Keith believes that relationship building, whether with employees, customers, or supply partners, is the key to ensuring long-term business success. This, coupled with a constant focus on delivering high quality, cost effective, and sustainable solutions, are his main drivers for EMCOR UK.
Of course, safety is one of EMCOR’s core values and is Keith’s first priority as CEO. EMCOR’s ZERO Accident Programme (ZAP) instills within employees the conviction that every accident is preventable. This is supported by a clear leadership style that accepts no compromise in safeguarding employees and the welfare of those who come into contact with EMCOR UK’s services day to day.
Keith graduated from Nottingham University in 1979 with a degree in industrial economics and went on to qualify as a Chartered Accountant in the London office of Deloitte Haskins & Sells (now PWC) in 1982. In 1986, Keith joined BOC PLC, the global industrial gases company, where he spent 11 years holding a number of senior- and board-level positions for several of the operating companies and business divisions. In 1997, he moved to Bristow Helicopters Group as Group Finance Director, a position he held until 1999 when he was promoted to CEO to lead a business turnaround.
After a few years in consultancy, Keith joined EMCOR UK in July 2007 as Group Finance Director before subsequently becoming Chief Executive Officer in November 2008.
In his spare time, Keith can often be seen enjoying motorsport or "pushing the pedals" on his road bike.