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Julie White, Managing Director

Julie White has been MD at D-Drill since 2008 and is an innovator within the construction industry pushing for efficiency, training, and safety through technology.  Having been highly visible within the specialist Diamond Drilling sector and a director of the Drilling & Sawing Association since 2010, she has recently broken new ground by being appointed the World President of the International Association of Concrete Drillers and Sawers (IACDS), the first woman to hold this position. The IACDS promotes best practice and shares information with members on the latest technology and developments within the industry.

Julie is taking a lead role in the new Build UK board where she chairs the training board, and is part of the main board.  The newly formed organisation has equal representation from main and specialist contractors including joint chairmen James Wates (Wates Group) and Kevin Louch (Stanford – ACIFC), as well as Paul Abson (Bouygues UK), Mark Castle (Mace Group), Greg Craig (Skanska), Matt Nicholson (Lakesmere NRFC) and Steve Bratt (ECA). On being appointed Julie said:

I am delighted to be part of the Build UK board and I am very much looking forward to working with partners across the construction industry to drive and deliver positive change. This is an exciting step and one I am very pleased to be part of.


One of Julie's key commitments to the industry focuses around Health & Safety through a skilled workforce and she is passionate about ensuring opportunities are available, through apprenticeships, for the local workforce across the D-Drill branch network.

Read more about the D-Drill commitment to training and apprenticeships.