Mark Reynolds, Chief Executive
Mace Board

Mark Reynolds

Chief Executive

Group Board tenure: 15 years

Since becoming CEO in 2013, Mark has led the company to grow revenues by 50% and people by 45%. From the outset, he set out his aspiration for Mace to become a £2bn turnover company, a leading international programme manager and a top 10 UK contractor, while delivering service excellence for our clients.

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

During my career I've worked on some of the most challenging projects and programmes, which has given me a deep understanding of what it takes to deliver complex projects from inception to completion.

I've consistently championed change within our industry. For me, doing things because 'that's the way they have always been done', is not good enough. I'm passionate about finding better ways of delivering major programmes and projects for our clients, whilst ensuring Mace is more productive, more efficient and safer.

Since 2013, I have led the development of our 2020 vision and established the corporate strategy to ensure Mace remains at the forefront of our industry.

How have you seen the company develop during your time here?

In 1996 I joined Mace as a project manager. At that time the business was largely focused on project and construction management. And I was responsible for our very first fixed price contracting project in 1998, which led to securing several contracting frameworks with BAA, including significant roles on the impressive £4.2bn Heathrow Terminal 5 building, which has been voted the best terminal in the world for five years running.

Today, we’re a global company employing over 5,000 staff across 5 continents, undertaking a wide range of capital projects from development, consultancy, construction, through to facilities management.

What’s your proudest moment at Mace?

From a project perspective, the best has to be delivering the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. As you'd expect, it was extremely challenging from the outset and required some brave decisions to be made. Together with our client and supply chain we transformed a rundown part of London into a vibrant new district with a lasting legacy, which hosted the greatest ever Olympic Games.

Growing Mace to become a sustainable and resilient £2bn business, while creating opportunities for our people to develop their careers is my proudest achievement.

Where would you like to see Mace in five years time?
I'd like Mace to be well established in our five strategic global hubs and be the best and most respected consultancy and construction company in the UK, while being recognised for employing the best people who consistently deliver service excellence that adds real value to our clients.
What are you passionate about outside of work?

I'm a keen swimmer and still manage to compete at Masters competitions regularly. My events are the 50m up to 400m freestyle - nothing too far!

Mark Reynolds, Chief Executive

“My proudest achievement at Mace has to be delivering the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and now working with LLDC to deliver the Games’ legacy for east London. ”