Mark Emberton - Managing Director
Mark joined Waterman Aspen in 1990, becoming a Director in 2001 and Managing Director in 2018. Mark directs and oversees the company’s operations and gives strategic guidance and leadership to the board and senior management team, ensuring that the company achieves its mission and objectives.
Fun fact – Beyond work, Mark’s passions include Manchester City, bird watching, spending time with his family and travel. He’s had gym membership for years but that’s more challenge than pleasure.
Donnie Matheson - Director - 07712 793222
Donnie joined Waterman Aspen in 2000 as a Principal Bridge Engineer before taking the role of Area Manager. Donnie developed the secondment business in the North East, Yorkshire and Humberside and became a Director in 2017 with a national remit for staff career development.
Fun fact – Donnie enjoys travelling, seeing new places and experiencing different environments and cultures. He is also an avid sports fan, although participation has reduced to 5-a-side football and occasional rounds of golf.
John Frayne - Director - 07726 694835
Fun fact – John has been a keen angler for more than 30 years with deep sea fishing being his passion. He has fished from the Dominican Republic, Norway and the Shetland Isles. In addition, John enjoys Rugby Union and follows Wales at as many international games as he can.
Senior Management Team
Linda McGregor - Divisional Director - 07726 995622
Linda joined Waterman Aspen in 2006 and leads nationally on Strategic Business Development, Marketing and supporting the national management team working towards a Chartered Management qualification. Linda has been successful in diversification – growing a multi-discipline team of Engineers and Technical staff within the business, predominantly in the North West.
Fun fact – Linda has been a regular traveller with Brazil and Indonesia a firm favourite to date, other interests include learning golf (badly) and table tennis.
Ruth Devenney - HR Director - 07552 276382
An HR professional with 23 years’ experience and Chartered Member of the CIPD, Ruth joined Waterman Aspen in September 2013. Having worked in both public and private sectors in the UK, and for one of the largest construction companies in Ireland, Ruth brings a wealth of general and industry specific knowledge to the business. As a member of the Senior Management Board, Ruth advises on all HR-related matters affecting the organisation by ever-changing legislation, economy and environment.
Fun fact – A qualified RYA Yachtmaster, Ruth believes there is “absolutely nothing half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats”.
Trevor Sadowski - Finance Director - 07391 407765
Trevor joined Waterman Aspen in January 2020 but has been an employee of the larger Waterman Group since December 2008, working for the Group Finance department. His role encompasses the usual finance responsibilities including monthly reporting, budgeting and forecasting, cash management and management of a team that ensures the company has strict control over its customer invoicing and payments to suppliers.
Fun fact – In his spare time, Trevor enjoys landscape and travel photography and is an active member of the Royal Photographic Society.
Chris Young - Divisional Director - 07500 944194
Chris joined Waterman Aspen in 2007 as a Senior Engineer, specialising in traffic and highway engineering, and has progressed his career with Waterman Aspen to Divisional Director. Chris is responsible for the West Midlands region, along with leading the national Road Safety Audit service within Waterman Aspen.
Fun fact – Outside work, Chris is a keen family man and an avid sports fan. His passions include cycling, playing football and watching Tottenham Hotspur.
Andrew Bruce - Divisional Director - 07726 694290
Andrew joined the company in 2008, and has played a key role in the growth of the business in the North East, resulting in him taking over the management of the region from January 2017. Andrew’s role involves business development, staff recruitment, training and overseeing the North East management team.
Fun fact – Outside of work, Andrew spends much of his spare time with his young family. His son is already showing an appetite for regular visits to St James’ Park to follow Newcastle United, so a love of football must be in the blood!
Danny Green - Divisional Director - 07500 944195
Danny joined Waterman Aspen in May 2001 and through a number of promotions, is now responsible for the professional development of staff and business in the West Midlands. Also an experienced Highway Design engineer, he has delivered some significant highway improvements schemes during his time on secondment to Waterman Aspen clients.
Fun fact – Outside of work, family life keeps him busy whilst also enjoying the company of his friends and watching West Brom or the England and Warwickshire Bears cricket teams.
Andrew Woodliffe - Divisional Director, Water - 07391 407951
Andrew is the Divisional Director for Water and responsible for the diversification and growth in this sector. Andrew joined the company in 2016 and has played a pivotal role in the growth of the Water business nationally. Andrew leads on business development, staff recruitment and management in Water and works closely with Water colleagues in Waterman Group and CTi.
Fun fact – Andrew has a passion for travel which often sees him throwing himself head first down a black run with his snowboard strapped to his feet or fishing in the backwaters of Sanibel Island off the West Coast of Florida with his father-in-law.
Profit Centre Managers
Paul Bradford - Business Support Director - 07738 417438
Paul joined Waterman Aspen in 1990. After twenty years on secondment working mostly on major maintenance projects in the South East, he joined the Business Support team. Paul has the overall responsibility for the Business Support functions including the management of head office staff, InTime/InPay and the company car fleet.
Fun fact – Paul enjoys music and has been a karate practitioner for many years.
Vince Mandeir - Projects Director - 07921 699153
Vince joined Waterman Aspen in 2005 as Area Manager in the East Midlands region. Having helped to successfully grow the business in the region, he was soon promoted to Associate Director and then became Regional Director for the Central region in 2013. Vince’s role entails business development, staff recruitment and management to our specialist secondment service.
Fun fact – Vince is an aspiring single figure handicap golfer and an avid sports fan who enjoys skiing and has almost walked the entire coastline of England with his dogs.
Neil Soloman - Regional Director, Yorkshire & Humber - 07834 500223
Neil joined Waterman Aspen’s Yorkshire and The Humber Region as Area Manager in 2004, was promoted to Associate Director, and then to Regional Director in December 2015. His engineering background is in Traffic, Transportation, Road Safety and Highways Development Management, and he is now responsible for the financial management, business development and staff recruitment of his 50-strong Engineering team.
Fun fact – Neil’s a competitive squash player, a keen skier, and his 40-year old VW Camper gets him away to music festivals and beaches.
Teresa Hylton - Regional Director, East Midlands - 07884 653256
Teresa became a Regional Director in 2017 and is responsible for nearly 60 staff and managers. Teresa has a background in civil engineering, including surveying, design and project management. She has experience in both private and public sectors and continues to enjoy the technical secondment work. She has strong involvement with the Midlands Highways Alliance, promoting the successes of a collaborative framework with our partners.
Fun fact – Teresa is also a STEM Ambassador, helping spread the word and educate the future engineers of the industry.
Tanweer Araf - Regional Director, West Midlands - 07469 119092
Tan joined Waterman Aspen in 2013 as an Area Manager, and has progressed his career with Waterman to Regional Director. Tan is responsible for the West Midlands region, covering the local authority areas of Birmingham, and the Black Country, along with Telford & Wrekin and Worcestershire.
Fun fact – Outside of work, family life keeps Tan busy, especially running around after his 2 little children, and fitting in a round golf.
Paul Barclay - Recruitment Director - 07741 305468
Paul joined Waterman Aspen in 2015 and is responsible for assisting the company’s regional teams with recruitment. Based in Chelmsford, Paul leads a recruitment team dedicated to sourcing top talent across the country.
Fun fact – Outside of work, you will find Paul at the gym training for his powerlifting competitions, competing at national level, or managing his daughter’s football team.
Vincent Valario - Regional Director, London North - 07500 944276
Vincent joined Waterman Aspen in October 2019 as Regional Director for London North. He has worked in the private and public sectors and is responsible for business development and growth. He is a born and bred Tottenham Hotspur supporting Londoner, who loves nothing more than exploring countries and cultures through his belly!
Fun fact – Vincent also enjoys spending time with his family and friends and injury permitting, playing Basketball and Football.
Simon Wanklyn - Regional Director, SW & Wales - 07884 653249
Simon joined Waterman Aspen as the Regional Director of South West and Wales in 2020. He is a Chartered Engineer and Project Manager with experience of working in the UK and Middle East. As a highways, civil, transport and infrastructure engineer, he specialises in major transport projects including a transport and spectator strategy for a Qatar 2022 World Cup stadium.
Fun fact – Outside work Simon is a keen traveller and enjoys experiencing different cultures and cuisines. He is a proud Welshman, always found watching rugby union and watching Tottenham Hotspur.
Lee Baldry - Regional Director, Central - 07587 550438
Lee joined Waterman Aspen in 2014 as an Area Manager, having previously been both a staff member and a Waterman Aspen Client. His career has progressed, first becoming Associate Director in 2016 and then Regional Director in January 2021. Lee is responsible for the Central region covering Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Luton, Milton Keynes, Oxfordshire, Peterborough, Norfolk and Suffolk.
Fun fact – Lee has two children and is a keen guitarist, playing gigs and recording music with his band.
Tim Kershaw - Associate Director, Scotland - 07552 276444
Tim joined Waterman Aspen in 2013, becoming an Associate Director in 2015. Tim leads a management team of 5, serving sustained demand for our services and successfully growing our business in roads and transportation, along with civil and structural engineering across a wide and diverse client base in Scotland.
Fun fact – Tim is a keen cyclist and enjoys nothing more than getting out and hitting the mountain bike trails or exploring the quiet roads around the Scottish Borders.