After qualifying as a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Adrian pursued his finance career with key posts in Chloride Group plc, Akai (UK) Ltd, the Ratcliffe Group Ltd, and as Group Treasurer for Lilley plc prior to joining John Laing plc in 1991. Adrian was appointed the Group's Deputy Finance Director in March 1995 and Group Finance Director in June 1999, and became Chief Executive on 1 June 2006.
Adrian was instrumental in shaping and securing a future for the plc following the difficult divestment of the construction division in 2001. Following a decision by the new plc Board early in 2002, Adrian led the successful divestment of the Group's house-building businesses. Adrian is responsible for CR issues relating to Human Rights and employee issues.