About McCulloch Group

McCulloch Group has one purpose – to create the world’s most innovative rail infrastructure solutions. We design and create machines that make the railways safer, generate time and cost efficiencies, and now – with the launch of our first entirely electric product – make the railways greener. 

We have a rich history born out of curiosity and searching for a better way of doing things; our services and  products are made for rail people, by rail people. 

Get to know our team

At McCulloch, our strength is our people. We pride ourselves on nuturing new talent
and providing ample opportunities for people within the Group to develop and progress. 

David Girdler

Chief Executive Officer

Having held a number of Senior Management roles within the Civil Engineering sector, David heads up the Executive Leadership team and is a Board Director at McCulloch Group. Utilising his commercial awareness, senior business experience and appreciation for people allows him to achieve further growth and success for the business.

Annice Palmer

Head of Sales and Business Development

Annice has decades of experience working in Business Development roles within the Rail industry. With a strong focus on strategy and growth and a customer-focused approach to her work, Annice is a valuable addition to the McCulloch Leadership team.

Nicola Hoy

Head of Finance

Holding a number of senior finance roles prior to joining McCulloch and with 18 years of experience in Finance, Nicola is an experienced professional heading up McCulloch’s Finance Team. She gained her fellowship with CIMA in 2015.

Ray Bentley

Head of Health Safety
Environment & Quality

With over 40 years’ experience in construction, Ray was promoted from Health and Safety Manager to Head of HSEQ and is now responsible for health and safety governance across McCulloch Group.

Ian Morgan

Head of Engineering
& Innovation

With 30 years’ experience in the industry and having held a previous role with Network Rail, Ian Morgan leads the McCulloch Group engineering functions and innovation.

Leigh Beynon

Head of People

Leigh Beynon joined McCulloch Group as Head of People at the end of 2021 after holding the position of HR Director at global events company Informa. Leigh is implementing a people-focused approach within McCulloch Group.

Jon Davies

Head of Operations

With an extensive background in rail operations and now ten years with McCulloch under his belt, Jon took on the role of Head of Operations in 2021, leading some of our most challenging projects.

Jim Stevenson

Head of Special Projects

With decades of experience in some of the Railway’s biggest names, including Babcock International and Amco Rail, Jim enables our most innovative projects with his can-do attitude.

Alex Nairn

Head of IT

Having worked in IT for almost ten years, Alex keeps our IT and internal processes running smoothly, across all companies within the McCulloch Group. 

Is McCulloch Group the next career step for you?

“Our mission is to combine our passion, experience and agility to deliver truly innovative solutions to infrastructure clients on a global basis, delivered with utmost integrity – this is the McCulloch Way.”