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Our Team

Our directors and senior team bring to our practice and clients their wide ranging experience of construction projects, design and processes.

 

Christian A. Bucknall

FOUNDER & CHAIRMAN

 

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.

Steve Edge

DIRECTOR

 

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.

Adrian Wyatt OBE

DIRECTOR

 

Adrian trained as a Chartered Surveyor and Financial Analyst. He 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 Quintain Estates & Development PLC. He is currently Chief Executive of Housing4All LLP.

 

Adrian was awarded the OBE for services to property in 1991.

Gemma Bucknall

MANAGING DIRECTOR

 

Gemma is an award-winning international interior designer with strong conceptual design skills, experience across a range of high-profile and prestigious projects, with experience of working in different cultures and countries.

 

Gemma is the Managing Director for ORSA responsible for the day-to-day mechanics of the business, ensuring we look after our clients and honour our promises.

Dr Barbara Marino

DIRECTOR

 

Barbara is a world class health and safety professional with a PhD in Engineering and more than 20 years experience.

 

She was formerly the Head of the H&S Consulting and Compliance teams at AECOM, and prior to that 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.

 

Barbara also leads the business development function for ORSA including how the service offering will evolve and adapt with the introduction of the Building Safety Bill and supporting our clients in the transition to the new legislator regime.

Jay Vadhia

DIRECTOR

 

Jay joined ORSA in 2017 and has with over 21 years’ experience within the construction industry in the field of Health & Safety. With 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. He does this in addition to leading the CDM team and playing a pivotal supporting role to the Managing Director.

 

Jay is a highly motivated individual with a natural ability to communicate with clients, project teams and team members, with the capability to secure solutions to challenges.

Chairman & Founder

Christian Bucknall

Director

Steve Edge

Director

Adrian Wyatt

Managing Director

Gemma Bucknall

Director

Dr. Barbara Marino

Director

Jay Vadhia

Our Services

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.