Duncan Murray

BSc, CEng, CEnv, MICE

Duncan Murray, Managing Director

Duncan Murray, Managing Director

Duncan Murray is the Managing Director of Directline Structures. Duncan is a chartered Civil Engineer and set up the business in 1988, after working in a number of other construction and design and build companies. Duncan has an eye for efficient design; getting things right at the drawing stage so that the whole job runs smoothly, culminating in a naturally sustainable building. Often, the most beautiful designs are those which have been beautifully engineered. In this way, sustainability has always been at the heart of Duncan’s design process, and is never an after thought.

Outside of Directline Structures, Duncan is chairman of Rolvenden Parish Council. He is also a talented violin player, enjoys sailing, travelling and gardening.

 Katy Barker

BSc, Dip Arch, RIBA ARB

Katy Barker, Director, Architect

Katy Barker is a Chartered Architect and Director at Directline Structures. She has worked with her parents, Jennifer and Duncan, in the business throughout her Architectural training. She joined the business full time in 2014 and has progressed from Designer to Director, overseeing all aspects of design and construction. Katy is passionate about Architect-led Design and Build, leading to innovative and efficient designs. She brings together Duncan’s engineering logic with her own creative design skills to create truly innovative schemes.

Katy is a keen cyclist and triathlete, and a regular Parkrun goer. When she has time she enjoys baking and cooking.


Jennifer Murray



Jennifer Murray, Finance Director

Jennifer Murray is the Financial Director. Jennifer is a CIMA chartered management accountant. After working in the perfumery industry, Jennifer re-trained as a management accountant, undertaking the grueling course whilst working at Directline Structures and bringing up three children. Jennifer has always worked with honesty and care, ensuring that everyone who interacts with the company is treated fairly and is aware of their value to the team. This people-first ethos has ensured a happy and fair working environment that is so important to the design and build process.

Jennifer is an avid traveler, a skillful cook and also enjoys sailing and gardening.