan Alhayderi
Principal Engineer

Ryan Lafferty
Project Engineer

Ryan Lafferty
Project Engineer

Ruairidh Young
Graduate Engineer

Ruairidh Young
Graduate Engineer

Ovidiu Mosor
Principal Engineer

Ovidiu Mosor
Principal Engineer

Max Waddup
Civil Engineer Apprentice

Max Waddup
Civil Engineer Apprentice

Giorgia Planta
Graduate Engineer

Giorgia Planta
Graduate Engineer

Georgios Kalogerakis
Principal Engineer

Georgios Kalogerakis
Principal Engineer

Ahmed Alihasan
Project Engineer

Ahmed Alihasan
Project Engineer

Taurai Harahwa
Project Engineer

Taurai Harahwa
Project Engineer

Roxana Pirjoleanu
Project Engineer

Roxana Pirjoleanu
Project Engineer

Ian Strickland
Senior Engineer

(MEng)

Ian Strickland is a structural engineer with 7 years experience and has been with AKSWard since 2017. He is currently working towards chartered membership with the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE).

Ian has a wide experience of structural design and investigation, having worked on several large residential, commercial, industrial and entertainment projects, as well as smaller projects of all forms.

Away from work Ian is interested in sound design and music production, tennis, football, and snooker!

Ian Strickland
Senior Engineer

Jacob Vallis
Project Engineer

Jacob Vallis
Project Engineer

Ryan Purchase
Graduate Engineer

Ryan Purchase
Graduate Engineer

Wojciech Surma
Senior Engineer

Wojciech Surma
Senior Engineer