Board Bio's

The Board of NESST is made up largely of founding members. These include;

Paul Ford – Chairman

Paul is chairman of De-Group UK Limited which includes Deconstruct. Paul has taken personal responsibility of hundreds of dangerous structures since 2005 and worked with the emergency services throughout that period.

Marc Smith - Safety, Compliance and Training Director

Marc is SHEQ Director at De-Group UK Limited and responsible for the safety and wellbeing of hundreds of men and women that includes those working for Deconstruct. Marc has been involved with dozens of high profile dangerous structures since 2010 which include the London riots of 2011 and Grenfell Tower.

David O’Neill MBE

David is the Deputy Assistant Commissioner in London Fire Brigade. Also responsible for USAR and ISAR operations. David was instrumental in the creation of NESST and provides the board with actual USAR experience and expectations.

Julian Birch - Structural Engineer

Julian is a respected temporary works engineer based in central London. He has worked on numerous high profile dangerous structures and his schemes are recognised across a specialist demolition contracting provision in greater London. Julian ensures the suitability and capability of engineer members of NESST.