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Steve Murray currently jointly owns WT Jenkins Ltd, an electrical contractor based in Liverpool. Steve joined WT Jenkins Ltd in 2000 whilst undertaking an HND in electrical engineering. Six years later, he became co-owner of the business with Tony King.
After serving his apprenticeship, Steve worked for Stark and McCormick for 16 years carrying out all aspects of electrical installation, maintenance and repair.
Steve has been an ECA Council member since May 2014, having previously been a branch and regional chair for a number of years

Sean began his career with WT Parker (Now EJ Parker Technical Services) as an electrical apprentice in 1973 and progressed within the company, being appointed Managing Director in 1997, Group Managing Director and Group CEO in 2007 and Chair in 2018. He led company to being the largest independent M&E contractor in the East Midlands prior to acquisition by Edwin James Group in 2017.

Sean has been an ECA Council Delegate since 2008 and an ECA Board Director since 2012 and he also sits on the Major Contractors Forum, having previously held positions as ECA Branch and REC Chair.

Stuart started as an apprentice electrician in 1986 on a CITB training scheme; started his own business in 1997 and became a Director of Stromtechs Ltd in 2007; Since joining the ECA Stuart has been Vice Chairman and Chairman (4 years) of the Thames Valley Branch; Thames Valley Branch representative at the Central South REC for at least 5 years; Central South representative on Council since May 2019.

Upon leaving school in 1981, David joined his father's electrical contracting business as an apprentice while studying at Walsall College. 

After several years as a fully qualified electrician on the tools, David set up Chancery Contracts Ltd in 1992. In the 27 years since, the family-run business has grown considerably and now employs around 20 electrical operatives, including apprentices.


Steve was appointed ECA Group Chief Executive Officer in October 2010, having previously served as Deputy CEO from February 2010.  Steve joined the ECA from Magna Housing Group where he was Group Business Development Director and MD of Charter Ltd and Affordable Homes UK. 

Steve’s career consists of senior positions, both executive and non-executive, centred around the building services and construction sectors including a number of non-executive chairman’s roles within property development companies.  Prior to his time with Magna, he was Group Commercial Director with CORGI and MD of CORGI Services Ltd where he was recognised by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) as one of Britain’s top 200 businessmen in 2002 and 2003.

Steve is a Chartered Director and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors.  He is also a Non-Executive Director of numerous industry bodies including Build UK, JTL, Electrical Safety First, the JIB, the Electrical Industries Charity and EC Insurance Group.

Paul Reeve has held a number of senior policy and business roles within the organisation. He has an extensive track record in public affairs and media relations, having previously held senior roles at the Engineering Employers’ Federation and the Chemical Industries Association.

Paul is a Fellow of both IOSH and IEMA. He is currently on the advisory board of the certification body Exova BM Trada, and is Deputy Chairman of SSIP and the HSE’s construction ‘Managing risk’ group.

Helen became ECA’s director of member services in September 2014 and is responsible for the Regional Teams, Member Services, IT, Marketing and Digital Transformation.

Previously, Helen worked for the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) where she was director of strategy and communications. Prior to that, she was director of client services at CORGI and membership services director at BTS.

Helen is an affiliate of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.  

Martyn was appointed ECA Group Finance Director in 2010. He first joined the Association back in 1988 as an Accountant for the employee benefits division, and then progressed to become Financial Controller for the Association and also General Manager of the Benefits Division. In 2005 with new financial service regulations coming into force, he became the Managing Director of EC Insurance Services Limited which then went through the process to become the regulated body for managing the employee benefits provision.

Prior to joining the Association he was involved with a sports sponsorship company and also gained extensive post qualification accounting and auditing experience with the firm he trained with as an articled clerk as far back as 1971. That firm was first called Hill Vellacott and following various mergers it is now known as Moore Stephens.

Martyn is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He is also a non-executive director of numerous subsidiary/associated and affiliated companies and Secretary for the Association and the ECA Pension Scheme.

Mike Smith became ECA’s Technical Director in 2019. Mike previously held a variety of commercial roles at SES Engineering Services over a 25 year period, including as the firm’s estimating and sector director. Mike has worked on projects totalling tens of millions of pounds, helping the firm grow its turnover significantly.

Born near Newcastle upon Tyne in the North East, Mike is the son of an architect who worked for construction firm Taylor Woodrow. Mike followed in his father’s footsteps, joining the construction industry as an electrical apprentice straight from school just before his 16th birthday. Mike’s JIB electrical apprenticeship was with R & I Harrison in Leeds, which resulted in him gaining Approved Electrician status.

Mike was previously ECA President 2017/18, having been senior vice president for one year prior to that. He had held numerous other roles with the ECA since becoming directly involved back in 1999.

Before joining ECA, Andrew spent four-and-a-half years as Crossrail’s Head of Employee Relations. Prior to this he worked for the Olympic Delivery Authority’s delivery partner, and for several years in employee relations roles at the BESA and the Engineering Construction Association.

Andrew is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a member of the advisory panel for Greenwich University’s Work and Employment Relations Unit, and a regular guest lecturer at Exeter University’s Business School.

Having joined ECA in 2018, Rob qualified as a solicitor and mediator with extensive construction and FM experience, obtained in private practice and trade associations.  He is widely known in the industry for his active contribution to dialogue between industry players and Government on a range of business-related issues, on behalf of the engineering services sector.

Rob is also an SME Business Advisor to the Cabinet Office/Crown Commercial Services. He is an active advocate of digital business solutions and, based on his personal experience, a passionate advocate of the commercial benefits of mentoring, diversity and wider inclusion in industry.

Terry was appointed Group Financial Controller in January 2018, having joined the Association in 2013 as Chief Accountant. Terry is responsible for overseeing a small team that look after the day to finances of the Association and is based in the Sevenoaks office. Terry is also a Trustee of the Electrical Industries charity and a non-executive director of BASEC.

Terry is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and has worked as a qualified accountant for over 25 years. Most of that time has been running finance functions in a variety of industries, everything from motorbike racing to logistics and manufacturing and prior to joining ECA Terry had spent the previous 14 years in construction based companies.

Terry is a keen triathlete, proving that a lack of sporting ability is no barrier to taking part.

Daniel joined the ECA as Head of Marketing and Digital Transformation in October 2019. He is responsible for all aspects of the ECA marketing strategy, with a focus on building a strong ECA brand presence across our industry. He manages a team which implements proactive and forward-thinking tactics that enable the ECA to attract new Members.

Daniel and his team work closely with all ECA business functional areas and regions, to ensure that existing Members and Associates are fully aware and making maximum use of the many value-adding services and benefits offered by the ECA.

Daniel has over 20 years of professional marketing experience and has held senior positions in a range of both commercial and not for profit organisations.

Carolyn joined ECA in June 2014 as Head of Education and Training. Prior to this she worked for 23 years in pharmaceuticals manufacturing in various roles with a global remit, followed by 5 years working with automotive and aerospace companies across the UK on skills projects and funding applications. She is also a trustee of the industry charity, NET.

Steve joined the association in 1998 and has overseen many changes in regard to systems used within the group. He manages a small team from the Sevenoaks office, who run the day to day IT operations, as well as the development team who look after the systems and websites that are used to support membership activities.

Having worked in the IT industry for many years, Steve has managed IT environments across a number of sectors, ranging from insurance, publishing and certification through to trade and membership bodies.

Steve works closely with all the companies within the ECA family and is currently the chairman to the ECA staff pension scheme.

Phil joined the ECA in 2005 and is responsible for Human Resources in the ECA Group.

Prior to joining the Association Phil worked for Air Products PLC, a global industrial gases and chemicals manufacturer in a number of senior HR generalist roles, both in the UK and overseas. This followed several years working in industrial relations with a major contractor in the UK engineering and construction industry.

Jane joined ECA in December 2020. She is responsible for ECA’s public relations and public affairs strategies and operation. Jane’s team works across all policy areas, producing content for publication on ECA’s digital and print channels and in media outlets. Jane works collaboratively with industry partners on a range of communications initiatives.


Jane has over a decade of experience working in charity communications and public affairs, as well as international experience promoting renewable energy initiatives.

Phip was appointed ECA Head of Regions in April 2019. She joined ECA in 2014, and was later appointed ECA Business Development Manager (South) to primarily identify new business opportunities and different ways to reach both existing and new electrotechnical markets.

Prior to this Phip held a number of management positions within education, recruitment, sales and marketing.

To see the details of all of our regional teams, you can go to our Regional Page.

Stephen became ECA Business Development Manager (North) in March 2016 to primarily identify new business opportunities and different ways to reach both existing and new electro technical markets. He works closely with the marketing department to create enhanced service offerings to better meet the needs of prospective and existing ECA members and associates. His role focuses on the recruitment and retention of electrical and specialist contracting businesses and building strong relationships with client specifier organisations and key stakeholders across the northern based regions within the ECA.

Stephen is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and as well as working within the electrical contracting industry immediately prior to joining the ECA in 2008, has also held a number of senior management and store opening roles within various retail and wholesale organisations across the UK.

Stephen covers the following regions within the North: North West, North East, West Midlands, East Midlands and part of Eastern region.

Andy joined the ECA from Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years where he was Membership Services Manager responsible for the 35,000 members of the organisation. 

Andy’s 14 years in customer service has seen him work in Financial Services, Charity and Utility Services, with a set focus on customer service and identifying procedural improvements to enhance the customer journey. 

Luke joined ECA's technical team in 2018. Luke completed a mechanical and electrical apprenticeship with the Ford Motor Company in 1997 and has since held many technical roles, from site engineer to development engineer and global support.  Following completion of an engineering degree with a specialisation in sustainability, Luke ran his own renewable energy installation company, with a particular focus on solar.