Alastair graduated in 1984 gaining a BSc Honours degree in Civil Engineering from Glasgow University. After spending 4 years abroad working on major projects in the Falkland Islands and North Africa, Alastair returned to the UK where he worked for main contractors for a further 2 years.

Since joining Gallagher in 1990, he has served as both Project Manager and Contracts Manager before taking over as Managing Director in 2001. Alastair is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers. He also serves on the CONSTRUCT council and was a member of the committee that developed a new Code of Practice for the industry titled "The Safe Erection and Dismantling of Falsework and Formwork".

John joined the company in 1988. In 1989 he took up a 5 year course studying quantity surveying at Guildford Technical College. He then continued his studies, attending Southbank University for a further 3 years, where he gained a BSc honours degree in quantity surveying. John started with the company as an assistant quantity surveyor / estimator and worked his way to becoming managing surveyor in 1998.

In 2001 John became Commercial Director. His role today includes overseeing all estimating, quantity surveying and accounts for the company.

John and Michael Gallagher came over from Ireland in the early 1960's After establishing Michael J.Gallagher Contractors Limited in 1965, they rapidly grew the company through the
1970's and 1980's into a multi-million pound organisation.

Today they are both resident in Ireland but regularly return to the UK.