Our New Leadership Team

23rd September 2020


We are absolutely delighted to announce the development of 21Construction’s senior leadership team of James Gall, James Smith, Alex Soltynski, Suzanna Travers and Marion Duplain, sitting alongside founding directors Keith Ashcroft and Paul Gaughan.

James Gall is director responsible for operations across all of 21’s delivery teams. James has been integral to the growth of the business over the past 4.5 years and has a real desire to be part of the industry’s shift to a more collaborative and design-focused way of working.

James Smith is director responsible for ensuring project commercial targets and objectives are achieved. Having joined 21 in 2015, James ensures 21’s core values are highlighted while supporting and guiding our project teams to bring dynamic cost reporting to the forefront.

Alex joined earlier in the year as director responsible for leading the strategic growth of the business, with a particular emphasis on expanding our work across the London commercial fit out and refurbishment markets through the development of strong client and consultant relationships. She also ensures that 21’s enthusiasm, inclusivity, and creativity are communicated clearly both internally and externally.

Suzanna is responsible for our people. She has been with 21 since 2016 and oversees its responsible business programme, particularly emphasising the development of our people in all aspects of the business. Suzanna’s position ensures that the focus of our business, as a group of talented individuals, is underscored at the highest level.

Marion will take up a new role as our non-executive director. Marion has played a central role since joining in 2013 and will act as a sounding board to help our senior team keep 21’s unique culture at the heart of everything we do.

We have built a strong and vibrant business over the past 8 years of which we are all proud, and as we look to the future we recognise that it’s time to ‘grow up’ – to be fresh and youthful in energy and ideas while being established in brand and business. Our refreshed team of directors brings an exciting dynamic to 21 and will ensure we continue to grow and develop with the 21 culture at the forefront.

Check out our leadership team here