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Our People

Creating iconic spaces with world-leading skill is only possible with the right people behind the projects.

At Severfield, we know our people are what makes us stand out. They are the ones pushing the forefront of design, innovation and engineering to deliver spaces that enhance our communities and the way we all live.

Kevin Whiteman

Kevin Whiteman

Non-Executive Chairman

Kevin Whiteman was appointed as chairman on 3rd September 2020, having joined the Board as the senior independent director (SID) on 19 July 2014.

A chartered engineer, Kevin was Chief Executive of Kelda Group and Yorkshire Water for a period of eight years. Kevin was Non-executive Chairman of both companies from 2010 to March 2015.

Kevin was previously chief executive officer for the National Rivers Authority, regional director of the Environment Agency, and has held a number of senior positions within British Coal. He was also Chairman for Wales and West Gas Networks (UK) Limited, and has been a trustee for WaterAid UK.

In 2013 he became Chairman of the privately owned NG Bailey.

On 1 January 2018 Kevin became a Non-executive Director of Cadent Gas Limited and, from 1 April 2018, chair of their remuneration committee.

Our People