FM Conway appoints Aggregates and Asphalt Operations Director

Leading infrastructure services company FM Conway has bolstered its senior team with the addition of Operations Director, Martin Barrow-Starkey. Martin joins the Aggregates and Asphalt senior leadership team to support the strategic and operational development of the division and will manage our suite of seven asphalt plants across the business.

As part of the wider restructure and to support future growth, Tim Metcalf has taken on the role of Development Director. In this new role Tim will head up all major Aggregates and Asphalt projects, capital investments and further development works. He will be responsible for driving innovations, supporting key procurement frameworks and pushing product developments and technical abilities. Martin’s appointment and Tim’s role further strengthens the business’ ongoing focus on developing its core highways services for clients.   

Martin brings with him an accomplished background complete with a wealth of leadership, strategic and operational management skills from across a range of sectors. His experience is centred within engineering, having become a chartered electrical engineer and spending 12 years working in the rail industry, before eventually moving into broader senior management roles.

He joins FM Conway from Volkswagen Group where he was the Head of Group Fleet Services and Sustainability Lead. Prior to joining the Volkswagen group in 2011, Martin worked in multiple roles including directorship for the services and facilities company, Carillion. Throughout his career, Martin has been a driver of innovation and has delivered results in complex environments, and will aim to bring his culture of continuous improvement to FM Conway.
Whilst Martin’s career has seen him work across a multitude of countries and continents, with each role he has been keen to deliver his desire to support, energise and enable the people around him to achieve amazing results.

Joanne Garwood, Aggregates and Asphalt Managing Director at FM Conway, commented: “For 60 years, FM Conway has been a market leader in delivering highways services across London and the South of England. Martin’s appointment and Tim’s role strengthens the specialist manufacturing expertise we have within the business and our ability to provide quality services for clients across the full lifecycle of their highway assets.”