We’re well connected but discreet
Established in 2006 by Martin Mackenzie as People Construction Ltd and rebranded in 2012 with the addition of Director Pia England. Mackenzie England has a small, efficient team based in central Scotland and working throughout the UK and internationally.
Martin and Pia first worked together in 2001 and both have extensive experience in executive search. We are specialists in the construction and property industry with experience including building, homes, development, investment, civils and infrastructure sectors.
We are honoured to have construction expert Hugh Waters as our advisor and enjoy strong relationships with consultants Mairi McAdam, Kirsty Davidson, Leonora Gilliat and Caroline Jack.
You can find out more about us below or connect with us on LinkedIn. Please email or call us if you would like to get in touch.
Martin has worked within executive search since 2000 and established his own business in 2006. Prior to 2000, Martin worked in the construction and engineering industry with companies James Scott/Amec, JB Mackenzie and D&W Nimmo. Academically, Martin has a BA (Hons) in Business Studies and an MSc in Quality Systems Management. He is married to Erica and has three daughters.
Pia has spent her whole career in executive search. A Swedish national, she has lived and worked in the UK since 1999, with a background in research. Pia initially joined Armstrong International, a well reputed executive search firm in London, focussing solely on Investment Banking and then moved on to develop a speciality in property and construction sectors. She is married to David with three children. Pia has a BSc (Hons) in Agricultural Business Management.
Mairi has worked mainly within informed sales in the medical devices and pharmaceutical markets. She joined Mackenzie England as an executive search consultant in 2017 to adapt her excellent skills in communication, networking and organisation to working with clients in the construction industry. She is married to Neil with three children. Mairi studied in Glasgow and the Czech Republic and has a Master of Science degree in Parasitology.
Kirsty is a marketing and business development professional and manages all things marketing for Mackenzie England. She has a great knowledge of the construction industry through 12 years in-house with a range of corporate organisations. Working with us on a consultancy basis, her strong network and straight forward approach adds a great dynamic to our team.
Hugh is a construction industry expert with an engineering background. His 17 year career with Laing O’Rourke, included roles as Director Scotland & NE England, CEO India and Director Middle East and South Asia. He also launched the Expanded group of companies in the UK, started their demolition business and tripled the size of the piling business. Prior to Laing O’Rourke, Hugh worked with Norwest Holst and Joannou & Paraskevaides including 13 years in Saudi Arabia. As a result, he has considerable international experience with high cultural intelligence and has excellent talent management skills. Hugh is an Incorporated Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and is a Chartered Director and member of the Institute of Directors. Hugh provides non-executive advice on a range of topics for Mackenzie England and a vast, experienced network around the globe.
Leonora has worked in executive search for the past 10 years, having grown up and studied in Edinburgh. She now runs her own London based executive research practice focussing on retail, construction, pharmaceuticals and financial services and works with us as a research consultant. Leonora first worked with Martin in 2004 and has been associated with Mackenzie England since its formation in 2006.