Our team

Steve Morrell


Steve is the company founder and a Chartered Engineer with extensive design experience encompassing a wide variety of sectors including, educational, commercial, industrial, residential, retail and mixed used developments. His experience spans multi million-pound developments to single architecturally designed homes. Steve is well practiced in the different forms of construction materials, steel, concrete, timber and masonry and is an expert in the design of medium rise buildings, stadiums, dynamic sensitive structures, water retaining structures and highway structures to Eurocodes, British Standards and the Manual for Highway Structures. He has in depth knowledge of construction processes and the necessary skills to mitigate risks to Health & Safety through sympathetic design in accordance with Construction Design Management Regulations 2015 ACOP.

Steve has extensive knowledge in designing many high profile and prestigious buildings. Having over 25 year’s experience in the industry, Steve manages an experienced multi-disciplinary design team at TRUE Consulting Engineers and clearly identifies individual’s roles and responsibilities, whilst ensuring the successful delivery of projects.

Out of the office Steve is a keen Countryman and enjoys exploring the Devon countryside with his young family and dogs.

Dan Smith


Dan joined TRUE Consulting Engineers in 2015 and has 25 years experience as a consultant structural engineer, working primarily in the south west, with some professional experience working overseas.

He has extensive experience within both public and private sectors, including defence, commercial, education, housing development and private domestic.

Dan has successfully delivered projects withs values ranging up to £45M. He manages the structural design team and his responsibilities include lead structural design in steel, concrete, timber and masonry structures and overseeing project deliverables.

In his spare time Dan enjoys spending time with his family. They enjoy the outdoors including skiing, mountain biking, and moorland walks with their dogs.

Richard Rainbow


Richard joined TRUE Consulting in 2023 and has over 15 years’ experience as a Flood Risk and Drainage engineer, working primarily in the public sector across the South West with extensive experience in the development and management of a variety of Drainage and Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management engineering projects from the initial concept stage, through to strategy development, feasibility study and detailed design and delivery.

Richard has extensive experience and knowledge in the preparation Flood Risk Assessments, Strategic Flood Risk Assessments and the design and application of surface water drainage particularly the use of Sustainable Drainage Systems. He has developed local policies, design guidance and best practice to support Local Authorities and the Private sector in planning and shape strategic development proposals.

In his spare time Richard enjoys spending time with his family and spending time down the allotment!

IMG_9166 1

Callum Oakes


Callum joined the industry in 2014 completing his apprenticeship followed by an HNC in Civil Engineering. He has experience in a variety of civil engineering projects including highway and drainage infrastructure, wind farm and STOR projects.

Callum is an avid sports fan and if he isn’t playing football, you will usually find him at Sandy Park watching Exeter Chiefs with cider in hand.

Dom Wark


Dom has 20 years’ experience in the industry, working on projects within differing sectors such as industrial, commercial and residential.

He is familiar with a spectrum of construction techniques and materials, including steelwork (hot and cold rolled) and reinforced concrete, as well as highways and drainage infrastructure. Outside of work, Dom enjoys taking advantage of the Devon and Cornwall countryside with his family, as well as cooking, books and music.

Mike Quigley

Drainage Highway Engineer

Mike has been a drainage and highways engineer since 1993, working his way up from a technician to an associate within a large engineering consultancy in Plymouth. He started with TRUE Consulting in 2016 as a drainage consultant and has experience on many different types and sizes of development, including flood risk assessments and feasibility options for new large-scale developments. Outside of work, Mike enjoys walking, fishing and helping his son refurbish his first house.

Oliver Humphrey


Oliver joined TRUE Consulting Engineers in 2019 as a graduate engineer, after completing his MEng Civil Engineering Degree at Coventry University.

Outside of work, Oliver is a keen footballer and music enthusiast.


Azar Asgarov


Born in Azerbaijan and having lived in Qatar and the UK, Azar has adapted to living far away from home. After having completed his MEng in Civil Engineering at the University of Plymouth in 2021 he joined TRUE Consulting Engineers and moved to Newton Abbot, the first non-coastal place he’s ever lived in. He has found the lack of noisy and vicious seagulls enticing.

Outside of work Azar enjoys cycling, swimming and going on long walks. Learning new languages is another aspect of his life he would’nt want to go without.

Jake Lucas



Mel Seagrave


Mel has worked for TRUE Consulting since its inception and has a wealth of experience including business management, business administration, PA support, financial administration and excellent customer service.

She is an integral part of the team and provides essential support to engineers, while overseeing the day-to-day running of the office and accounts.

Outside of work, Mel is a keen horse rider loves exploring the great outdoors with her two children (who she is teaching to ride!) and three dogs, as well as reading and swimming.

Rachael 2

Rachael Illman


Rachael joined TRUE Consulting Engineers in 2022 and is an integral part of the team, assisting with all matters of administration within the office.

She has a wealth of administrative experience that includes business administration, financial administration and customer service.  In her own time, Rachael is kept busy by her two children and coaches a local under 12, girls football team.