An organisation’s strength is built upon the calibre of its staff, coupled with strong leadership from the senior management team. Meet some of Invicta’s management team.

Nick Gallagher, Managing Director

Nick first joined Invicta in 2007 and following much success as a project manager he was appointed to the Board in December 2013.

He has been an integral part of Invicta’s continued success in recent years, overseeing the successful delivery numerous large and complex projects, including district heating schemes, and deservedly took over as Managing Director in 2022

Nick has also developed excellent working relationships with all of the company’s clients and is respected for his honesty and professionalism. He can be relied upon to develop innovative solutions to resolve unforeseen challenges that all too often arise in construction works.

Nick is an avid Spurs supporter, trying to attend most home games, and he also enjoys spending time with his wife and  family.

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Steve Vaughn, Operations Director

Steve is a gas safe qualified HVCA engineer with over 20 years’ experience in the industry and has an extensive knowledge of domestic and commercial gas works, overseeing the gas installations and quality control on all projects here at Invicta.

Since joining the company in 2014 he has played a key role in the delivery of numerous projects, ranging from large plant room refurbishments to the installation of major district heating schemes, and everything in between.

Steve is responsible for the application of the company’s rigorous quality regime, working in conjunction with our project management teams to ensure that the high standard of workmanship we pride ourselves on is consistently achieved. He also oversees the operational performance of our specialist sub-contractors and he has developed an excellent working relationship with our clients.

Steve has reputation as a no-nonsense leader who doesn’t mind getting his hands dirty and won’t ask the team to do anything that he won’t do himself. Invicta can count itself extremely fortunate to have the services of this experienced operational professional inspiring the team.

When not at work, Steve enjoys various sports, including boxing and kayaking, but mostly spending time with his wife and two young children.

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Ian Betts, Health and Safety / Customer Services Manager

Ian has responsibility for 2 key areas of the the business delivering excellence to our clients.

As our Nebosh qualified Health and Safety Manager he assumes responsibility for our compliance in all relevant areas, including preparing Construction Phase Plans, working on risk assessment, making regular site inspections to ensure compliance with all relevant health and safety legislation, attending pre visits to identify site risks, meeting clients Health and Safety managers.

His second hat is as our Customer Services Manager supporting our site Resident Liaison Officers to offer a service that goes above and beyond expectation. His goal is to keep the RLOs trained and supported so that the client and residents receive the best possible service and this is reflected in our Key Performance Indicators at the end of each project.

Ian is a family man with 2 lovely daughters and a secondary passion for Liverpool FC although his colleagues don’t hold this against him.



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Roger Alderton, Head of Design

Roger is a dedicated and practical designer with over 30 years’ experience in the industry. He has a thorough and methodical approach to building services design and offers effective leadership skills and develops strong working relationships with colleagues and clients.

He began his career with an apprenticeship provided by the Civil Service through the Department of the Environment Property Services Agency and following qualification, joined a multi-disciplined design team assigned to RAF establishments across the country. More recently he has served with both mechanical design consultants and main contractors, which has given him an excellent overall understanding of design expectations throughout the industry.

Since starting with Invicta in 2011, Roger has provided a full design service to all design and build projects on behalf of the company and he manages the commercial design provided by our design consultants. He offers an invaluable technical service to our project installation teams.

Roger is a keen supporter of rugby union, especially the England national team who he has seen at Twickenham on many occasions, he is also a supporter of his local rugby club, Aylesford Bulls.

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Nigel Short, Finance Manager

Nigel joined the company in July 2005, and is Invicta’s longest serving officer.

Before joining Invicta Nigel enjoyed a successful career working in the financial services sector, where he undertook a diverse range of roles. He has manged business units, been involved with business development, product management and marketing to name but a few. He also played a part in the development of HSBC’s business internet banking service and became its first service manager when the service was launched.

Nigel’s career in financial services has enabled him to develop a wide range of skills, which he uses to excellent effect to enhance the reputation of the company.

Nigel is an active trustee for his son’s charity ( and he enjoys watching rugby (that’s game with the proper shaped ball) and playing squash.

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Kerrie Gallagher, Office Manager

Kerrie has been an integral part of the company since 2012.

She is the prime point of contact for all Head Office administrative issues, telephones, fleet, maintenance, and also oversees the company’s construction site offices.

On top of these responsibilities Kerrie manages the IT aspects of the company’s operations to guarantee continuity of service.

She combines these duties with her role as Company Secretary.

When not in the office she is a doting mother and can often be seen taking her children to dance competitions.

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Chris Smith, Head of Estimating

Chris’s career started in 2011 as an assistant mechanical estimator and design engineer for a multi disciplined building contractor in Dartford Kent and since then he has developed in a number of different roles such as mechanical estimator, mechanical project manager, and contracts manager.

He has experience in commercial estimating of hotels, offices and retail outlets including being responsible for the feasibility studies and desk top surveys and putting together solar photovoltaic designs for housing associations across London and the Southeast.

He has taken the lead in commercial mechanical estimating, and in the past won some large contracts through Carillion.

He has worked for a well established Kent based agricultural building company managing and delivering commercial projects in and around Kent and the South Coast specialising in car showrooms and historic buildings.

In 2017 he started his own commercial mechanical contractors, winning delivering and handing over various primary and secondary schools projects, churches, grade 1 & 2 listed properties and office blocks throughout Kent and London, working onsite with a small team during the days and undertaking the company paperwork, estimating, purchasing, accounts and CAD drawing work in the evenings.

He is NVQ Qualified plumber, has a Certificate of competence with water regulations, hot water systems & safety including G3 unvented HWS, is Cypher estimating trained and AutoCAD trained.

He is certainly a seasoned professional in the world of estimating and we are pleased to have him as our Head of Estimating.

He is an avid Liverpool supporter and has a passion for the England rugby team, which he finds time to enjoy when not being a wonderful father to 4 boys.