LCMB Team

Meet the team

People drive successful organisations. LCMB’s team has a wealth of engineering and commercial experience. Importantly, we also understand how the built environment affects people’s wellbeing and productivity, which makes the difference to your organisation’s performance and financial results.

John O'Brien

“I created LCMB in 2009 to make a difference for our clients by ensuring their buildings are more productive for their people, their organisations and society.

Managing Director & Founder of LCMB

Meet the team

The LCMB team have spent their working lives operating and constructing buildings

We have the technical and organisational experience to help our clients make their buildings work harder for their organisations, their people, stakeholders and the environment.

Director of Operations

Team Administrator

Senior Consultant

Senior Consultant

Junior Consultant

Senior Consultant

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John O'Brien - LCMB
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John O'Brien

Founder and MD of LCMB MBA, B.S.C. (Hons), Dip. Eng, Dip. M

John is an engineer with over twenty years project and general management experience in construction, specialist engineering and Facilities Management (FM). Prior to forming LCMB in 2009, John spent the previous ten years operating as a Main Board and Operations Director within Inviron (formerly ABB Ltd.), a specialist M&E, FM contractor, and Laing O’Rourke, a large construction business. John has led projects and project teams on a range of buildings with values up to £100m. He has also been responsible for annual FM budgets up to £40m and as a Director has managed businesses with an annual turnover of up to £150m. John has delivered traditional, design and build, PPP/PFI, GMP and open book, procured projects, in the following sectors:

  • Retail
  • Education
  • Commercial
  • Hotels and leisure
  • Residential
  • Industrial
  • Healthcare
  • Telecoms and data
  • Airports and transportation
  • Process sector
  • Public sector including Police and MOD
John is experienced in all phases of the building project life cycle, from inception to post completion operation and he set up LCMB in 2009 to help clients get the best performance from their buildings, both from a financial and an energy consumption point of view. LCMB specialises in:
  • Getting the best value out of buildings
  • Initiating and managing great project
  • Reducing energy consumption
  • Reviewing and rescuing poor performing projects.
Rudi du Plessis​ - LCMB
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Rudi du Plessis

Director of Operations ND: Civil Eng; PGDip FM; CBIFM

Rudi is an experienced Facilities Manager who holds a postgraduate Facilities Management qualification and is a Certified Member of the IWFM. He also has experience in project managing large-scale capital projects.

Prior to joining LCMB Rudi worked as a senior manager for Jones Lang LaSalle, Capita Symonds and GVA where he was responsible for setting the FM strategy, delivering FM and property operations and managing risk across nationwide property portfolios.

Rudi has delivered FM and property projects across all UK sectors for:

  • Government (Interserve Defence, Homes and Communities Agency and Local Authorities)
  • Retail (Sainsbury’s, British Land, Intu and Jones Lang LaSalle)
  • Commercial Property (AXA, Palmer Capital, Standard Life, Royal London, Aegon, Prestbury, Capita and GVA)
  • Health (UCLH NHS Foundation Trust)
  • Education (King’s College London).

Able to engage at all levels of an organisation Rudi can assist with:

  • FM strategy development and operations improvement
  • Outsourcing and procurement of FM Services
  • Service delivery and value for money improvements
  • Mitigating risk and managing legal compliance
  • Managing building performance
  • Auditing, benchmarking and measuring FM service levels and performance standards
  • Training and developing FM operations teams and driving behavioural change.
Jo Hermon - LCMB
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Jo Hermon

Team Administrator

Jo joined the team in April 2015 and is responsible for supporting the full LCMB team and ensuring the office runs smoothly.

Jo is responsible for all business administration and is involved with all company activities to make the team function efficiently.

Jo acts as the Administrator for all our clients projects, supporting the Senior members of the LCMB team from Clients Proposals through to Project completion. She works closely with the team to ensure our clients receive excellent customer service.

Prior to joining LCMB, Jo worked in secondary 
education for nine years as an Administrator working with students, parents and staff providing a wide range of services administratively and pastorally.

Previously, Jo worked for a private clinical trials company working in various Oxfordshire NHS and private hospitals.

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Tom Cudmore

Senior Consultant MSc

Tom is an experienced project manager, with an MSc in Energy & Sustainable Development. He is also experienced working with people on behaviour change and has delivered projects with groups as diverse as Olympic athletes and NHS patients.

Previously Tom has spent three years working in the corporate sector delivering behaviour
change initiatives based around increasing workplace health. Prior to that Tom was based at the University of Essex where he combined lecturing with specialist outreach projects.

As Senior Consultant of Building Performance Solutions at LCMB, Tom is bringing together
the performance of building users with their buildings to produce solutions that reduce
operating costs whilst at the same time improving staff productivity and wellbeing. Tom
is project managing the Innovate UK Whole Life Performance Plus project which will validate the link between indoor environmental conditions and staff performance, and produce consultancy and technical solutions to deliver changes in the workplace.

  • MSc Climate Change & Sustainable Development
  • MSc Sports & Exercise Science
  • Project management
  • University lecturer
  • Employee health and productivity
  • Pro-environmental behaviour change
  • Performance and optimisation specialist
  • Sustainable travel initiatives such as workplace walking and physical activity programmes; workplace travel plans
  • Managing projects for local authorities, the NHS and DWP
Mike Kenny - LCMB
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Mike Kenny

Senior Consultant BSc

Mike is professional Energy Consultant, with over 10 years’ experience of energy consultancy, management and compliance.

He has extensive experience in managing and reducing energy and carbon use in buildings, estates and infrastructure.

Mike previously acted as an embedded resource at Birmingham Airport responsible for energy monitoring, targeting and reporting, Carbon Management Plan, CRC compliance, implementation of sub-metering programme and behavioural change initiatives. Project management of energy saving schemes introducing low and zero carbon technologies.

Mike is an accredited ESOS Lead Assessor and managed the compliance process of energy reporting, conducting energy audits and identifying energy saving opportunities for a variety of clients across a wide range of industries including retail, entertainment, warehousing, manufacturing and automotive.

He has previously worked with Thames Water, Atkins and The Carbon Trust.

  • BSc (Hons), MEI, ESOS Lead Assessor, BREEAM Assessor, DEC Assessor
  • Providing energy efficiency advice
  • Energy surveys and audits
  • Carbon management
  • Carbon footprinting
  • Energy monitoring and targeting
  • Energy reporting, analysis and compliance
  • TRAID avoidance and demand response schemes
  • Project management of energy saving schemes
  • Funding advice for energy saving projects
Max Biddlestone - LCMB
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Max Biddlestone

Junior Consultant BA

Max will be working with LCMB to gain knowledge and experience in consultancy for all aspects of their offering including Facilities Management, Project Management, and Energy Management.

His initial role at LCMB will be to assist the Senior Consultants in providing services, simultaneously learning about the industry as he does.

Max’s role at LCMB is to support the team to deliver all consultancy projects, including Facilities management, Project Management and Energy Management for our clients.

His ambition is to become a senior consultant himself and LCMB are supporting him to learn about consultancy, the wider industry, and how to support clients in a cost-effective way that makes the highest impact.

Joe Wright - LCMB
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Joe Wright

Senior Consultant MSc

Joe is an experienced project manager, with an MSc in Construction Project Management and a BSc in Real Estate Valuation & Management.

Joe has over 4 years experience with facilities managing capital projects.

He also has experience with energy management having worked for a Carbon & Energy consultancy where he was responsible for energy monitoring, targeting and reporting, CRC compliance and identifying energy saving opportunities.

He has completed energy work for both the public and private sectors:

  • Public – Ministry of Justice, Lincolnshire Police
  • Private – GDUK, University of Hertfordshire
  • MSc Construction Project Management
  • BSc Real Estate Valuation & Management
  • Facilities Management
  • Energy monitoring and targeting
  • Energy reporting, analysis and compliance
  • Project management for capital projects

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