The Board

The Board of Directors is responsible for running Temporary Works Forum Ltd (TWf) and carrying out the requisite duties required of a limited (not for profit) company.

Tim Lohmann (Chairman)

CEng, FICE, FIStructE

Tim Lohmann
Tim was appointed a Director of TWf in June 2013.  He became Chairman at the AGM on 14th June 2017.

Tim is a Director at Wentworth House Partnership.  He has wide experience of the development of temporary works schemes in congested and complicated sites. He has similar experience of ground engineering techniques.

David Thomas (Secretary)


David Thomas Portrait HPC

David was appointed a Director of TWf in September 2014.  He is also Company Secretary.

David is a Chartered Civil Engineer and a Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner.  He is the Director of Heightsayfe Ltd. (  Previous posts include that of SHE Director at William Hare Ltd. - a global leader in engineered steel solutions – and HM Principal Specialist Inspector of Health and Safety (Construction) at the Health and Safety Executive (HSE, 1997 to 2007).

In a broad career to date he has held a number of positions in different organisations: multi-disciplinary engineering and management consultancy; health and safety enforcement (in support of criminal proceedings and as a technical specialist); health and safety management (in construction and manufacturing); and the design of equipment, training and support services for professional work at height and rescue.

Roles have ranged from that of designer, site engineer, project manager, safety advisor, specialist inspector, safety health and environment director and, presently, company director.  These positions have been within large and small organisations, both private and public sector.

Whilst at the HSE, David commissioned a number of research projects, including Friction in temporary works (HSE Research Report 071) and Investigation into aspects of falsework (Contract Research Report 394/2001), both undertaken by Birmingham University.

He was lead author for Safe erection, use and dismantling of falsework, HSE Construction Information Sheet No. 56, and Chairman of the CIRIA Steering Group that prepared Facade retention – Best practice guide (Report RP626), Retention of masonry facades – best practice guide (Report C579) and Retention of masonry facades – best practice site handbook (Report C589).

David was a project group member for Permanent formwork in construction (Report C558, CIRIA), Checklist for the safe erection and dismantling of falsework (CS123, 1999 Concrete Society) and Checklist for the assembly, use and striking of formwork (CS144, 2002, Concrete Society).

He is chairman of BSI Technical Committee PH/5, Personal fall protection, has been awarded individual life membership of IRATA International and was a member of the Editorial Board for Safety and Health Practitioner (2014).

Ben Beaumont

Ben Beaumont
Ben was appointed a Director of TWf in September 2014.

Ben is the Managing Director of 48.3 Scaffold Design Ltd, providing specialist scaffolding and temporary works design and consultancy services. 

He provides a bespoke design service to a range of clients from main civil engineering contractors to scaffolding contractors and other design consultancies alike.  Notable design projects (in the last 24 months) include: 

Cannon Street Redevelopment (Sir Robert McAlpine)

  • Various, including public protection scaffolds 

New Fetter Lane Refurbishment (Kier)

  • Access, hoist and lifting scaffolds, cradle landing, etc. 

Leadenhall Building Development (Laing O’Rourke)

  • High-level cantilevered access and heavy duty supports

Heathrow Terminal 2B (Balfour Beatty)

  • Temporary roofs, dead shores, suspended access, etc. 

London Kings Cross Station Redevelopment (Vinci)

  • Various scaffolds 

Tottenham Court Road Crossrail (Vinci BAM JV)

  • Suspended access, public protection, etc. 

Bluewater Events Venue (BAM)

  • Heavy-duty access, temporary roofs, hoist support, etc. 

Saffron Square and 375, Kensington High Street (Berkeley)

  • Hoist and mast climber support, access, etc. 

London Gatwick Forecourt and Security Projects (Vinci)

  • Various

Steve Hesketh

CEng, FICE, MIStructE 

Steve Hesketh
Representing MGF, Steve was a founding member of the TWf. He was appointed a TWf Director in December 2017.  Since 2005, he has been focussed on excavation temporary works design and manufacture in his role as Engineering Director at MGF.

Prior to this, Steve spent 20 years working in design and management for major civil engineering contractors and consultants.  He is Chairman of the Construction Plant-hire Association’s (CPA) Shoring Technology Interest Group (STIG), a BSI committee member (B/514/29, Trench support systems) and a Member of the University of Salford Civil Engineering Industrial Advisory Board.

Malachy Ryan

BEng, MSc, CEng, MICE


Malachy was appointed a Director of TWf in June 2019.  He began his career at AWD as a Design Engineer in 2009, after an initial career in permanent building design. He became a chartered member of the Institution of Civil Engineers in 2014. In May 2015, Malachy became Managing Director and owner of AWD, overseeing the recent expansion of the company.

In his time with AWD, Malachy has built extensive experience in all aspects of temporary works, access engineering and structural design, leading some of AWD’s most iconic projects, such as V&A Dundee, the West Gate Bridge in Melbourne, and the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Malachy is a member of the BSI Technical Committee for Aluminium, acting as a standard-setter for our industry. He is also a STEM ambassador, leading STEM education initiatives within Ayrshire, and is an active member of the UK Temporary Works Forum, as well as the organiser of the first meeting of TWf Middle East. Malachy is also a Supervising Civil Engineer, accredited by the ICE to mentor engineers from graduate level through to qualification as Chartered Engineers.

Jim Tod


Jim Tod Portrait

Jim was appointed a Director of the TWf in December 2019.

Jim is a Chartered Civil Engineer working for Tony Gee and Partners in their Manchester office as their Temporary Works Director, Group Specialist and Designated Individual

He has 40 years’ experience of solving complex engineering problems during the construction of civil engineering works, 13 years of which has been with specialist jacking and temporary works contractors.

Projects include bridge launches, slides, flotation; bridge jacking for pier demolition and bearing replacement; emergency response schemes for bridge support to damaged and failing structures; facade retention; major needling and propping; heavy moving and lifting; cofferdams; earthworks; foundations; demolition methodology and other more usual forms of temporary works.

John McGloin


John McGloin
John was appointed a TWf Director at its AGM on 14th June 2017.  His key technical skills include: civil engineering and building project temporary works coordination; temporary works superstructure and substructure design; permanent structure temporary condition checking to British Standards and Eurocodes; and, tender and live project design.

John is a Lead Temporary Works Coordinator with the Costain Group Ltd, on the £85.7m Shieldhall Strategic Tunnel Project, Glasgow.  He was previously with BAM Nuttall Ltd (Jan. 2013 to Aug. 2015), Sir Robert McAlpine (Jun. 2008 to Jan. 2013) and AMEC (Jun. 2006 to Feb. 2008). 

John has continuously sought to better himself through structured development of his technical, commercial and management skills.  After graduating from university he qualified as an Incorporated Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers before, in December 2017, becoming a Chartered Member (via the Technical Report Route). 

John has worked as a STEM Ambassador within the school educational system for the past six years of his career.  In this role he has been fortunate enough to have been given the opportunity to use his civil engineering and temporary works experiences to inspire interest in the built environment amongst the youth. 

One of John’s most notable achievements so far has been to establish and Chair the Temporary Works Forum meetings in Scotland, at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU).  From John’s experiences in industry he has become an advocate of temporary works best practice who believes that this should start at the academic base level stage of an engineer’s career.

Rob Millard


Rob Millard
Robert is a Chartered Engineer with the Institution of Civil Engineers.  He has a BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering and an MSc in Project Management.  He joined Swanton in 2014, as an Associate (and was made Director in 2015), after gaining varied construction experience which started in 1997 during a sandwich placement during his studies.

Robert’s experience is varied and covers demolition, rail depot and rail infrastructure works, airport infrastructure, structures and large earthworks/remediation works along with heavy civils construction and design management. 

Robert has assisted with the continued review and refreshing of the CITB TWC and TWS course material and question-banks and was part of the working group that developed and introduced the CITB Temporary Works General Awareness Course. 

Still heavily involved in the delivery and continued development of temporary works training, Robert hopes his increased involvement as a board director of the Temporary Works Forum will enable expanding and growing of the ethos of the TWf across the industry. 

Robert is a visiting lecturer at City, University of London, for their MSc in Temporary Works and Construction Method Engineering; presenting on ‘Competency, training and qualification: The role of the TWC and managing methods to avoid collapse’.

Jemma Quin


Jemma Quin
Jemma was appointed in June 2020.

Jemma is currently working as a Temporary Works Advisor for Kier where she helps raise the competence of temporary works staff across Kier Scotland; and as a Temporary Works Coordinator on the HS2 project for EKFB. She hopes that by joining the board she can raise the competence of people throughout the industry as well as in-house.

Her experience is wide ranging having worked in airports, the water industry, electrical substations, tunnelling and the rail Industry up and down the country. Highlights have included working on the Edinburgh to Glasgow Improvement Project as a Temporary Works Co-ordinator for Morgan Sindall, Temporary Works Design Manager on the Network Rail CP6 framework for BAM Nuttall and Temporary Works Coordinator on the HS2 project for EKFB.

Ashley Daniels


Ashley was appointed a Director of the TWf in June 2019. 

Ashley has 13 years’ experience in major projects and is now appointed as the Head of Temporary Works & Lifting on the Hinkley Point C project, with a construction cost of £19.6bn to £20.3bn.

Prior to this, Ashley has held Senior Temporary Works/ Manger positions on a number of prestige projects such as Olympic Park 2012, Crossrail & Urenco TMF.

Ashley is also the Co- Founder and Manging Director of Temptag Ltd.  Temptag is a specialist temporary works organisation that supports clients to develop robust processes that ensure compliance with BS5975, provides clients industry leading temporary works software, manage and coordinate temporary works and has the capacity to undertake construction work packages.

With a clear desire to change the current gender imbalance in the construction industry Ashley has recently become a WIN Ambassador (Women in Nuclear UK) and is positively making a change within the targeted areas.