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UK & Europe
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Project, Programme & Mission optimisation
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Our Greatest Strength
The strength of Different By Design originates from our people. We target to recruit the very best, at every level of the organisation.
Thomas J Keegan FBCI
Chief Executive Officer

Tom Keegan is the Chief Executive Officer of DBD and leads teams globally in solving some of our clients most complex problems. Tom is passionate about leading both our business and major client programmes with 20 years experience in critical infrastructure, defence, national security and nuclear missions. Tom has also consulted in broader industries, bringing a range of skills and experiences to ensure we help our clients and colleagues remain Different By Design.
Andy Craven
Director of Finance

Andy is a Fellow of the Institute of Global Management Accountants (CIMA) qualifying in 2006 and becoming a fellow of the Institute in 2009. He has extensive experience working in a Construction Company operating at Board Level with responsibility for Finance, HR, Governance & IT. He has experience working within both Private and Public Sector Organisations.
Stephanie Bramwell
Chief Commercial Officer

Stephanie is a dynamic commercial and legal professional experienced in developing and implementing commercial strategies to enable strong continuing client relationships. Her work also involves ensuring safe and compliant delivery of complex services in highly regulated working environments. Stephanie is also responsible for HR within our team, keeping DBD compliant with all regulations but going above and beyond by owning our ability to empower our people through growth, development and wellbeing.
David Parr
Chief Client Officer

David is an experienced business leader with a proven track record in managing client relationships and driving positive change in projects and operations for global businesses. David has more than 40 years’ commercial experience, 10 within the Nuclear sector. His significant knowledge of working with global clients who operate in highly regulated and demanding markets is why he is our chief client officer, he develops a complete understanding of the individual challenges clients face to ensure we offer solutions that bring added value both now and in the future.
David Cuming
Chief Engineering Officer

David has worked at the interface between chemical engineering design and process modelling for more than 25 years in the global process and nuclear industries. This has been across the complete client engagement lifecycle; from multi-billion dollar consortium engagements, to large capital build design and construction projects through to small yet value creating technical reviews. David has been with DBD from 2006 and is now our chief engineering officer, responsible for ensuring that we have engineering teams that wow our clients.

Gareth Watkins
Chief Programme Officer

Gareth is responsible for leading our optimisation capability where we support clients with their most complex problems and help them make right first time decisions. Gareth is skilled in the management of international project teams delivering large (£500M+) multi discipline construction, manufacturing and installation contracts. Gareth is also highly adept at the implementation of best practice in failing projects to ensure delivery in line with original project key performance indicators.
John Hurst
Chief Technical Officer

John has over 30 years of experience within the nuclear industry and has detailed knowledge of nuclear safety, engineering deliverables and disciplines. He has extensive experience of working in nuclear site licence companies to improve safety and business performance through cultural change and application of best practice. John has taken the safety lead in numerous projects enabling risk reduction and mitigation whilst finding pragmatic solutions to challenges which had delayed existing projects. John is responsible for the technical governance that ensures the quality of the output and safety responsibilities of DBD.
Our team are #DifferentByDesign
We're proud to do things differently, and invest in people who stand out from the crowd with their work.
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