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Keith Chanter

Chief Executive Officer, EMCOR UK

Professional background and skills

In 1986, Keith joined BOC PLC, the global industrial gases company, where he spent 11 years holding a number of senior and board level positions for several of the operating companies and business divisions. In 1997, he moved to Bristow Helicopters Group as Group Finance Director and in 1999 was promoted to CEO to lead a turnaround of this business where he stayed until 2004.

After a few years in consultancy, Keith joined EMCOR in July 2007 as Group Finance Director and in November 2008, he became Chief Executive Officer.


  • Chartered Accountant in the London office of PWC in 1982
  • Industrial Economics at Nottingham University in 1979

Industry influence


  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
  • AllParty Parliamentary Environment Group
  • Institute of Directors
  • Business in the Community
  • Energy and Climate Change Board

Other relevant information

Keith believes that relationship building, be it employees, customers or supply partners, is the key to securing long-term business success. This coupled with a constant focus on delivering high quality, cost effective and sustainable solutions, are his main drivers for the EMCOR Group.

Of course, safety is one of EMCOR’s core values and is Keith’s first priority as CEO. Our ZERO Accident Program (ZAP) instils our employees with the conviction that every accident is preventable. This is supported by a clear leadership style that accepts no compromise in safeguarding our employees and the welfare of those who come into contact with our construction and facilities services day to day.