Managing Director, Oktra North
Craig Sanderson has worked in Interiors since 2000. He specialises in creating and growing effective teams and businesses that provide the pinnacle of design, delivery and service for clients ranging from major financial institutions to cutting edge start-ups. Craig works across sectors, bringing a breadth of experience that helps organisations create amazing spaces, enhance their brand and strengthen their position in the marketplace.
Managing Director, Oktra South
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.
With 27 years of experience, Craig leads our Landlord team and is focussed on 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 while remaining on time and in budget.
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.
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.
Head of People and Workplaces
As Head of People and Workplaces, Lorna is responsible for heading up Oktra’s HR, IT and administrative functions. With over 10 years’ experience, Lorna brings seamless business support with a high-level view. Lorna has actively completed seven office moves during her career, providing her with first-hand knowledge of our clients’ experiences.
Head of Marketing
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.
Group Construction Director
Phil is responsible for providing executive support across the Oktra business units on all operational, contractual and procedural elements. Phil has spent his entire career in construction, refurbishment and fit out, delivering projects across the residential, commercial and hospitality sectors. As group construction director, he ensures processes and procedures are unified and consistent, and uses his unparalleled construction expertise to inform the diverse and complex projects we deliver for our clients.