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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.

Commercial Director

Bruce has been with Forster for 10 years and his career started in Quantity Surveying. With previous experience working with house builders, Bruce has a broad 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

Neil has been with Forster since 2002 and has vast experience having worked in the construction industry ever since he completed his craft apprenticeship as a Roof Slater & Tiler.

He is responsible for the management and supervision of all construction contracts throughout Scotland.

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.

HR Director

Maureen has extensive experience in the construction industry, joining the sector in 2005. Maureen leads on organisation development.

  • John Forster

    Group Chairman

  • Bruce Raffell

    Commercial Director

  • Neil McIvor

    Construction Director

  • Maureen Douglas

    HR Director