Our Directors


Kerrie Norman

Kerrie founded Flinders Chase in 2012, after enjoying 14 years of delivering large capital investment projects within the private and public sectors.  She trained and practices as a Civil Engineer and has a Masters’ Degree in International Business Law.  Beginning her career in major highways and infrastructure projects, she then moved into  project and programme management for complex mixed-use urban regeneration projects and has specialised in education capital projects since 2005.  Kerrie spent 5 years in Central Government and was directly responsible for delivering over £340m of Academy and Schools projects in 15 different local authorities.  She was also the Programme Director for the £1.7bn Primary Capital Programme, which delivered over 1,600 separate projects in 151 local authorities.   Kerrie was one of three Programme Directors of the £2.5bn sponsored academies programme, which delivered more than 140 major projects to completion in just 4 years.  Kerrie has built her strong reputation for delivering complex capital projects across a range of sectors by developing a deep understanding of user requirements, collaborating with private & public sector partners and employing a rigorous approach to technical and commercial detail.  Her depth of knowledge and expertise goes beyond straightforward programme management and enables her to assemble projects, develop detailed briefs, select optimum procurement routes, manage risk and strongly manage the procurement phases to deliver high quality results and significant savings for public and private sector clients for any kind of project.



Ian Yates

Ian is a Chartered Civil Engineer with over 30 years’ experience in delivering highways and transport infrastructure projects.  He began his career specialising in motorway maintenance schemes, having been part of the private sector team managing Area 10 of the motorway network in the North West of England for 10 years.  Ian has worked on major highways and transportation projects throughout the UK and Ireland including the delivery of the £73m City Centre Movement Strategy for Liverpool City Council.  Ian leads the Highways and Transportation team that has delivered over 120 highways commissions over the past five years, including major Active Travel Routes and S278 designs.  Ian combines a pragmatic collaborative approach with a meticulous focus on technical detail, which delivers reliable high-quality outcomes for local authorities, contractors and developers.  Strongly committed to developing the next generation of civil engineers, Ian has worked for the Institute of Civil Engineers and is a mentor to degree apprentice and graduates.