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The Team

Meet the East on Projects Team

Meet our leadership team, between us we have experience in every element of this dynamic and fast evolving industry.

Darryl EastonManaging Director

Darryl is annoyingly motivated even by our standards and is known to run 10ks and do a few hours work before breakfast, then complain it's already nine am. Self-effacing and modest by nature, Darryl's CV is not. It includes the Merchant Navy, Royal Navy, a post graduate in engineering, and an impressive list of successful companies. He also dabbles in triathlons, pig breeding, sailing, wine collecting ... even though he doesn't drink, has a season ticket for Harlequins Rugby, and is a cricket player & fan. He intensely dislikes the limelight but has become known as a trusted provider at the top of the UK broadcasting world and an easily recognised name and face in some of the industry's most high profile and ambitious projects. Darryl also loves The Archers and makes a mean Strawberry jam.

Hayley WhiteOperations Director

Hayley discovered her love of live music when she snuck into a festival aged 16 to watch Prodigy and has been hitting the festival scene (legitimately) ever since. For the last decade she has been putting the same kind of energy into hard-hitting customer service with an emphasis on conceptual problem solving.

"I don't believe in slapping a band-aid on a problem and hoping it goes away. It is a big part of my work to dig out the root causes of issues and implement processes to fix them permanently."

Scott NewlandCommercial Director

A lover of all things Christmas, a vegetable denier but also a Cordon Bleu chef, Scott makes things happen at East On. Quite possibly the most hands-on Commercial Director in the industry, he brings his “can do” attitude to every project we undertake. With a background in interior design, Scott runs our design and project management teams.

As at home on a building site as he is in a furniture showroom, Scott manages national contracts for household names and relishes the challenges of a complex project, whether that is office premises, a light industrial building or external works.

And although we’re sworn to secrecy, none of the East On team has ever forgotten that night Scott organised at the Chocolate Cocktail Club…

Fernanda ScholzHead of Design

Our creative dynamo, Fernanda has an architecture degree plus a Master’s in interior design. So when it comes to translating our clients’ visions into reality via photo-realistic 3D visuals, she’s definitely our go-to person. She’s also the queen of both the barbecue and the cocktail bar, with a caipirinha being her speciality.
A keen athlete who ran her first half marathon this year and was once judo vice champion in her home state in Brazil, Fernanda tells us that she’ll quit the gym once she achieves her first pull up but somehow, we don’t believe her…
With experience honed across residential and commercial projects, Fernanda says, “the opportunity to work with the East On team with their fabulous breadth of client projects was too good to pass up. I’m looking forward to helping to design some inspirational workplaces”.

Rupert EastonEngineering Consultant

A chip off the old block, Rupert is an accomplished triathlete obsessed with stats... specially those that indicate he's beating his Old Man. With a background in mechanical engineering, he has expanded into the marine sector, specialising in international subsea cable operations. The only thing he's more passionate about than triathlon stats is creating innovative solutions that ensure his teams focus on the most vital facets of a project, cutting down on budget and time.

"I am passionate about finding out of the box solutions when problem solving and not being afraid to challenge ideas. I also really like to run, cycle and swim. And win."