Gareth Lewis, COO for Construction
Mace Board

Gareth Lewis

Chief Operating Officer for Construction

Group Board tenure: 14 years

Gareth joined Mace in 1994 and has more than 26 years’ experience in the construction industry. He specialises in running complex projects and programmes bringing high quality delivery and innovation to clients. Since becoming Chief Operating Officer of our construction business in 2007, turnover has grown to over £1.67bn, contributing 84% of Mace’s turnover in 2016.

What skills and experience do you bring to your role on the Mace Board?

From my technical background, I understand the project lifecycle from design right through to procurement and delivery. Over a number of years I have created high performing teams that are able to deliver some of the most complex and challenging projects in London.

I have also personally lead the delivery of a number of London's most eye-catching projects, including The Shard, Heathrow Terminal 5, More London on the Thames and Merrill Lynch’s European HQ.

How have you seen the company develop during your time here?
I joined way back in 1994, and was Mace's 150th employee, when we specialised in project management and construction management. Since then we have grown substantially in size, capability and global footprint. We've built a credible reputation in London for being able to deliver the most complex and challenging construction projects, while minimising disruption to the local community and using innovative techniques.
What’s your proudest moment at Mace?
It has got to be the completion of the spire, which crowned our work on Europe's tallest building, The Shard in London, and reflecting on the success that the team had achieved. It was a huge engineering feat and set new industry-leading performance.
Where would you like to see Mace in five years' time?

I'd like Mace to be a £2.5bn turnover company, with an enhanced global reputation - particularly in Europe, North America and the Middle East - for delivering service excellence to our clients. I'd also like us to continue to deliver London's largest and most prestigious projects.

We will also be looking to do more work in our flourishing technology business, the public sector and I can see us delivering major transport hubs in the UK.

What are you passionate about outside of work?
I'm passionate about cars and I love to go cycling. And like many of us, try to spend as much time as I can with my family and travelling with them around the world.
Gareth Lewis, COO for Construction

“My proudest moment has to be the completion of the spire, which crowned our work on Europe’s tallest building, The Shard, in London.”