Senior Director | Project Director | General Manager

Last Updated: 10th March 2020 (over 2 years ago)

York, United Kingdom



Age Range
55 to 64

Qualification Level
HNC/HND/City & Guilds

Afrikaan, English, German


A resourceful, principled and cross-cultural Leader, Manager and Director with a distinguished international career in managing civil and construction companies. Committed to consistently achieving the best possible results combined with excellent communication qualities. Flourishes under pressure, operating with a high degree of adaptability to lead successful units.
- Proactive Project Director, headhunted and promoted to management roles
- Uses the strength of the team to bring projects in on time, within budget and to the client’s satisfaction
- Versatile Managing Director adept at devising innovative solutions to complex problems


Technikon Natal (South Africa)
National Higher Diploma (Civil Engineering)

   Jan 1982
— Nov 1985


Unger Steel Representative Office Philippines Inc. / Unger Stahlbau Ges.m.b.H
Manager / Head of Bridge Construction

   Feb 2017
— Aug 2019

Manager brought on board by the owners of the company, to head and develop the bridge construction sector, a new business arm for the company.
• Marketing, business and project development in Asia, specifically focusing on the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Myanmar, as well as in northern and western Africa. (Countries where Austrian ODA financing can be offered and utilized.)
• Identifying new project opportunities
• Liaison with Government Departments and Senior Government Officials to investigate and define project requirements
• Promoting long span steel bridges in typhoon prone / high rainfall areas
• Preparing and submitting proposals
- €100million bridge rehabilitation and construction project in the Philippines
- €11.5million bridge replacement program in Sri Lanka
- €9.5million rural bridge construction program in Ghana

Angerlehner Asia Sdn. Bhd.

   Sep 2012
— Dec 2016

Promoted to Project Director with the remit to strengthen the company’s position in Malaysia and surrounding areas, focusing on the pipeline rehabilitation sector. Overseeing and managing the 21km sewer rehabilitation project in the heart of Kuala Lumpur using GRP slip lining and CIPP methods for sewers ranging from 225mm to 1,300mm in diameter, valued at €10.55m.
• Advocate in promoting the trenchless industry in Malaysia
• Business development in Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam

Angerlehner Hoch und Tiefbau
Area Manager

   Feb 2010
— Aug 2012

Area Manager who took full ownership for overseeing and managing construction projects in Kolkata, India including the refurbishment and rehabilitation of 5 sewer projects valued at €50.5m, with a total rehabilitation length of 17km, ranging in size from a 750mm x 1,120mm egg-shaped sewer to a 3,048mm diameter circular sewer.

Bauer Foundations (Ireland) Ltd
Managing Director

   Dec 2008
— Jan 2010

Headhunted to run and manage the Irish subsidiary of the company as Managing Director. Managing the company through the collapse of the construction market. Placing staff in other subsidiaries and managing asset sell off.

MCE Stahl und Maschinenbau
Senior Project Manager

   Jan 2007
— Nov 2008

Project Manager specifically targeted to oversee and manage road bridge projects in Sri Lanka with a turnkey construction of 5 steel bridges in the Western Province valued at €10.55m. Charged with establishing a branch office in Sri Lanka. Project managed, sourced, negotiated and appointed subcontractors.
• Trained, developed and guided Sri Lankan managers
• Achieved all construction deadlines and budget parameters
• Project was noted by the Road Development Authority as the first project under their jurisdiction to finished well ahead of schedule
• Led the MCE team at client meetings on quality control matters

PageKirkland Vietnam
Senior Project Manager

   Aug 2006
— Oct 2006

Project Manager primarily tasked with galvanising and managing a team on behalf of international clients for 4 fast-track fit-out projects in Saigon and Hanoi, valued at $420,000.
• Full project management, from drawing up tender documentation, chairing design / progress meetings and ensuring quality control to final inspections and project handover

MCE Stahl und Maschinenbau
Project Director

   May 2001
— Jun 2006

Project Director headhunted to lead the bridges division in Indonesia. Charged with overall project management for the Cisomang railway bridge - a 243m steel arch bridge with a ballast bed for double-tracking, valued at €13.6m. Additionally broadened skill set to include marketing and project development specifically focused on Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam.
• Identified opportunities and suggested ways to secure business such as joint ventures and partnerships
• Projects included the replacement of 44 railway bridges valued at €25m, a €7m docking system for the new Airbus A380, the assembly and erection of the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge worth €24m and the replacement of 18 bridges for a public works ministry valued at €30m

Gleeds Deutschland
Project Manager | Coordinator

   Apr 2001
— May 2016

Project Manager / Coordinator who undertook role as an experienced client liaison executive to head up the construction team and interface with Ford regarding a new €300m, 4.6 million m² car manufacturing plant in Brazil. Managed the pan-site costing and estimating, timing control, administration and archive departments as well as coordinating daily site operations. Appointed to the prestigious €460m SBV Hanover-Berlin project as Coordinator for Lot 1 of the rehabilitation / renewal of the 8.8km Berlin Zoo station to Berlin main station section.
• Responsible for liaising between the consortium of companies awarded the contract and the sub-groups for 50% of the overall project
• Exhibited diplomacy and patience and the ability to focus on the detail while remaining mindful of the bigger picture
• Appointed as Coordinator for the entire €460m project
• Orchestrated key construction challenges including renovating 500 viaduct arches, renewing and renovating 48 bridges and constructing new rail lines while maintaining some operational rail capacity
• Successfully linked the section to its adjoining counterparts

Erd, Tief und Wasserbau
Contracts Manager

   Feb 1994
— Jun 1996

Contracts Manager for an earth, ground and waterworks contractor with accountability for drafting up contracts for projects regarding power stations, dams, waste disposal sites, motorways and industrial estates. Drove forward on tendering and winning new business with contracts worth up to €5m.
• Demonstrated advanced persuasive and interpersonal skills to overcome resistance and simultaneously / successfully managed several projects spaced between 60km and 80km apart
• Undertook major problem and issue resolution

S&B Building Ltd | S&B Civils Ltd
Dctor | Contracts Manager

   Aug 1988
— Jan 1994

Promoted to the dual role of Director / Contracts Manager and tasked as Director of Buildings and Head of Civils for both companies gaining an insight into marketing and tendering. Responsible for projects worth up to €1.25m and motivated a team of between 50 and 100 dependant on the projects at hand.
• Managed the building, road and dam project throughout Swaziland
• Responsible for the civil works for the upgrading of a Sugar Refinery in South Africa

Stefanutti & Bressan (Swd) Pty Ltd
Project Manager

   Aug 1988
— Jun 1991

On returning from my travels I was approached by Stefanutti & Bressan to manage their 1st project in Swaziland.
• Led the construction of Nkoyoyo State House, the official royal residence of the King of Swaziland with direct communication with His Majesty / ministers and bespoke specifications

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