David McGowan

David is BAM UK & Ireland’s Executive Director of Delivery Assurance.
David joined BAM in 1988 as an engineer working on marine projects in Scotland. In the years since he has held technical and operational leadership roles across the highways, water, energy, maritime, coastal and nuclear sectors.  
He values business culture and heritage while recognising the need to be future focused, adapting our services and solutions to meet the evolving needs of our clients.
He is an advocate of the ‘freedom within a framework’ approach to business assurance, providing clear direction and guardrails to achieve consistency and effective governance.
An active mentor and sponsor of professional development, David is passionate about supporting people to explore new and innovative ways of working.


“Listening to what your customers want is key; you need to do it to succeed in this industry. My father taught me a lot about listening and I believe in engaging and involving everyone in BAM, so they can make their full contribution to developing our service to clients.