Gareth is Managing Director and owner of Kaymac. Gareth has a background in Mechanical engineering where he undertook formal training at Treforest Polytechnics, which is now the University of Wales. Gareth then went onto qualify as a Commercial Diver in 1983 and worked in the North Sea and the Middle East until 1988 when he bought Kaymac Diving Services. Kaymac Marine & Civil Engineering Ltd. was registered in 1994 and the company has continued to provide diving services as well delivering Marine Civil Engineering projects.
Gareth’s duties include overseeing the running of the business and meeting his legal obligations as Director of the company.
Jeff Lippiett is the Operations Director with Kaymac. Jeff joined Kaymac in 1992 as a Commercial Diver/Diving Supervisor, became Operations Manager in 1995 and was appointed Operations Director in 2022. Currently, Jeff oversees all commercial aspects of all projects. He ensures that contracts are delivered on time and to budget with due consideration given to standards of quality, safety and the environment.
Rhys has worked for Kaymac since 2009 as a graduate engineer, and in 2022 he was appointed Projects Director. He has experience in the installation of a wide variety of scour protection systems, outfall installation, and general Marine Engineering works across the UK. He has worked closely with clients through Early Contractor Involvement to help develop schemes from the feasibility stage through to completion. Rhys has a First-Class MSc in Civil & Structural Engineering from the University of South Wales and a BEng (Hons) degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Nottingham, and is a Chartered Civil Engineer. Rhys leads the promotion, planning, design, construction and management of major projects and is currently working towards an ICE Fellowship.
Marketing & Business Development Director
Rhiannon is our Marketing and Business Development Director. Rhiannon started with Kaymac in 2015 with BA (Hons) in Marketing and later achieved a Post Graduate Certificate CMI Level 7 in Sustainable Leadership from Cardiff Metropolitan University in 2017. Since being at Kaymac, Rhiannon has crafted and implemented new marketing strategies to raise our brand awareness and proactively engages with clients in new and existing market sectors. Rhiannon was appointed Marketing & Business Development Director in 2022.
Jessica Crees is an accomplished professional with extensive experience in management within the hire industry sector. As the Quality Health Safety and Environment (QHSE) Manager at our company, she plays a crucial role in ensuring the highest standards of quality, safety, and environmental sustainability across our operations.
Jessica joined our company in 2016 and quickly established herself as a dedicated and results-oriented professional. With her strong background in management, she brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her role. Her commitment to excellence and meticulous attention to detail have made her an invaluable asset to our organization.
In her role as the QHSE Manager, Jessica is responsible for developing and implementing effective strategies to optimize quality control processes, maintain a safe working environment, and promote sustainable practices. She collaborates closely with cross-functional teams to establish and enforce health and safety protocols, conduct risk assessments, and ensure compliance with industry regulations and standards.
Jessica’s leadership skills are evident in her ability to foster a culture of safety and continuous improvement within the company. She conducts regular training sessions and workshops to enhance employee awareness and understanding of health, safety, and environmental practices. Her proactive approach to problem-solving and her ability to identify potential risks and implement preventive measures have significantly contributed to reducing workplace incidents and promoting a positive work environment.
Moreover, Jessica actively engages with stakeholders, both internal and external, to promote a sustainable and environmentally conscious approach to our business operations. She develops and implements initiatives that reduce our ecological footprint, such as waste management programs, energy-efficient practices, and environmentally friendly policies.
Jessica’s passion for her work is evident in her dedication to creating a workplace that prioritizes the well-being of employees, ensures customer satisfaction, and upholds environmental responsibility. Her drive to achieve operational excellence while maintaining the highest standards of health, safety, and environmental sustainability has made her an indispensable member of our team.
Outside of work, Jessica enjoys spending time outdoors, exploring nature, and participating in activities that promote environmental conservation. She holds a degree in management and continues to stay updated with the latest industry trends and best practices through professional development programs.
Overall, Jessica Crees brings a wealth of expertise and a strong commitment to quality, health, safety, and the environment to her role as the QHSE Manager. Her leadership, knowledge, and dedication make her a valued member of our team as we strive to uphold the highest standards in our operations.
Jon Dean is a Project Coordinator with Kaymac Marine & Civil Engineering Ltd. He has coordinated in excess of 1200 projects since joining Kaymac ranging from small civils and marine works to major key contracts. Jon joined Kaymac in 2007 as an assistant to the Operations Manager. Following a year’s experience on site carrying out Structural inspections and preparing reports, his duties increased and he became Project Coordinator. Prior to joining Kaymac, he gained valuable experience working for a local domestic construction firm which eventually led him to return to college to complete his HND and Degree with Hons in Construction and Project Management.
Head of Finance
Amy joined the Company in 2010 as an Accounts Assistant with experience in accounting practice, and is now Head of Finance at Kaymac Marine & Civil Engineering Ltd. With almost 20 years experience, Amy is responsible for all aspects of accounts and finance within the Company.
Gareth has worked for Kaymac since 2010 and has worked on various projects for numerous Clients across the UK. He has wide experience in site and project management and has worked closely with various clients through Early Contractor Involvement to help develop schemes from the feasibility stage through to completion. Gareth also has heavy involvement in estimating and bid writing.
Before joining Kaymac full-time, Charley spent time with the company as a summer placement student while completing his MEng (Hons) Civil Engineering degree at the University of Plymouth, whilst also working part-time for Kaymac during his Masters. Charley graduated with a first-class degree in 2021 and has continued to demonstrate his expertise and dedication.
As a Project Engineer, Charley brings a wealth of experience to the team, having provided technical assistance on a variety of projects, including scour protection schemes, outfall pipeline installations, and lock gate replacement works. Charley has been instrumental in helping to secure new business by producing 3D proposals, technical drawings and co-ordinating the design process. Charley’s ability to understand the needs of each client and provide tailored solutions has been a valuable asset to Kaymac. Charley is currently working towards becoming a chartered engineer with the ICE, further demonstrating his commitment to personal and professional development.
Steffan Williams is a Project Engineer with Kaymac. Steffan joined Kaymac in 2014 as a commercial diver. Prior to this, he attended Bournemouth University, where he achieved a BSc in Marine Science, then on to Swansea University, where a MEd in design Technology followed. At this point, Steffan decided to pursue his passion for diving, which then extended into a career as a self-employed commercial diver. As a diver Steffan has been lucky to have a unique perspective on how things are implemented in the marine and civil engineering environment and, although has enjoyed the challenges that diving has given him, he has always sought to extend his knowledge and further his understanding. As a result, since joining Kaymac Steffan has completed a HNC in Civil Engineering, and is currently studying a BSc in Civil Engineering. During his time with Kaymac, Steffan has led the structural inspection teams conducting Principal, General and Special inspections on structures across Wales and England.
Terry is a Project Engineer at Kaymac; he is responsible for managing a project’s engineering and technical aspects. This includes coordinating with various teams, managing schedules, ensuring adherence to quality standards, and providing technical guidance to team members. Terry has comprehensive experience in monitoring safe site practices, and safe systems of works working near water, and has experience carrying out works with water utility companies on the repair and maintenance contracts, this entailed repairing leaking water mains of all sizes. His dedication to engineering has seen him successfully achieve an HNC in construction and civil engineering.
Alan has a responsible and well-disciplined approach to work and is a committed and resourceful team leader. Alan is accustomed to working quickly and accurately to strict deadlines and in demanding, pressurised conditions. He has been with Kaymac for 23 Years, started as an apprentice and now undertaken a supervisor role undergoing major projects.
Senior Project Manager
Jonny joined Kaymac in November 2006 as a diving apprentice. Jonny has gained valuable experience whilst working in diverse engineering environment and has learned Kaymac’s other specialist services, from civil engineering, operating construction related and marine plant, fabrication and welding to heavy mechanical engineering. In 2008 he became an assistant dive supervisor before later progressing to site manager for some of Kaymac’s high profile projects. Currently holding the responsibility of delivering projects safely, on time, within budget and with consideration for the environment. Jonny is able to assist potential clients with projects and suggest buildable solutions.
Dean joined the company in 2017 in his current role. In his role of Civil Foreman, Dean is responsible for managing and coordinating the civil engineering teams at site level. This includes controlling multiple sites at any one time, and ensuring they are running effectively in accordance with the approved methodology and programme.
Sam has had a passion for diving at a young age which resulted in himself perusing a career in the marine industry. Sam started commercial diving at the age of 20 which resulted in him completing his qualification as a dive master. After joining Kaymac in 2008 as a sub-contractor, Sam has impressed with his work ethic resulting in him being offered a role as a full-time diver in 2012. After 5 Years of service Sam has taken on new roles as he started a new role as a Diving supervisor, carrying out projects on site, writing detailed reports and maintain equipment for all diving personnel. Sam has experience of over 1ooo logged diving operations as he aims to gain more valuable experience and to expand his knowledge of the industry gaining qualifications in confined spaces and first aid to expand work capabilities.
Josh started with Kaymac in 2011 on a 4-year civil engineering Apprenticeship. Since successfully completing the apprenticeship, Josh has been involved on-site in some of Kaymacs largest Marine Civil projects delivered to date. He takes the lead in Health and Safety and is currently working towards his Gold CSCS and NEBOSH Construction and Environmental qualifications.
Training & CSR Administrator
Shelley Hooke is a highly skilled administrative professional who joined our company in 2021 as a Business Administrator. With an extensive background in Insurance Administration, Shelley brought a wealth of knowledge and experience to our team, contributing significantly to our operational efficiency.
As a Business Administrator, Shelley showcased her exceptional organisational abilities, attention to detail, and strong problem-solving skills. She seamlessly managed various administrative tasks, ensuring smooth day-to-day operations and providing valuable support to our team members.
She now serves as the overseer of the Employee Training and Corporate Social Responsibility Administration. In this role, she plays a vital part in administrating training programs to enhance the skills and knowledge of our employees, fostering a culture of continuous learning and professional development. She also, champions the development of the ethical, environmentally-friendly, and community-minded side of a business, creating links between a business and the community, and raising positive awareness of the organisation’s commitment to sustainable social responsibility.
Sean Leach is a driven and accomplished individual with a diverse range of experiences and a passion for construction management. He holds an Undergraduate degree in Construction Management BSc with Honours, achieving the remarkable distinction of First Class.
Prior to his academic pursuits, Sean served in the British Army for over six years, honing his leadership skills as a dedicated team leader. Through his military service, he gained invaluable experience in maintaining discipline, fostering teamwork, and executing projects with utmost precision and efficiency.
While studying, Sean actively sought opportunities to apply his theoretical knowledge in real-world settings. He immersed himself in the construction industry by working on various sites in London, contributing to projects spanning from groundworks to final handover. This hands-on experience allowed him to develop a practical understanding of the construction process, enhance his problem-solving abilities, and further refine his project management skills.
With his exceptional academic background, extensive military experience, and hands-on construction knowledge, Sean Leach stands out as a capable and versatile professional in the field of construction management. His determination, leadership skills, and passion for his craft make him an asset to any project or organisation fortunate enough to have him on board.
Graduate Quantity Surveyor
Frank joined the team in 2023 and holds a Quantity Surveying & Commercial Management degree. He has past experience in subcontract management, having worked on the prestigious Hinkley Point C project with Balfour Beatty. At Kaymac, Frank assists with financial tasks and performs a range of responsibilities typical of a Quantity Surveyor, including cost estimation, budget control, procurement, contract management, and project monitoring. Frank’s meticulous approach and strong analytical skills ensure projects are delivered within budget while maintaining quality standards. He is adept at collaborating with various stakeholders to achieve successful outcomes.