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Group Chairman

John’s career in the construction industry spans over 25 years, in which he has built three successful businesses which form Forster Group.

His vision to drive skills development, innovation and best practice in the construction industry has seen him actively involved in the development of policy, advisory boards and skills development programmes including the development of the “Construction Scotland Strategy” and the industry’s first ‘Roofing Skills Academy’.

John is a board member of the (UK) Solar Trade Association. He is the founding Chair of the Solar Trade Association Scotland which acts as a strong voice for solar in Scotland. He is a member of the Scottish Government’s Renewable Industry Advisory Group. In addition he sits on the Governance Board for the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre. Formerly John Chaired the Scottish House Builders Health & Safety Forum and remains an active member of the steering group. He also contributes to the work of the Homes for Scotland Skills and Training Group.

Managing Director - Roofing and Energy

As Managing Director of our Roofing and Energy businesses, Steve is responsible for their smooth running and ensures that our high standards for quality, safety and customer service are maintained and developed throughout. Steve also coordinates the effective management of the surveying, estimating and purchasing teams ensuring an efficient and competitive commercial function.

With over 25 years experience within the construction sector, Steve has secured an excellent reputation for delivering successful projects and creating positive partnerships with clients and our supply chain. A qualified Quantity Surveyor Steve has a comprehensive development record including health and safety, CDM Regulations, Asbestos Category Two Non Licensed, Dom C Scott and a variety of management development and strategic planning courses.

Commercial Director - Roofing

Bruce has been with Forster Roofing for over seven years and is a fully qualified Quantity Surveyor, with over ten years of experience in the sector. With previous experience in housebuilding, Bruce has a wide knowledge of the industry.

Bruce is responsible for providing a fully functional Commercial Service, focusing on contract delivery, resource management, quality and competitiveness, ensuring the achievement of operational excellence to achieve long term success. Overseeing an ever expanding team of Estimators and Surveyors, he ensures the overall smooth process of each contract commercially from commencement through to completion.

Construction Director - Roofing

Neil has been with Forster Group for over ten years and has vast experience, having worked in the construction industry for over 24 years in Scotland.

He is responsible for the management and supervision of all construction contracts throughout Scotland. He reports into the Managing Director and is based in our regional office in Livingston.

Neil also has a vast array of health and safety skills and qualifications, including his time on the Site Manager Safety Training Scheme and Directors Responsibilities Safety Legislation training.

Group Human Resources Director

Maureen has extensive experience in the construction industry spanning a decade and presently her role as Forster Group Human Resources Director comprises of leading the strategy from board level, pioneering our organisation development, skills and training and health and safety programmes.

Maureen has been the main driver behind our new roofing Skills Academy which delivers specialist modern apprenticeship and up-skilling qualifications geared specifically for new-build housing and solar PV.

At the end of last year Maureen was appointed by Nick Boles, Minister of State for Skills and Equalities on the CITB’s new Board of Trustees. The new UK construction training board works with businesses and employers across the country to address the skills challenges faced within the sector.

Group Purchasing Manager

Stephanie is hugely experienced and knowledgeable of the Groups’ systems and purchasing. She has been with Forster Group for over 16 years, joining us after completing her BSc in Quantity Surveying.

She is responsible for all of the Group’s purchasing decisions, suppliers and supply of goods and services.

Stephanie manages suppliers across a variety of business functions and this includes suppliers of PPE/work clothing, plant hire tools, roofing consumables, builder’s merchants, and solar products.

  • John Forster

    Group Chairman

  • Steve Scott

    Managing Director - Roofing and Energy

  • Bruce Raffell

    Commercial Director - Roofing

  • Neil McIvor

    Construction Director - Roofing

  • Maureen Douglas

    Group Human Resources Director

  • Stephanie Findlay

    Group Purchasing Manager