Details about Ian Holcroft
Having worked in Procurement and Supply Chain in Construction/Infrastructure for over 30 years, Ian joined Murphy at the beginning of November 2017. He achieved Fellowship status with CIPS in 2017 and in his spare time is Chairman of Blackburn RUFC.
Head of Procurement (BU)
Details about Matt Paget
Matt has over 25 years mixed construction and infrastructure experience, gained within the commercial, transportation and defence sectors.
He has worked at J. Murphy & Sons for over 5 years and is our Head of Procurement for Transportation.
Having commenced his career as a QS, transitioning to procurement in 2009, Matt understands the importance of a successful pre construction phase, the relationships that we form with our supply chain, also our early and clear engagement will dictate whether our schemes will be deemed a success or failure.
Head of Procurement at Murphy Plant
Details about Jason Chadwick
Jason has been working in Procurement for 28 years, in that time he has led the Procurement function at J Murphy and Sons for 13 years. Since his time at Murphy began, Jason has worked across the UK, Ireland and Canada in the Power, Rail, Civils, Oil & Gas and Water Sectors. Key Projects that Jason has led the procurement function in are @ HS2 Enabling, CP5 for Network Rail, Electricity Alliance for National Grid, KMI Water /KMI+ for United Utilities, REAL and Trueast Alliances.
Senior Procurement Manager
Details about Suzanne Cunningham
Suzanne is the Senior Procurement Manager for our M4 Energy Business Unit and is based in Stonecross. The M4 Energy division delivers projects across the power, oil & gas pipelines and marine sectors. She has been with J. Murphy & Sons for just over 5 years and has nearly 20 years’ experience in a range of dedicated procurement and supply chain roles. Suzanne manages a team of procurement professionals across the Stonecross, Leeds and Kentish Town offices.
Senior Procurement Manager
Details about Matt Barney
For the past 13 years Matt has undertaken several Procurement and Supply Chain roles within the construction industry, this was hugely facilitated by his participation between 2007 - 2010 in an integrated and collaborative course of academic study with Severn Trent Water and the Supply Chain. This experience also allowed Matt to achieve CIPS accreditation in 2012.
Within the Procurement and Supply Chain field, Matt has worked with businesses and clients to enable efficiencies through the introduction of strategic procurement initiatives and formal collaborative working practices aligned to ISO4401.
Senior Procurement Manager
Details about James Riley
James has worked in Procurement for over 25 years within the Construction industry and, more specifically, heavy civil engineering projects. Prior to joining J. Murphy and Sons in 2016 James had spent 5 years with Volker Fitzpatrick and previously 14 years with Laing Civil Engineering, later to become Laing O’Rourke Infrastructure. Having worked on several major projects including the Second Severn Crossing, Millennium Stadium and Heathrow Terminal 5, James’ experience lends itself perfectly to his current role as the Procurement Lead for the London Power Tunnels 2 scheme in joint venture with Hochtief UK.
Details about Cathal Bannon
Cathal has over 30 years experience in the business with Murphy, having worked across the UK, South Africa and Ireland. He started his career in London as a Trainee Cost Accountant prior to operating at various levels within the Natural Resources, Water and Wastewater, and Civils sectors. At Murphy International Cathal played an integral part in the introduction of the Central Procurement Function to the business in Ireland. He currently leads the Procurement Function servicing the Civils, Structural Steel, Pipe fabrications, Water, Piling & Processing divisions.
Details about Andrew Keighley
Andrew is a senior buyer within the M4 Energy Division of Murphy sourcing subcontract works on both live projects and work winning tenders. He has been working for Murphy for 5¼ years, having previously worked for another blue chip utilities construction contractor for a further 6½ years, procuring goods and services in the energy, gas and water markets.
Previous to that, he worked in the telecommunications industry for 13 years delivering managed services to the Ministry of Defence, emergency services and central government bodies.
Details about Graham McDonough
Graham joined J Murphy & Sons in January 2013 and is currently a Senior Buyer for the M4 Energy business unit based in Stonecross. He originally joined the Land & Marine business sector and has since gained vast experience working across various sectors, including oil & gas, power, and rail, while helping to deliver a diverse range of projects. Graham has nearly 15 years of experience in the construction industry in related procurement roles.
Details about Adam Callaghan
Adam has 20 years’ experience working within buying roles in the construction industry and joined Murphy in 2016. He currently works as Senior Buyer in the M4 Energy Business Unit.
Prior to this he has worked for several companies including United Utilities and Interserve (Keir, Murphy, Inverse Joint Venture).
He has helped to deliver a diverse range of products from heavy civils and road construction to cross country pipelines and key water infrastructure.
Details about Gerry Lennon
Details about Andrew Jackson
Andrew works on a number of M2 projects such as TRU East Alliance, East West Rail and HS2 Enabling works Via Land & Marine and Balfour Beatty Vinci as a Senior Buyer.
Andrew has over 14 years of experience in the Construction and Infrastructure sectors having started his journey on a graduate programme working in key accounts at Saint-Gobain before moving in to the procurement profession for a family run M&E subcontractor. Andrew has since worked for companies such as Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions, Taylor Wimpey and Seddon before joining the Murphy Family just over a year ago.
Outside of work Andrew enjoys spending his down time with family and likes to keep active through sportive cycling and going to the gym. In 2020 Andrew cycled across Portugal and Spain to raise money for End Youth Homelessness charity.
Details about Martin Seddon
Martin has been with Murphy's for 2 Months as a 'Buyer (sub-Contractor) and is really enjoying his time so far and the new challenges it brings.
The role of the sub-con buyer is to help the project teams to procure any work packages that require external assistance, agreeing on terms and costs throughout the process from the Tender Stage through to deliverance.
Details about Lorraine Jones
Lorraine has 15 years of experience within rail, working for a mixture of Train Manufacturers, Freight Companies and Multi Discipline Contractors, such as Bombardier, EWS Railway and VolkerRail. She has recently joined the Murphy Family Team currently to support the Castleford Diversionary Route. When Lorraine is not working, her favourite hobby is travelling because she loves discovering new places inside and outside the UK. She likes spending time in nature and capturing all the wonderful moments of life and has recently become part of the VDUB community by investing in her first VW campervan. Lorraine is a secret adrenaline junkie, she will try anything once, and has taken part in Skydiving, White Water Rafting, Wakeboarding, Underwater Scuba Sea Scooter, Biplane and Helicopter Rides, Cliff Jumping although that was definitely a one off “Ouchhhh”.
Details about Luke Pendlington
Luke has now been at Murphy just over a year after joining in September 2020. He is currently delivering material and subcontract packages as part of the Trans-Pennine Route upgrade improving rail connectivity in the north and the Rail Electrification Alliance which aims to fully electrify the East Coast Mainline between Edinburgh and London.
The graduate programme has allowed Luke to rotate around different parts of Murphy's overall procurement function and has given him the platform to develop by being part of several teams. This has involved material buying for the M2 transportation team, focusing mainly on earthworks, being entrusted with Murphy Utilities, and gaining an in-depth knowledge of the strategic side of the business in the Central Procurement Team.
Details about Ben Langley
Ben graduated from university in May 2021 to which he joined the graduate programme that summer and has completed his first year. He is current rotation places him on the Transpennine Route Upgrade East which is situated between Leeds and York, allowing him to gain a wider variety of knowledge, subcontracts and a better understanding of the end to end rail process and functionality. His previous rotation saw him part of the materials team in M1 transportation team working on a variety of different projects, both Earthworks and Structures, predominately for the CP6 framework. Life outside of work, Ben enjoys keeping active through the gym, running and playing for a football team. He loves a hike / adventure and will go sprawling up a mountain whenever he can!
Details about Samuel Wilson
Sam is a procurement apprentice. started is journey with Murphy in September, and during his time here has been meeting the procurement team and have been trying to learn as much as possible. He looks forward to his future at Murphy.
Senior Procurement Manager - Specialist Business
Details about Naveen Arain
Senior Buyer - Specialist Business
Details about Adam Titmuss
Adam is a senior buyer working across the Bulks team and Specialist Business Units within Murphy sourcing materials for live projects as well as supporting the work winning teams.
He has been working for Murphy for 3 ½ years having previously worked across Multi-Utility and M&E sectors.
Buyer - Specialist Business
Details about Patrick Campbell
Patrick joined Murphy in 2018 as part of the graduate programme, predominantly working on subcontract procurement across a range of Structures, Earthworks, Buildings and E&P projects in the Transportation sector. Patrick is now leading Subcontract Procurement for the Specialist Businesses, including Construction/Building. Patrick achieved MCIPS chartership in 2021.
Buyer - Specialist Business
Details about Charles Spooner
Charlie is buyer within the Central Procurement team that has been with the business just under 4 years. He started as a procurement intern during his degree and then re-joined the business after graduating as an assistant buyer. He has worked in a number of roles within procurement such as – Oxford Steet District Project, M5 and Central Procurement. He is currently managing 4 strategic suppliers based in PPE, construction accessories and fixings & fastenings. This is alongside assisting the Bulks teams with enquiries to our major concrete, aggregate, waste and rebar suppliers for both tenders and live projects.
Assistant Buyer - Specialist Business
Details about Suki Sinclair
Suki has worked for Murphy for over 3 and a half years. Her role has changed and developed vastly from the time that she joined, and she is now an Assistant Buyer working within the Bulks Team and dealing with waste procurement and compliance group wide.
She is currently studying for her CIPS Level 4 and Apprenticeship in Commercial Procurement & Supply, which she hopes to complete in 2023.
Assistant Buyer - Specialist Business
Details about Annamaria Circiog
Anna joined J Murphy and Sons in December 2019 and is currently an Assistant Buyer for Central Procurement, working across Specialist Business Unit and LPT2 in the London Offices, sourcing materials and supporting the estimating teams. Prior to this she has worked in the Utility Sector mainly on Water and Power Projects.
Procurement Apprentice - Specialist Business
Details about Leslie Childs
As a Procurement Apprentice working for Murphy, Leslie is in a position to learn from some of the best industry professionals on a daily basis and work on some of the best projects in the country.
He is currently working across different live projects on specialist business units, sourcing and purchasing materials, managing suppliers and implementing procurement strategies.
Details about Sofie Hughes
Sofie is a procurement graduate and has been at Murphy’s for 18 months. The graduate programme has allowed her to have exposure to central procurement, transportation, and is currently working within the procurement team of Murphy Plant; the graduate programme has presented a variety of involvement across the different business units. Sofie is currently undertaking her CIPS qualification in order to enhance her procurement and business knowledge to further her career as a buyer.
Buyer - Murphy Plant
Details about Emma Wilson
Emma has been with Murphy’s since 2015, however joined Murphy Plant as a buyer in 2018. Emma is based in Golborne but, covers all depots and satellite sites. Day to day, this entails anything from ordering parts for vehicles, to more complex business requirements such as Capex ordering and subcontract works, as well as building and maintaining supplier relationships with our supply chain and ensuring Murphy Plant can operate effectively in getting kit out for hire.
Assistant Buyer - Murphy Plant
Details about Jack Newens
Jack is the assistant buyer for Murphy Plant procurement team. He has now been working with the company for just over 3 years, firstly starting out as an apprentice admin, then moving over to a hire coordinator position. He helps cover parts of the procurement plant function such as ordering parts and consumables, onboarding suppliers while also maintaining great relationships and covers the MPL Orders inbox. He is currently working towards his level 3 CIPS qualification and has ambitions of becoming a buyer in the near future.
Pre-Contract Commercial Manager - Transportation
Details about David Vine
David has been with the company for one year this August and is our Pre-Contract Commercial Manager.
He commenced his career as a Quantity Surveyor and has over 16 years’ experience ranging from new build offices, oil terminals and schools in the construction and education sectors, as well as telecoms.
Since converting into the procurement department at J. Murphy & Sons, his knowledge and practises supports a pro-active approach to safe guard ourselves contractually when entering new schemes.
Senior Buyer - Transportation
Details about Bryn Mor
Bryn is relatively new to Murphy’s team, after joining us in November 2022 as a Senior Buyer. With 10 years of procurement experience within the construction, infrastructure and rail sectors, he is heading up the procurement for the Beaulieu Park Station project. He is excited about developing his career with Murphy’s and being part of a large team of well-qualified and experienced individuals, delivering one of Murphy’s largest projects.
Senior Buyer - Transportation
Details about Louise Day
Louise has over 16 years’ mixed experience in construction and infrastructure. Prior to working at Murphy, Louise supported the UK’s infrastructure, moving into Civil Engineering, Groundworks, and the Nuclear/Energy sector.
Louise has been working with Murphy for over 4 years, and her role sits in the Transportation Business Unit, focusing on the CP6 Framework, working on the rail industries’ Structures, Earthworks & Drainages, AFA, Canopy and Platform Refurbishments projects.
Details about James Walker
James has over 10 years’ experience in procurement, working in Infrastructure, Water and Transportation.
Having joined Murphy as an Assistant Buyer, James has been at Murphy’s for 10 years, and is currently leading the CP6 Anglia Framework.
James has a keen interest in supply chain relationships, whilst harnessing them for win-win outcomes to help drive improvement and value within the supply chain.
Buyer - Transportation
Details about Honor Buddington
Honor has been working within the construction industry for nearly 5 years within the admin, defect and procurement departments. She has been working with the company for just over 1 year and has recently been promoted to Buyer on Transportation Renewals for Anglia, leading on the CP6 subcontract procurement and is responsible for aiding in the delivery of a variety of projects across the Structures, AFA and E&P disciplines.
Assistant Buyer - Transportation
Details about James McCarthy
James brings experience working across the construction industry, mainly in procurement and supply chain within the Highways sector. Throughout his career, he has worked on a variety of projects, ranging from residential development to highways and bridges. James has held a variety of positions, which has enabled him to develop a passion for people and build new relationships within the supply chain and throughout the industry.
James joined J. Murphy & Sons in February 2023 as an Assistant Buyer for the Northwest and Central Transportation team.
Procurement Graduate - Transportation
Details about Irina Morais
Irina is relatively new to Murphy’s team, starting in June 2022 as Procurement Graduate, and joined the M1 Transportation team in January 2023 on her second rotation. She is currently working on CP6 Framework, the Beaulieu Park Station, and the Cambridge Station projects. She is excited about developing her career with Murphy’s and being part of delivering two of Murphy’s largest projects.