The Board

Roger Adcock

Chairman (Statutory Director)

Roger has spent 35 years managing building companies in his 45 years in the industry. Previous appointments include; Group Managing Director of Mansell Ltd, Managing Director of Amey Building Ltd and Amey Projects Ltd, Chairman of Amey (CI) Building Ltd in Jersey as well as a member of the Amey Plc Operations Executive, London Managing Director of Killby & Gayford Ltd and then moved into the role of Non-Executive Director at Killby & Gayford Ltd.

In recent times Roger has been appointed by CIC to Chair several Disciplinary Board hearings of professional institutes. Roger is also a Liveryman of The Worshipful Company of Constructors and The Worshipful Company of Masons and a member of The Bridge Ward Club in The City of London and was Master Constructor in 2009 currently Hon Secretary of The Construction Liveries Group.

An elected Board Trustee of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), and the construction industry training charity Teambuild.

Roger joined the Board of Reactec in mid 2013, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and experience to aid the business moving forward.

Jacqui McLaughlin

Chief Executive Officer (Statutory Director)

Jacqui joined Reactec from Smiths Group PLC, a FTSE 100 organisation where she held various business leadership roles. Most recently she had full P&L and strategic business development responsibility, including driving sales, for a business with operations in the UK, US, China and Australia, which developed and supplied specialised products for Telecoms infrastructure.

Before becoming part of Smiths Group, Jacqui was Managing Director of a privately owned SME in Dundee, producing high performance products for aerospace, defence and telecoms applications where her achievements included the leadership of considerable sales growth for the business.

Jacqui has a BSc/BEng in Electrical and Electronic engineering from Strathclyde University and represented Scotland at hockey over fifteen years ago.


Eleanor Barnard

Finance Director (Statutory Director)

Eleanor joined Reactec in 2006 when it was a firm of consulting vibration engineers spun out of the University of Edinburgh.  She stayed with the company throughout the development and commercialisation of the HAVmeter, and whilst the company established itself as market leader for HAV related risk management solutions.

Eleanor started out as a post-doctoral research scientist working on “Mad Cow” disease and Alzheimer’s Disease, before becoming a biotechnology entrepreneur, co-founding a spin-out from the University of Edinburgh in 1999 that developed gene silencing technologies.  After 6 years running the SME as Operations Director, she retrained as a chartered accountant, and is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

Eleanor brings 16 years of experience in the SME sector in Edinburgh to bear in her current role.

Tracey Gorman

Business Development Director (Statutory Director)

Tracey joined Reactec in 2016 and previously was a director with HSS Hire Group, Commercial Director for EJ Access Solutions and Business Development Director for Ashtead Plant Hire.

With over 20 years’ experience in managing blue chip accounts and new business generation in the construction sector , Tracey’s role is to introduce and promote Reactec’s in the construction, utilities, rail and manufacturing sectors and seek to expand Reactec into International markets.

Forbes England

New Business Delevelopment Director

Forbes joined Reactec in 2015 bringing with him experience across multiple sectors including construction, ship building, power generation, automotive, Oil & Gas, infrastructure, manufacturing and engineering. His previous Sales Director role with Toolarrest was to manage sales for a range of hand tools and accessories designed for the working at height environment proving excellent exposure to health and safety devices. Previously Forbes has held a number of Director and Business Development roles with companies who have designed and manufactured solutions in the industrial and safety markets.

Used to dealing with a diverse product mix in the industrial and safety markets Forbes brings with him a strong track record in multi-channel sales.

Mark-Paul Buckingham

Non-executive Director (Statutory Director)

Mark-Paul is a dynamic driving member of the team, with a Global vision for the Company coupled with strong business and engineering skills. Mark-Paul Buckingham achieved First Class Honours in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Edinburgh and has obtained a PhD in Mechanical Engineering based on complex composite monitoring structures.

Mark-Paul has cut his business teeth growing Reactec, responsible for raising £2.1 Million Equity, £400k Government Grants and driving the company growth in excess of £1m. In 2008 Mark-Paul was chosen to join the UK and Indian Prime Ministers at the India-UK Business Summit held in Delhi. He presented at the event and was part of live televised debate with the Prime Ministers and leading entrepreneurs such as Richard Branson and Peter Jones.

Mike Rutterford

Non Executive Director (Statutory Director)

Mike is a serial entrepreneur with a 40 year career as a Business Angel and in property investment. 

He co-founded Archangel Informal Investments Ltd in 1992. The syndicate is now 20 years old, involved in 100 start-up businesses, investing £100m. 

He is still a board member of Archangels and ex-board member of the Entrepreneurial Exchange.

Janice McCann

Non Executive Director (Statutory Director)

Janice, a senior Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) professional, is a Chartered Fellow of IOSH and has over 25 years’ senior management experience. This includes the construction, FMCG, manufacturing, pharmaceutical and logistics sectors working with Mansell, Balfour Kilpatrick (both part of the Balfour Beatty Group) and Devro plc. Janice was most recently Head of Health & Safety at Forth Ports Group, covering eight commercial ports across the UK.



Everton Football Club - Richard Cairns, Health & Safety Manager

“Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome is not just a problem for people using industrial power tools in the construction or manufacturing sectors – it can affect anyone who regularly uses other vibrating equipment including mowers and strimmers. We have dozens of lawnmowers that are in daily use at Goodison Park and our training complex at Finch Farm, so we have to have a monitoring system that is simple and effective. “In the past we relied on timesheets and individual record-keeping to monitor vibration exposure, but the HAVmeter system is a far superior method of doing this. All of the information is collated by the devices and provides us with a comprehensive overview of how much exposure each member of staff is subjected to. If they reach the safe limit stipulated by the HSE, then they are alerted to the danger at once – meaning there is no chance of over-exposure. “However, it is not just a good tool for preventing injuries. The system allows us to generate reports about the vibration levels of our equipment, so we can identify which machines need to be replaced or upgraded. It’s a very versatile piece of kit that will continue to be hugely beneficial to our groundskeeping operations in the future.”