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Our Team

Our directors and senior team members bring to our organisation and clients their wide range of experience in construction projects, design and processes.

Chairman & Founder
Christian Bucknall
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Both a chartered surveyor [Project Management] and Builder with a Masters from Cranfield Institute of Technology, Chris has over 20 years experience in the construction industry. Drawing on a project management background Chris utilises specialist knowledge and extensive experience acquired over a range of high profile commercial and industrial projects, with values in excess of £4b.
Chris is a decisive self-starter who has led a number of large consultancy businesses both home grown and international, being commercially astute, dynamic, and adaptable, confronting challenges and seeking solutions.

Managing Director
Gemma Bucknall
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An award-winning international interior designer with strong conceptual design skills, Gemma has developed her experience across a range of high-profile and prestigious projects while working in different cultures and countries. Gemma is the Managing Director for ORSA and she is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the business as well as clients’ management and promotion of our business.

Director
Adrian Wyatt
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Trained as a Chartered Surveyor and Financial Analyst, Adrian was the youngest ever equity partner of Jones Lang Wooton, and founded JLW Financial Services. After leaving he was the co-founder and former Chief Executive of Quitain Estates & Development PLC. He is currently Chief Executive of Housing4All LLP. Adrian was awarded and OBE for services to property in 1991. Adrian is supporting ORSA with strategic advice and industry insight to ensure our delivery approach is cutting edge and with a wider look at industry’s most current topics.

Director
Steve Edge
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Steve is the founder of Steve Edge Design, a leading branding agency with a reputation for truly creative solutions across a range of sectors and disciplines. Over the past 30 years, Steve’s passion for telling inspirational stories has led him to work with a variety of clients, from Christian Dior, Cartier, Fortnum & Mason and Purdey Guns to a range of restaurants such as Locanda Locatelli and Cecconi’s as well as large-scale property developers.

Director
Dr Barbara Marino
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A world class health and safety professional with a PhD in Engineering and more than 20 years in the industry, Barbara developed her experience as Head of the H&S Consulting and Compliance teams at AECOM, and prior to that leading the compliance management team at ARUP.

Having worked on projects such as Wembley stadium, London 2012 Olympics and Battersea Power Station, Barbara is now in charge of major client accounts and projects for the business including One Waterloo, The Old War office and Whiteleys as well as supporting ORSA’s clients in the development of corporate compliance policies and strategies combining Health and Safety with circular economy and ESG principles as well as getting ready for the implementation of the Building Safety Act.

Director
Jay Vadhla
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With over 21 years experience within the construction industry in the field of Health and Safety and a degree in project management, Jay moved into on-site health and safety in the early part of his career specialising and transitioning into CDM delivery in the capacity of Planning Supervisor, CDM Coordinator and Principal Designer on projects of varying size, construction value and complexity.
Jay’s priority is to remain client focussed whilst delivering and managing projects to the highest standards with a pragmatic approach.

Jay is a highly motivated individual with a natural ability to communicate with clients, project and team members to secure solutions to any project challenge.

Associate: Fire Services
Phil Barry
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A highly experienced fire safety professional with 30 years’ experience as a fire safety officer in UK local authority fire services, Phil is a registered fire risk assessor with the Institution of Fire Engineers.

Phil advises clients on a wide variety of fire safety projects, new build consultations, risk assessments and reviews for a diverse range of buildings and he is a technical consultant for the Fire Protection Association carrying out fire risk assessments and fire safety related projects on their behalf.

In addition to the above, Phil has completed three secondments as a senior instructor in fire safety at the UK Fire Service College between 1999 & 2010. He is also an associate tutor for The Fire Service College, The Fire Protection Association and The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health continuing to develop and deliver the highest standard of fire safety training.

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At ORSA we are organised into a number of specialist teams that are focused on providing tailored services based on clients’ and projects’ requirements. This approach allows us to call in high-level experts to deliver based on specific sector demands, needs and challenges.