Jim Arnold Chief Executive
Jim Arnold Chief Executive

Jim has been Chief Executive of M Group Services since 2016, having started with the business in 1999.

As Chief Executive of M Group Services, Jim has overall responsibility for the operation and performance of the £1.7bn Group which operates through its four divisions of Water, Energy, Transport and Telecom.

Jim has worked in the utility and infrastructure sector for 30 years and is a Fellow of the ICE.

Andrew Findlay Chief Financial Officer
Andrew Findlay Chief Financial Officer

Andrew is a chartered accountant with deep financial expertise gained from multiple industries. Alongside his Finance responsibilities he has held roles with accountability for IT, Logistics, Strategy and Procurement and covered interim CEO positions.

Andrew was previously the Chief Financial Officer of easyJet plc from 2015 until February 2021. Before joining easyJet, Andrew was Chief Financial Officer of Halfords plc and prior to that Director of Finance, Tax and Treasury at Marks and Spencer Group plc.  He formerly held senior finance roles with the London Stock Exchange and Cable & Wireless, in the UK and US. Andrew qualified as a chartered accountant with Coopers & Lybrand.

Andrew is a Non-Exec Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Rightmove plc.

Alain Loosveld Chief Operating Officer
Alain Loosveld Chief Operating Officer

Alain was appointed Chief Operating Officer of M Group Services in July 2022 and is responsible for the Water, Energy, Transport and Telecom Division together with M Group Services Plant & Fleet Solutions. He joined the business in 2004 to develop our telecom offering to what is currently the UK’s market leader. Alain has over 30 years industry experience gained in the UK, Ireland and Europe. He has a Master’s Degree in Economics and Business Administration.

 

Jim Winnicott Executive Director (Support Services)
Jim Winnicott Executive Director (Support Services)

Jim was appointed Executive Director, Support Services, of M Group Services in 2016.

Jim is responsible for the Support Services function of M Group Services which includes Group Procurement, Information Systems, Assurance, Risk Management and Governance. Jim also supports the acquisition and integration process of any new businesses into the M Group Services portfolio.

Artem Silonov Executive Director (M & A)
Artem Silonov Executive Director (M & A)

Artem was appointed Executive Director, M&A, of M Group Services in August 2017 and is the lead for all mergers and acquisitions undertaken within the Group.

Prior to that, Artem worked in investment banking, advising European corporate and private equity clients on M&A and capital markets transactions.

Colin Jellicoe Group HR Director
Colin Jellicoe Group HR Director

Colin Jellicoe was appointed Group HR Director in October 2019.

Following almost three years at Morrison Utility Services, Colin was appointed as Group HR Director for M Group Services. 

Colin’s primary objective will be to provide a Group-wide people strategy, sharing best practice, supporting divisional HR teams and maximising the opportunities for our people across the Group, ensuring we are able to attract, develop and retain the very best people.

Simon Best Managing Director - Energy
Simon Best Managing Director - Energy

Simon was appointed Managing Director of M Group Services’ Energy Division in 2021.

Simon previously worked for Coca-Cola Enterprises, Siemens Metering Services and Eastern Electricity and is CIMA qualified. 

Mark Turner Managing Director – Telecom
Mark Turner Managing Director – Telecom

Mark was appointed Manging Director – Telecom Division in July 2022.

Mark is responsible for M Group Services’ Telecom Division which includes Morrison Telecom Services, Magdalene, Avonline Networks and Waldon Telecom. Mark joined Magdalene in 2002 and in 20 years has helped oversee the company’s growth, more recently as their Managing Director.

Mark Hamilton Managing Director - Plant & Fleet
Mark Hamilton Managing Director - Plant & Fleet

Mark was appointed as Managing Director for M Group Services Plant & Fleet Solutions in October 2021.

Mark Hamilton joined us as Operations Director in March 2020, having previously held senior roles as Managing Director at PSS (part of A Plant/Sunbelt) and Head of Plant & Logistics Services at Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions.

John Edwards Managing Director - Water
John Edwards Managing Director - Water

John joined Morrison Utility Services in 2012 as a Contract Director and was appointed Managing Director of the Water Division in April 2021.

John has spent 20 years in the utility sector, working on traditional and alliance/joint venture contracts across the water, gas and telecom sectors. John has a DMS from Manchester Business School and has an MSc in Strategic Change Management. 

Andy Hunt Director of ESG & Innovation
Andy Hunt Director of ESG & Innovation

Andrew was appointed Director of ESG & Innovation in July 2021.

Having previously worked within the Group for almost nine years, Andrew has almost 30 years’ experience in the essential infrastructure service sector. Andrew is passionate about ensuring M Group Services is recognised for its outstanding record of environmental protection, health and safety standards, approach to innovation and commitment to the communities in which it operates.

Adrian Cooke Managing Director - Highways
Adrian Cooke Managing Director - Highways

Adrian joined M Group Services in 2021 following the acquisition of Skanska’s Infrastructure Services business, now rebranded to Milestone Infrastructure. He was appointed Managing Director of this business in 2015 and more recently as Managing Director of Transport Division - Highways in April 2021.

With over 30 years’ experience in highways and civil engineering sectors, Adrian has fulfilled senior leadership positions for Skanska UK and Accord Highways. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Highways and Transportation and has a master’s degree in Business Administration.

Adrian is responsible for the Highways element of the Transport Division which includes Milestone Infrastructure.

Richard Walker Managing Director - Rail & Aviation
Richard Walker Managing Director - Rail & Aviation

Richard joined the business in January 2020 as Chief Operating Officer of Dyer & Butler, and was appointed Managing Director - Transport Division Rail & Aviation in April 2021.

Richard has significant senior leadership experience, formerly the business director of Amey Rail Major Projects. Prior to joining Amey, he was Route Delivery Director in East Midlands and Project Director at Farringdon Station for Network Rail and before that 10 years with Costain.

Richard has an MEng in Civil Engineering and is chartered with the Institution of Civil Engineers, Association for Project Management and Society for the Environment.