Council Co-chair

Mark Reynolds


Mark is Mace’s Group Chairman and CEO. He was appointed Mace’s Group Chief Executive in 2013 and Chairman in January 2022. He has been a member of Mace’s Executive Board since 2001, and originally joined the business in 1996.

Mark gained his early experience in the commercial and aviation sectors, including the delivery of Heathrow Terminal 5 and London’s Broadgate and Ludgate developments; and was the Deputy Programme Director of the CLM Delivery Partner for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Council Co-chair

Nusrat Ghani

Minister of State for Industry and Economic Security at the Department for Business and Trade and Minister of State for the Investment Security Unit at the Cabinet Office.
Nusrat Ghani was elected Conservative MP for Wealden in 2015.

Most recently, in her role as a member of the BEIS Select Committee, she has led on a number of enquires, including a probe into the use of Uyghur slave labour in UK supply chains.

Nusrat was part of the UK delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly from 2020 to 2022 and the Rapporteur of the Science and Technology Committee.

For her work in raising awareness of the plight of Uyghurs in Xinjiang, Nusrat was nominated for the NATO Women of Peace and Security Prize, finishing runner-up to the Honourable Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.

Career outside politics

Before beginning her career in politics, Nusrat was employed by the charities Age UK and Breakthrough Breast Cancer, and later for the BBC World Service.

Deputy chair

Richard Robinson

Atkins UK and Europe

Richard Robinson is the Chief Executive Officer of AtkinsRéalis’ UK and Europe business, leading a team of over 10,000 design, engineering and project management professionals working across multiple sectors including transportation, water, property, aerospace, defence and security.

A Chartered Chemical Engineer, Richard has over 20 years’ experience in heavy industry and engineering, and has overseen transformational levels of business growth throughout his career.

Prior to joining AtkinsRéalis in 2109, he was Chief Operating Officer at HS2 and has also held senior positions at AECOM, Heathrow Express, and Anglo American.

Richard is passionate about leading change across the industry, recognising the need to improve performance through data and technology-driven collaboration.

Richard is an ICE Fellow, a Sainsbury Management Fellow, and has an MBA from HEC Paris and NYU Stern School of Business, graduating on the Dean’s list.