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.

Dan Danaher > Managing Director

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

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.

Nick Hill > Finance Director

Nick is a Fellow Member of the ICAEW with experience in the financial services and pharmaceutical industries as well as within an accounting practice environment. He oversees all finance functions within the group.

Sean McCallion > Operations Director

Having worked in the industry for more than 30 years, Sean joined us on our journey early in 2023 at an exciting time as we win more, larger projects in line with our growth strategy.

Russell Fitzjohn > Management Executive

Russell joined the company in 2001 and has 50 years' industry experience. Following retirement as Operations Director in 2021, Russell now provides his expertise on a part-time basis.

Robert Jones > Business Development Manager

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.

Scot Jerram > Commercial Manager

Scot leads our Civil Engineering division's commercial function, managing our team of Quantity Surveyors.

Kit Thomas > Managing Estimator

Kit leads the Estimating team in our Civil Engineering division. He has worked for a number a reputable contractors within the industry, across a wide range of major projects.

Mark Hedges > Contracts Manager - Central

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.

Ed Willars > Contracts Manager - Eastern

Working within our Eastern Region, Contracts Manager Ed has extensive experience of delivering a wide range of complex civil engineering projects and in-depth regional knowledge of the East of England.

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.