The Board

Providing the business with strategic direction, safeguarding its interests, fostering excellence and driving continuous improvement

Wayne Earnshaw


CEO


Wayne is responsible for overseeing company operations, championing innovative practices and driving sector-leading corporate social responsibility.


Wayne is focused on sourcing new technology, plant and equipment, resulting in the largest wastewater fleet in the UK. Wayne has over 40 years’ industry experience.

Scott Norris


Company Secretary and Commercial Director


Scott is responsible for commercial and legal aspects of our business, including contract negotiation and contractual and risk analysis. He has worked closely with our business development and finance teams to improve contractual understanding and operational performance.


Scott has over 30 years’ experience in contractual working.

Andy Brierley


Technical Director


Leading the team which maintains Thames Water’s wastewater network, amongst other regulated water customers, Andy oversees 1,400 wastewater professionals.


Andy is a Fellow of the Institute of Water with over 30 years’ experience.

Bruce Crompton


Director


Bruce holds overall responsibly over our specialist Rail division.


Boasting over 40 years’ experience of delivering emergency response and planned maintenance projects in the rail sector.

Simon Grubb


Chief Strategy Officer


Simon is responsible for formulating, communication and directing strategic initiatives, driving organic margin growth, accelerating M&A, back office and inter-group benefits.


With a career focused on UK infrastructure, Simon is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Julie Hobbs


Director of Finance


Julie is responsible for the financial teams across Lanes Group, having integrated the finance function across the business in full, to maximise operational delivery and success.


With near 30 years’ experience, Julie leads a highly skilled team which helps drive Lanes Group’s vision.

Kevin Moon


Managing Director – Utilities and Depot Network


Kevin manages 27 individual business units. With responsibility for delivering their health and safety targets and customer expectations, whilst improving their financial performance year on year.


With near 20 years’ experience within the industry, Kevin has a financial background which lends itself to his role and associated responsibilities.

Colin MacKay


Group Business Development Director


Colin is responsible for sales at national, regional, and local level. Including central Bid, Marketing and Key Account business functions.


Colin has over 20 years’ experience within Logistics and Facilities Management, providing a solution driven approach and customer focus, for global clients.

Martin Balcombe


Rail Director


Martin is responsible for the service delivery of our specialist Rail division and associated rail-related subsidiary UKDN.


With a career spanning 40 years, Martin’s background lies within engineering, aligning with our Rail working.

Danielle Le Breton


HR Director


Danielle oversees the strategic direction and operational execution of all HR initiatives, ensuring alignment with the organisation’s goals and culture.


Danielle has over 15 years experience, driving employee engagement, fostering inclusive workplace environments, and implementing innovative HR solutions that enhance productivity and employee satisfaction.

Mo Dawood


Group IT Director


Mo leverages his extensive expertise in technology strategy to lead large-scale IT initiatives, optimise operations, and implement cutting-edge solutions that align with business goals.


Mo has over 15 years of experience driving innovation and transformative change across various organisations.

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