Steve founded Callidus in 2009 and has a wealth of leadership experience and health and safety knowledge. Steve is a chartered health and safety professional with over 25 years’ experience delivering strategic health and safety solutions to a wide range of industries.
Prior to establishing Callidus, Steve operated at Director level within a variety of consultancy organisations across a broad range of industries.
Steve specialises in Supply Chain Assurance and Performance Management and is respected in the industry, due to his proactive approach to delivering strategic health and safety solutions. Steve has experience of working on a variety of projects ranging from major national infrastructure programmes to global risk management strategies for major blue-chip clients.
Steve is passionate about achieving the best results for his clients and holds a high regard for his team. Collaboration is at the heart of everything he stands for and Callidus are always willing to go the extra mile to ensure success.
Steve is a highly motivated, experienced leader with 15 years’ experience in strategic programme management. Steve is a chartered member of the Association for Project Management (APM), the Institute of Asset Management (IAM) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and is recognised for his expertise in developing leading teams, strategic business planning, project management and capital expenditure planning.
Prior to joining Callidus, Steve held senior positions across many large organisations in industries such as aviation, further education, and retail, delivering both simple and complex multi-million-pound schemes.
Strong leadership is a key driver for Steve, alongside adding value and always delivering the best outcome for the client. In his position as Managing Director, Steve is eager to drive sustainable growth, ensure excellence in customer service delivery and explore new target markets.
Chief Finance Officer (CFO)
As part of the Executive Board, John leads the financial management of the company. John is a qualified chartered accountant with extensive experience in Director roles in property, health and safety, legal and travel sectors.
John began his career with Deloittes Nottingham and spent 10 years working as Finance Director before successfully running his own chartered accountancy practice for 15 years, focussing on providing internal accounting and board level financial oversight services.
John’s role includes managing the company’s financial function, production of financial management information and liaison with the company’s external professional advisers.
A fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (FCA) in England and Wales, John specialises in corporate finance strategy, financial control, and business plans.
Associate Director - Head Of Health & Safety
Daren has been a Chartered Member of Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH) since 2008 and is also an OSCHR registered health and safety consultant. Daren is a member of the Callidus Senior Management Team and is responsible for the Health and Safety arm of the business.
Daren has over 20 years’ experience in construction health and safety and six years’ experience in the high hazard process environment and is extremely knowledgeable in the provision of health and safety services to clients both small and large.
His experience includes assisting clients in all aspects of health and safety, including, principal designer role, CDMA advice, accident investigation, risk management, process mapping, systems development, legal compliance, and defence. Daren is a registered trainer with both C-Skills and IOSH.
Associate Director - Head Of Asset Management
Geoff has over 23 years management experience and has a comprehensive understanding of Asset Management, having worked across many sectors including Healthcare, Education, Commercial and Retail, Facilities and Estates.
Being part of the Callidus Senior Management Team, Geoff brings with him a wealth of experience, along side sound management skills and is responsible for the Asset Management division.
Geoff consistently delivers service results and improved performance with considerable experience of construction, commercial, PFI/PPP, local Government commissioning, procurement options, change program management, project management, total facilities management, operational delivery and client focus.
This has enabled Geoff to be an effective manager and excellent communicator with a key specialism in addressing operational issues by delivering better value, enhanced performance and reducing risk.
Associate Director Project Management
Fiona has a wealth of experience in Project Management within the construction industry, having worked across several sectors including retail, infrastructure, regeneration, commercial and public sector.
Responsible for the Project Management arm of Callidus across the UK, Fiona has a proven track record in managing complex multi-million-pound projects. A senior member of the team, Fiona has a strong reputation for business development, communication, collaboration, and strategic leadership.
In addition to working for some large construction consultancies, Fiona also has experience as a lecturer and visiting professional at Nottingham Trent University. Fiona takes pride in her professional affiliations and is a member of the CIOB holding various senior roles across the East Midlands and special interest groups such as the CIOB’s global Equality, Diversity. and Inclusion special interest group.
Louise is a highly experienced Finance Manager and is responsible for the day-to-day financial operation of Callidus, including accounts, payroll, financial control, year-end reporting and forecasting.
Recognised for delivering strategic analysis, solutions and management of financial performance, Louise has a strong track record in building sophisticated financial models and simplifying and automating complex processes.
Louise is a CIMA Qualified Accountant and has held senior positions in a number of large complex organisations throughout her career.
Sarah is a highly competent and reliable member of the Callidus team. Her responsibilities include providing support to the CEO and leadership team, human resources and responsibility for office organisation and procedures.
Sarah is a qualified fire marshal and mental health first aider and carries out internal audit on behalf of the company. Sarah is well known for being a team player and a quick problem solver.
Paul has over six years of experience in the health and safety sector and has completed the NEBOSH Construction Certificate. He has a background in Engineering and prior to joining Callidus, he worked in the Royal Navy as a Weapons Engineer and later as an installation project manager with the Ministry of Defence.
Since joining Callidus, Paul has worked predominantly in the construction sector delivering the role of CDMC and Principal Designer. Paul is highly capable and has a great deal of experience working with high profile clients such as, M&S, Asda, G4S and Sigma Group.
Tracey is a highly competent Health and Safety Consultant who combines her health and safety knowledge with a broad depth of expertise in construction retail operations. Tracey is a member of the Association of Project Safety and IOSH and has five years’ experience in the Health and Safety Sector.
Tracey’s experience includes assisting clients in all aspects of health and safety, including Principal Designer, CDMA advice, accident investigation and risk management. Tracey is a self-motivated and proactive consultant, who has worked with large clients, such as, Sigma, Imagile, Kajima and various construction SME’s.
Kristian is a Technical Member of IOSH and member of the APS and has been incorporated into the Chartered Institute of Building. Having spent the first 10 years of his career working as a Project Coordinator, Kristian has a wealth of construction experience and has successfully undertaken Health & Safety advisory and Principal Designer roles on schemes more than £120m.
Kristian has over fourteen years’ experience in risk management gained across a variety of sectors and industries making him an ideal candidate to work on a broad range of projects. He is a passionate practitioner with a drive to work closely with the design and construction teams to develop strategies and solutions that will help deliver projects in the safest, efficient, and most cost-effective way.
Kristian has provided a full Principal Designer service for major clients across the higher education industry, County Councils, water and transport industries, National Trust and the NHS.
Laura joined Callidus in 2021, after a successful career in law. A member of the Association for Project Management (APM), Laura is working towards becoming a chartered Project Manager.
Having achieved NEBOSH General certification in Occupational Health and Safety, Laura is a member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). Working across many sectors, including healthcare and retail, Laura will also be assisting with PFI/PPP and Health and Safety projects, as part of her role. Laura brings with her a wealth of skills including communication, leadership, time-management, and client relationship building.
Karina joins the Project Management team in Edinburgh and will predominantly be working across the healthcare and higher education sectors, having gained considerable experience in these fields.
A chartered member of the CIOB, Karina has a broad wealth of experience in building services and construction, including project management, quality management and technical advisory roles.
Karina brings outstanding technical knowledge and analytical expertise to the team, alongside excellent communication skills and a distinct professional ability.
A recent graduate from Leeds Beckett University, Maya joined Callidus in 2022, undertaking the role of Graduate Consultant and will now embark on a programme of learning across all business areas over the coming years.
Combining her enthusiasm and passion for learning, Maya will bring a fresh outlook to Callidus and will demonstrate her skills in communication, organisation and data administration across Project Management, Health and Safety and Asset Management.
Maya has experience in the retail and hospitality sectors and is working towards achieving her NEBOSH general certification in Occupational Health and Safety and becoming a chartered Project Manager.
Data Administration Assistant
Katie has worked as a member of the Data Administration Team for seven years and is proficiently experienced in the processing of Health and Safety documents and online databases. Katie pays great attention to detail and works with clients such as M&S.
Katie has an NVQ Diploma in Business Administration and is also and experienced first aider and fire marshal in the workplace.
Data Administration Assistant
Fehmeda is an experienced member of the Data Administration team having joined Callidus in 2018. Fehmeda is highly capable and has worked within the fire team, which forms part of the wider Health and Safety team.
Fehmeda specialises in using CAD software and has experience of working with high profile clients, such as M&S.