Directors & Management

  • James McGoff Chairman

    James McGoff was educated at St Ambrose College in Hale Barns. He immediately went on to study at Stockport College of Technology.

    James’ first job after completing his OND was as trainee Quantity Surveyor with J.W Goodyer & Co in 1984. Studies continued at Stockport College on a day release basis for a further two years culminating in a HNC qualification, and appointment as Quantity Surveyor with Goodyer’s.

    In 1988 he joined A Quiligotti and Company as the resident QS for the refurbishment of the prestigious Whiteleys Shopping Centre in Queensway London.

    James joined McGoff Construction in 1990 as a Site Manager. In 1995 he was promoted to Contracts Manager before taking over at the helm as Managing Director in 2007, becoming Chairman in 2018.

  • Declan McGoff Joint Managing Director

    Declan McGoff was educated at St Ambrose College in Hale Barns. He immediately went on to study at Stockport College and completed an OND in Building Studies.

    Declan went on to study at Nottingham (Trent) Polytechnic gaining a 2:1 BSc (Hons) in Construction Management. He was also awarded a CIOB Certificate of Excellence for the most outstanding performance on the degree course.

    During his degree course, Declan enjoyed valued sponsorship and industry experience on a placement with Tarmac Construction, now known as Carillion. Following his graduation in 1991, Declan joined McGoff Construction as Site Engineer/Manager and has progressed through the operational side of the business over the years, working on a variety of construction projects.

    Declan is now the Joint Managing Director at McGoff Construction.

  • Dave McGoff Joint Managing Director

    Educated at St Ambrose College, Hale Barns, Dave McGoff joined leading leisure industry contractor Multibuild Ltd as a trainee Quantity Surveyor in 1988, combining work with a quantity surveying degree at Sir John Moore’s University in Liverpool.

    Dave gained experience at various surveying levels successfully progressing to senior Quantity Surveyor, before moving into construction management.

    In 2000, Dave became a board director of Multibuild, going on to become Operations Director in 2003. After 17 years of dedicated service, Dave decided to join Villafont Homes as Operations Director and is responsible for the strategic growth of the business and all aspects of project delivery.

    Dave is now the Joint Managing Director at McGoff Construction.

  • Chris McGoff Director

    Chris McGoff was educated at St Ambrose College, Hale Barns. He went to study at Nottingham Trent University, where he graduated with a degree in Residential Development. While studying for his degree, Chris spent a year in the industry with Beezer Homes on a management training programme.

    Shortly after graduating in 1996, Chris worked at McCarthy & Stone for a year as Assistant Land Buyer before joining Linden Homes North West where he quickly progressed to the role of Senior Land Manager.

    Aged 27, Chris left Linden Homes to become Managing Director and co-founder of Villafont Limited in 2001. In 2007 Chris joined the board of directors at McGoff Construction.

  • Dave Foran Group Finance Director

    David is a Chartered Certified Accountant with significant experience of supporting and directing the financial management and governance of fast growth companies.  David was educated at Liverpool University where he achieved 2:1 BA (Hons) degree before commencing his finance career with top 10 audit and advisory firm, Grant Thornton. David’s career at Grant Thornton spanned 12 years during which time he was promoted to Senior Audit Manager, Staff Development Manager, and ultimately Associate Director of a newly formed Entrepreneurial Advisory team that was specifically set up to provide a wide range of corporate finance and advisory services to growing businesses.

    David Left Grant Thornton in 2008 to take up a number of executive and non-executive Finance Director roles, and since November 2012 has focussed his time on the development and growth plans of McGoff Construction and its associated companies.

  • Emma James Director of Support Services and Business Operations

    Emma James was educated at Heywood Community High School before going onto Bury College.  Emma studied at Bury College gaining a Diploma in Business and is currently studying a Business Degree. Her first construction job was at Lowry Homes residential development in 1999 where she stayed for nine years. From Bury, Lancashire, Emma joined McGoff Construction in 2008. Over the last 9 years Emma has been at the forefront of the Group’s strategy to streamline processes and improve business practices including the implementation of innovative systems such as the Group’s ISO 9001, 14001 and 18001 accredited H&S, Quality and Environment Integrated Management system, prestigious Investors in People GOLD status and Best Companies accolade. Emma joined the Group of McGoff Construction and Newcare in 2010 to provide a structured approach to quality control and symbiotic partnering across the Group. As Head of Support Services and Business Operations Emma manages a team that provides holistic Operational Compliance, Business Operations, Human Resources, Recruitment and Supply Chain Management expertise as the Group expands its unique service offering. Emma is also an active member of the Chartered Management Institute.