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Management Team

Our team consists of highly skilled and dedicated professionals

We invite you to meet SOCOTEC UK’s Executive Team and our Senior Management Team below…

Ian Sparks - CEO, SOCOTEC UK

Ian joined as CEO in 2013 and has a wealth of leadership experience in the professional and technical business services sector. His career has included driving growth as CEO in businesses such as Cendant, FirstAssist Services, Expotel and also Casella, a leading environmental and health & safety consulting and compliance business.

Jim Murphy - MD, Infrastructure & Energy, SOCOTEC UK

Jim became Managing Director for Infrastructure & Energy services following a successful period leading the Improvement Implementation Plan (IIP) for the former Geotechnical Services Division and a subsequent tenure as Managing Director of the Materials Testing Division.

Philip Ball – Group Technical Director, SOCOTEC UK

As Group Technical Director, Philip Ball is focussed on continually developing industry leading technical solutions for clients. Predominantly managing the client technical engagement and development within Infrastructure services, Philip has specific expertise in this area having the company in October 2012 as Managing Director of the Geotechnical Services division.

Jon Scott - MD, ITM Monitoring

Jon has over 30 years of experience with instrumentation and monitoring work on civil engineering projects all over the world. Jon has been involved in some of the largest instrumentation projects in the world including the Crossrail C701 contract, one of the largest monitoring contracts for underground construction to date.

John Eastman – Finance Director, ITM Monitoring

John has a wealth of experience in finance, with more than 40 years behind him, most of it spent at a senior level.  His working life has been spent with both foreign and UK based businesses and has included liaison with bankers, professional advisors, clients and suppliers.

Andy Small – Contracts Director, ITM Monitoring

Andy is responsible for overseeing the delivery of all geotechnical and structural monitoring contracts from tender stage through to completion. Having joined Soil Instruments in 1983 as a site engineer, Andy progressed to Contracts Manager in 1993 managing a wide range of geotechnical and structural instrumentation and monitoring contracts.

Nick Slater - Monitoring Services Director, ITM Monitoring

Initially employed as an installation engineer, Nick has worked on structural and geotechnical monitoring sites across the UK, Ireland and Europe. After several years in sales, Nick created the Asset Monitoring team within ITM, working closely with customers to understand their monitoring needs ensuring we deliver highly effective, fit for purpose monitoring systems. Nick’s sound knowledge in traditional and emerging technologies ensures he is well placed as Director of Monitoring Services within ITM.

Sonia Ortela – SHEQ Manager, ITM Monitoring

During her career Sonia has worked as a Safety Advisor in a variety of industries from Interserve FM PFI with UCLH NHS Trust, Camden Council where she was responsible for Central Services Directorate and Heathrow Express Railway Operator.  Sonia ensures all legal and management standard requirements are met, while developing and maintaining a positive SHEQ culture.

Rhiannon Scott – Bid Manager, ITM Monitoring

Rhiannon’s background is in the extractive industries sector, after graduating with an MSc in Engineering Surveying from the Camborne School of Mines. With extensive knowledge of the structural, geotechnical and environmental monitoring techniques and capabilities offered by ITM Monitoring, Rhiannon is able to provide the best possible advice and solutions for client, consultant and contractor needs.

Tom Scott – Operations Manager, ITM Monitoring

Tom, a graduate from Camborne School of Mines, has experience in the geotechnical monitoring industry and, prior to joining ITM as a Project Manager 18 months ago, worked as a consultant for Kier and East Sussex Highways. Here, Tom held the role of Consultant Engineer initially for Highways, then moved into a Business Process Manager role, where he was responsible for identifying pinch points within the business and ensuring that disparate teams worked together effectively by implementing new business processes.