Paul Hamer

Chief Executive, Sir Robert McAlpine

Paul Hamer was appointed as Chief Executive at Sir Robert McAlpine in 2017. The family owned building and civil engineering company celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2019 and has worked on some of the country’s most iconic buildings and projects, including the Olympic Stadium, Millenium Dome, Emirates Stadium, and the Eden Project.

Paul has over 25 years’ experience in executive business management, leadership and major project delivery. His previous roles include CEO of international project management and technical consultancy WYG plc, Managing Director of the newly-created VT Nuclear Services and Director of Projects at BNFL Environmental Services, where he was responsible for the decommissioning of all the UK’s civil nuclear sites.

Paul is a champion of inclusion and a fervent advocate for better mental health in construction. Since 2019, he has been an active spokesperson on the adoption of flexible working across industry, campaigning to make flexible working available from day one for all.