Douglas was appointed Executive Chairman – UK in January 2020 and is responsible for the strategic development of Gleeds’ UK business.
Having led teams of more than 1500 people and managed budgets in excess of £200m, Douglas has fulfilled a wide range of roles in the construction and infrastructure sectors at international level. Previously Chief Executive Officer of WYG Group, Douglas has advised on the strategic direction of global consultancies in the real estate sector, including as Chief Executive Officer of Currie & Brown’s former entity Sweett Group and Group Managing Director of the rail division of Atkins in the UK.
Starting his career as an apprentice, Douglas is particularly passionate about championing opportunity for the next generation of leaders, and previously acted as Commissioner for the UK Commission for Employment & Skills.
Douglas holds an MSc in Construction Management and a BSc in Quantity Surveying. He is Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a Fellow and Non-Executive Director of the Institute of Collaborative Working and a Trustee of Let It Flow Engineering (LIFE), a charity funding water and sanitation projects in developing countries.