Meet the Team

Danaher & Walsh's friendly, approachable management team benefits from a huge range of collective knowledge and experience.  Talk to us today to find out how we can help you.

Vera Danaher > Chairman

Vera is a founding member of Danaher & Walsh and has over 40 years experience in Civil Engineering and Plant Hire. In 1996 she vacated the role of Managing Director to become the Company Chairman.

Dan Danaher > Managing Director

Dan is the son of Vera Danaher and the late Daniel Danaher. Dan joined the business in 1990 after graduating from Nottingham Trent University. In 1996 he became Managing Director.

Russell Fitzjohn > Operations Director

Russell joined the company in 2001 and has over 35 years' industry experience. Russell advocates the key drivers of safety, teamwork, customer satisfaction and repeat business. He has overseen the growth of the business through diversification and the successful delivery of many framework contracts.

Ian Gilbert > Commercial Director

Ian joined Danaher & Walsh as a Site Agent in 1994. He progressed within the company to the role of Contracts Manager, before being appointed to the board as Commercial Director in 2015.

Paul Bonnett > Non-Executive Director

Paul works with D&W at a strategic level, providing insight and advice. Having held a number of senior positions within the hospitality industry, he has a strong focus on meeting clients' needs. As the Development Director of Forte (UK) Hotels, he oversaw numerous major capital projects throughout the United Kingdom.

Robert Jones > Business Development Manager (Civil Engineering)

Robert is responsible for developing sustainable long-term relationships with both existing and new clients. Robert has previously worked for a number of well-known businesses in the construction and civil engineering industries.

Sue Southam > SHEQ Manager

Sue worked for Danaher & Walsh between 2009 -2013, during which she was instrumental in driving forward the company's quality, environmental and health & safety management. Sue rejoined us in 2016 following three years working as an external auditor.

Mark Hedges > Contracts Manager

Mark worked as a Site Agent and Senior Site Agent before briefly leaving the company, later returning to take up the Contracts Manager role. Mark has an excellent track record working with a wide variety of clients and on challenging schemes. He picked up the CECA Site Manager of the Year award in 2009 for his work on a complex bridge refurbishment project in central Nottingham.

Jason Bartlett > Small Works Manager

Jason joined the company in 2001 and has worked as Site Agent and Senior Site Agent. His current role of Small Works Manager involves overseeing smaller, specialised projects as well working closely with long-term clients on framework agreements and term contracts. He was runner-up in the CECA Site Manager of the Year awards in 2007 for the refurbishment of a flyover in Leicester.

Dave Burkill > Framework Manager

Dave holds the role of Framework Manager, looking after the day-to-day running of the Anglian Water Integrated Maintenance & Repair (Water Recycling) alliance contract. Dave joined the company in 1997 and worked in various roles.

Lee Castledine > Plant Manager

Lee joined Danaher & Walsh in September 2013 and is responsible for overseeing the growth and smooth-running of the Plant Hire division. He has many years experience in the construction industry and an in-depth knowledge of plant hire.

Emma-Jane Sutton > Business Development Manager (Plant Hire)

Emma-Jane is responsible for developing new opportunities to help meet customers' construction plant needs. Having previously worked for a number of well-known businesses in the rental industry, Emma-Jane has a strong focus on customer satisfaction.