Team

Our people are a direct reflection of our core values of honesty, integrity and professionalism.

We take great care in finding and developing the right people to join our team and enable them to actively contribute to the direction and growth of the business.

We pride ourselves in our drive, passion, and ingenuity and we work hard to build and develop key relationships and understand our clients’ needs. All of our consultants are professionally qualified or working towards professional status through our mentoring programme and formal education.

If you are interested in contributing to our success and joining our growing team please contact us at talent@virtus-consult.co.uk.

Andrew Ogilvie
Director

Andrew is the founding director of Virtus Consult; a Chartered Quantity Surveyor, and the driving force behind the strategic growth plans of the business.

He is a respected Project and Commercial Management professional with 25 years of experience successfully delivering projects of all sizes and complexity, in both the private and public sectors. Significantly, Andrew has been leading the construction project management of a nuclear fuel production plant since 2007 but after almost ten years in this specialist field he has returned to the daily fray of growing a sustainable business with the management team.

As founding director, Andrew has sought to develop a management structure that promotes growth and stability within the business, but he remains actively engaged in the delivery of projects for our clients with the support of the wider team.

Renowned for his sense of humour and affable, cool-headed nature, Andrew is also known in the office for his regimented and expensive gym use – each visit costing in excess of £300! Well….he does go twice a year!”

Jan Ponsford
Director

Jan, a member of the Chartered Institute of Building, has a passion for ensuring we continue to provide an exceptional service to every client, regardless of the size of the project. He works hard to fully understand each clients’ needs, before finding and developing solutions that deliver positive outcomes.

“I believe our team of professional, talented, motivated and dedicated individuals are critical to our continued success as is the prioritisation of teamwork, professionalism and fun.

I’m responsible for continuing our growth into a successful and sustainable business, having played a key role in building it into what it is today, with long term repeat commissions with many blue-chip clients in private and public sectors.”
Jan’s work has been instrumental the company obtaining the Building Better Healthcare Award for Innovation and being finalists in the Building Awards for three years in a row.

Sustaining a healthy work/life balance is important for Jan, which usually means spending time with family, sailing and the occasional triathlon, when he’s not immersed in a project.

Tim Powell
Regional Director

Tim started his career in the British Army, where he honed his natural leadership skills and developed his ability to manage difficult situations, whilst instilling confidence in others that delivery is always achievable.

A skilled Project Manager with a career spanning more than 21 years, he has extensive experience across a diverse range of sectors, including many high-profile projects across the UK.

Confident leading multi-disciplinary teams of all sizes and regulators through the planning and design stages, Tim is adept at providing high-level strategic advice to clients and engaging effectively with key stakeholders.

He is experienced handling the challenges and risks typical in major projects, solving critical path issues on the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham and successfully handling politically sensitive developments like Strand East, London.

Tim is capable of motivating individuals through difficult circumstances, whilst his knowledge extends to full responsibilty for programme, resources, budget, procurement, quality and health & safety.

Tim is a committed family man, but also enjoys escaping into a polytunnel of an evening for some green fingered escapism or making the most of the countryside around his Staffordshire home.

Adam Clemens
Regional Director

Adam is a Chartered Civil Engineer and a skilled, enthusiastic project manager with more than 20 years’ experience.

He is passionate about construction and understands a good strategy, clear thinking and effective communication are fundamental to success.

Demonstrating a deep understanding of the construction project process from inception to delivery, with specific expertise driving the design stage, Adam always looks to deliver the best outcome for his clients through in-depth experience of leading and working with multi-disciplinary teams.

He has experience across industry sectors gained at John Laing Construction, Turner & Townsend and Mace, before joining Virtus from his role as Senior Lecturer and Construction Management course leader at Westminster University.

“Development of our team in London and the projects led from that office are my responsibility, with the aviation and commercial sectors already offering opportunities.”

With his family Adam enjoys cycling, mountain walking and canoeing. He is also a dedicated Scout Leader and believes scouting offers younger generations the opportunity to learn the skills needed to be more resilient when facing the challenges of modern life.