Keith Chanter

Chief Executive Officer,

Value Delivered

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 EMCOR UK.

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


Keith graduated in Industrial Economics at Nottingham University in 1979 and went on to qualify as a Chartered Accountant in the London office of Deloitte Haskins & Sells (now PWC) in 1982. 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 business turnaround.

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.

The Personal Side

In his spare time, Keith can often be seen enjoying motorsport as a club racer or "pushing the pedals" on his mountain bike.