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Our People

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Martin Hill – Chairman, GRS Group
Martin joined the original Galliford Road Stone business in 1985 as a Sales Co-ordinator. He quickly moved on to become Sales Representative for Northamptonshire and then Field Sales Manager before taking up a role as Board Director for the Midlands region within five years. He led the crucial 1997 management buy-out that first established GRS as an independent business and was Managing Director until 2012 when he became Chairman.

Jon Fisher – Chief Executive Officer, GRS Group
Jon joined GRS during its formation in 1997 as a Sales Co-ordinator for East London, based at Kings Cross. He then moved up to become Sales Representative for the same area before being appointed to the role of Regional Manager for London and South East. He was promoted to the GRS Board in 2007 as Southern Regional Director and, after leading a second management buyout in 2012, took up the role of Group CEO.

Antony Beamish – Managing Director, GRS Trading
Antony joined GRS in 2002 as a Sales Co-ordinator for Hertfordshire, based at the company’s Houghton Regis office. He then progressed through several key positions, with responsibility for regional sales and business development. In 2008 he was appointed Regional Manager for London and the South East, and joined the GRS Board in 2012 as a Regional Director before taking on the MD role for GRS Trading soon afterwards.

Lee Hudson – Managing Director, GRS Building Products
Lee joined the company in 1999 as an internal sales co-ordinator for the GRS merchants division. He worked closely with the senior management team over the years to developing the GRS loose aggregates and packed products businesses. In 2014 he was appointed to the board, becoming responsible commercially for GRS Building Products, and has since taken on responsibility for GRS production and logistics.

Joe Gifford – Managing Director, GRS Integrated Solutions
Joe has more than 25 years in the construction industry with particular expertise in earthmoving and civil engineering. After holding key roles with two well-known firms in the groundworks sector, Joe set up his own business NEA Contracts in 2013 and worked alongside GRS on a number of projects in the South East. In 2018 he joined the GRS (following the acquisition of Walsh), becoming a Board Director in 2020. GRS Integrated Solutions was formed in 2022.

Martin Reid Group Chief Finance Officer
Martin has over 25 years' experience in the building materials sector. After starting his career with two major accounting firms followed by a stint with Rolls Royce, he joined Lafarge (now part of Holcim) in 1996. He held senior positions in finance, strategy and business development, including three years as a JV Director of GRS Building Products. From 2010 he took up international roles with Lafarge in France, the Philippines then UAE, before returning to the UK to join GRS as Group CFO in 2016.

Liam Charalambou – Group General Counsel
Liam is a solicitor and member of the Law Society who spent the first part of his career in private practice with Pinsent Masons LLP before moving into construction materials in 2011 with Aggregate Industries (part of Holcim). Whilst at AI he was instrumental in numerous deals including the Rail Freight Services joint venture with GRS (where he sat on the RFS Board). He joined GRS in 2018, bringing with him strong commercial acumen, and is responsible for legal affairs, regulatory compliance, corporate governance, company secretarial and insurance.

Bevan Browne – Non-Executive Director
Bevan has 25 years’ experience within the building materials industry. He started his career in the distribution platform with builders merchant Travis Perkins, transitioning into the commercial arena with plastic drainage specialists Wavin. Bevan then joined Tarmac in 2002, where he has held multiple leadership positions in the UK building products and materials businesses. Presently, he is the Managing Director for the Tarmac UK materials division.

Dyfrig James – Non-Executive Director
Dyfrig joined Redland as a senior manager in 1994 and, after Lafarge's takeover in 1998, became MD for Lafarge Aggregates in 2003. He was Regional President for Northern & Central Europe from 2007 to 2011, responsible for 10 countries with a turnover of €1.4bn. From 2012 as CEO of Lafarge UK he was instrumental in merger that created Lafarge-Tarmac (now Tarmac). He has been involved with GRS for 30 years, joining the board in 2014 to support our ambitious growth plans. Dyfrig is a strong advocate of improving health and safety and a passionate believer in the construction industry's contribution to a sustainable world.