With over 27 years of experience, Craig is focussed on developing new opportunities and expanding key Oktra accounts. He works with clients to allocate the best Oktra teams to their projects, delivering excellence through every stage of the process. Craig creates successful delivery strategies and ensures results that exceed expectations.
Martin is a driven operational leader with a strong belief that everything we do should be challenged at every step. He has a wealth of experience and is focused on driving group performance. Martin has been in the construction industry for 30 years, the last five of which he worked as a managing director responsible for the delivery and development of six million square feet of commercial office space.
Managing Director, Oktra Regions
Mike Murray has been with Oktra since 2009 and has grown with the business in a number of roles, from working in site management to becoming a client services manager and director, project manager, pre-construction manager and now managing director. His experience has led to a detailed understanding of how the working parts of a successful Design and Build company come together. The success and happiness of his team are always two of Mike’s top priorities.
Group Technical Design Director
Claire is responsible for the process and standards of design from start of a project through to practical completion and beyond, including the implementation and ongoing development of BIM, Revit, Graphics and Visualisation across the whole Group including introduction, training and mentoring throughout.
Group Finance Director
As finance director, Alex’s main focus is strengthening Oktra’s group financial health and ensuring our financial and commercial strategy supports our long-term objectives. She brings unparalleled insight from nearly 20 years of experience in finance.
Kristian ensures a high level of service is maintained throughout the design and build cycle to guarantee each project is delivered to the agreed scope, programme and budget.
Gen oversees the development and delivery of Oktra’s fully integrated marketing strategy. With over four years’ experience in marketing and communications, Gen ensures the Oktra brand and personality is communicated effectively, efficiently and consistently across all touchpoints.
A product designer with a background in industrial design and a passion for interiors, Richard brings over 20 years’ experience to his role as furniture director. He believes in working closely with client teams and is an expert in building professional partnerships that deliver results. His team specialises in the specification, procurement and supply of furniture, offering clients a turnkey solution to the design and build of their workspace.
Group Health and Safety Director
With over 25 years in the construction business, the majority as a health and safety professional, Martin is responsible for the health, safety and welfare of all of our sites and offices. He has led the development of our site-specific health and safety measures for COVID-19, allowing for the continuous operation of our sites without a single reported case of coronavirus as well as playing a fundamental role in our ability to create COVID-secure reintegration strategies and design considerations. Martin is resourceful individual with a positive outlook and is a key part of our ability to stay ahead of the industry.
Sustainability and Compliance Manager
Dieuwertje is our sustainability beacon. As a BREEAM associate member and a SKA offices assessor, she works with our design teams to help our clients achieve their sustainability goals.
Since joining the Design and Build industry over 20 years ago, Tim Waite has worked in all areas of the business, from furniture, design, building services and commercial, to programming – making him a true all-around expert. As a managing director, Tim ensures his team exceeds both creative aspirations and financial expectations while delivering truly incredible products.
Wayne Judge has worked in office Design and Build since 1991 and brings a wealth of engineering knowledge to his role as one of Oktra’s managing directors. He has a consultative approach to projects, working with client teams to understand their unique requirements and consistently delivering end results tailored to their needs. Wayne and his team use their wealth of industry knowledge and complex problem-solving skills to ensure each project is delivered smoothly.
Rob is a chartered quantity surveyor with over 35 years of experience in property and construction. Rob’s team attains a high volume of repeat business, working closely with client and professional teams to deliver future-focussed spaces; from 2015-2020, Rob’s team delivered over 3,000,000 sq ft of workspace. With an extensive working knowledge of property portfolio rationalisation and project roll-outs, Rob constantly encourages his team to challenge convention in the pursuit of providing enhanced service.
With over 20 years of experience in architecture, Martin works with the most innovative teams in the country to create successful delivery strategies for projects across sectors. He is currently working with tenants and landlords to establish workplace requirements that achieve their goals, support their future operating models and facilitate their safe return to the office.
Meet our design team
Trained as an architect, I’m passionate about architecture and the world of workplace. My role varies from workplace strategy, to designing Landlord/Developer led projects.
Creating a space that excites people and promotes interaction is what drives my creativity and passion for design.
I enjoy building relationships with clients, and understanding their culture to create a space that lets them excel in their workplace.
Good design should evoke emotion, be surprising yet bring intrigue. These elements fused with function and simplicity = a great place to start/end.
I enjoy design and concept and coordinating every finest element on site with a critical eye to obtain the final product.
I love working in an industry that is constantly changing and developing. Seeking out new trends and applying them to my work makes every day unique.
Looking after our client’s needs beyond project completion is crucial in strengthening existing relationships and maintaining our reputation.
Collaborating with Designers to bring an idea to life through visualization, inspiring a client to buy into a design is what drives me to work as a visualizer.
I enjoy understanding how a conceptual design can be transformed into reality through my drawings and detailing.
I see 3D visualization as a big playground! With forms, proportions and colours we can express our ideals and create a story through time.
Inspired by working with amazing clients right from concept to completion!
I love seeing the progress of the project and when the creative ideas becoming a very unique and exciting place to work.
Creating a space that works and the ability to capture a spirit of the client and the essence of the space has always driven my passion for design.
Senior Technical Designer
My knowledge of interior design principles, has helped me master the skills necessary to interpret a design brief into a comprehensive and fully coordinated package.
I knew I wanted to be a designer from a young age, when me and my dad use to sit on beaches designing the most extreme theme parks possible.
I love walking into a space and envisaging the potential it has for a business. The process of bringing that to life is why I love my job.
Head of Technical Design
I love that every project is different. Each client we work alongside needs a solution that is unique to them, a solution that responds to the needs of their business.