Contact SECBE


Bob Heathfield
Tel:  08705 275201

Since starting his construction career in 1967, Bob has been Managing Director, Chief Executive and Chairman of leading construction companies, including Trafalgar House (UK Construction) and Ballast Wiltshire. In 2001 Bob formed his own consultancy, Novare, in 2002 he also became Chairman of Appleyards Consulting and he took on the additional Chairmanship of the South East Centre for the Built Environment (SECBE) when it was formed in April 2005.

He has also played key roles within the Major Contractors Group, Construction Confederation and was a recent President of the Chartered Institute of Building.


Derek Rees
Chief Executive
Derek Rees
Tel:  01189 207 207

Derek is the driving force behind the growth and development of the company. He has extensive experience and understanding of the issues affecting the built environment sector in the South East and has a wide network of contacts within industry and Government bodies


Trained in construction management, Derek gained his broader knowledge of the UK through his work with the Construction Industry Board, the national strategic forum for construction

Tina McGeachan
Head of Market Development
Tina McGeachan
Tel:  01189 207 204

Tina has been with SECBE for over 10 years and plays a strategic role in the company’s business development.  As lead on marketing, she has an impressive track record of market and stakeholder engagement both in the UK and overseas.  Tina has managed and/or been pivotal to the successful delivery of a number of UK Government and European funded projects and is responsible for the Constructing Excellence Awards in London and the South East.


Tina’s career has been in corporate marketing and her experience includes FMCG and international property consultancy.


Julian Carter
Head of Commercial Services
Tel:  01189 207 206

Julian is responsible for the smooth delivery of SECBE projects. From the initial proposal, through to scope development and resource management he ensures that SECBE delivers to its customers.

From a career starting in IBM, where he was a senior Operations Manager, through to companies in the Telco and Build sector, Julian has extensive Business and Operations experience gained at a variety of different companies. He also has an MBA.