Simon Underwood | CEO
Simon joined Elements Europe in 2015 as Managing Director and was promoted to CEO in January 2020. Before joining Elements Europe, Simon led businesses at Wates and Mace where he operated as Business Unit Director and Construction Operations Board member.
Simon has over 30 years’ experience in the industry, a lot of which has been in the construction of residential, hotels and student accommodation projects. During his time at Mace, Elements Europe carried out a number of successful schemes under his leadership, so as a past customer, Simon has had a unique experience of Elements Europe which has enabled him to add value in shaping the business for the future. Simon was instrumental in the recent substantial sale of the business to GS E&C Corporation.
Terry Lunt | Head of Finance
Terry qualified as a Certified Chartered Accountant in 2008. Now Head of Finance, Terry has 15 years’ experience with Elements Europe, dealing with all aspects of day to day financial management.
Terry has used and adapted his knowledge and expertise of the traditional construction and property development industries to the relatively new modern method of construction and modular manufacturing arena.
As well as traditional finance roles including profit and loss accounts, balance sheets and taking the lead in the strategic business financial planning, Terry is also passionate about improving manufacturing and operational processes to support Elements Europe in its continuous efforts to maintain its position as a market leader.
Kevin Arthur | Head of Sales
Kevin has a degree in Real Estate Management from Liverpool John Moore’s University where he regularly returns to lecture to the undergraduate students. Kevin’s background is in property development having worked for J-Ross Developments and the Langtree Group Plc prior to Elements Europe.
In 2008 Kevin joined Elements Europe’s Sales Department as a Surveyor before promotion to Key Account Manager then Head of Sales. His role as Head of Sales means he now leads the strategy of the Sales Department, as well as involvement in the general leadership of the business through his directorship role.
Nick Davies | Head of Operations
Nick has project managed many traditionally built residential sites in his 29 years of construction experience within the business. As demand for modern methods of construction has increased, Nick’s skills have been transferred to the production lines at Elements Europe delivering projects to a range of sectors. During this time Nick has managed exceptional growth within the business including the relocation to a larger facility to accommodate demand.
As Head of Operations, Nick’s focus is on Elements Europe’s manufacturing processes that drive output and successful delivery to its clients.
James McStay | Head of Commercial
James has over 40 years’ experience in the construction industry and holds a plethora of qualifications including BSc (Hons), MBA, APMP, DipM, CEng and MICE proving his passion for the industry.
In recent years James has adapted his skills and knowledge to modular methods of construction having worked for property development companies throughout the UK, and has worked with Elements Europe on a build to rent project in the past in his role as Head of Construction for Essential Living.
James joins our leadership team to develop and implement our commercial strategy to assist in our growth objectives.
Laura Coleman | Head of HR
Following her degree in Law and studying the Legal Practice Course to become a Solicitor, Laura made a decision to take a career in HR. Laura has over 15 years’ experience in Human Resources which has predominately been spent in a manufacturing and engineering environment. Laura has worked her way up from Assistant through to Functional Head during this time and has completed her Postgraduate Diploma and Masters in Human Resource Management. Laura is passionate about employee well being and that the organisational structure is fit for purpose.