Commercial and Contracts Director / Quantity Surveyor

Last Updated: 20th August 2019 (over 3 years ago)

Dubai, United Arab Emirates


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Age Range
55 to 64

Qualification Level
HNC/HND/City & Guilds



A successful global construction commercial director with more than 30 years’ experience in the Middle East, SE Asia, the UK and Africa working for both multi-disciplined contracting organisations and client organisations across civil engineering, building, marine construction, rail related projects and district cooling processing plants and pipe networks. Expert presenter and negotiator, able to forge solid relationships with partners, and build consensus across multiple organisational levels.


Nelson Mandela Metrolpolitan University
HND in Quantity Surveying

   Jan 1981
— Feb 1985


Emirates Central Cooling Systems (Empower), Govt of Dubai
Director, Commercial

   Mar 2016
— Current

Directing commercial operations for delivery of construction projects from pre-tender stage through to tendering, award, construction phase and close out phase. The role covers appointment and management of design consultants, contractors and all procurement functions. Projects include District Cooling Plants, Chilled Water Networks, ETS Rooms, PHE's,

Punj Lloyd Limited
Group Head of Contracts

   Jun 2014
— Jun 2015

I took up a role in July 2014 as head of commercial, contracts, legal and procurement of a wholly owned Punj Lloyd company called Sembawang Engineers and Constructors in Singapore. This company carries out work in the rail & tunneling sector, civil and infrastructure sector and building sector. I have overall responsibility for commercial, contractual and legal matters, procurement, and risk and process management and I sit on the JV Board for a JV project for construction of an MTR Rail station in Hong Kong. Sembawang is owned by the Punj Lloyd Group of Companies.
In addition to the above role, I am now appointed as Head of Contracts for the Punj Lloyd Group of Companies with the responsibility of overseeing all Pre-Contract and Post-Contract contractual matters for all group companies. Punj Lloyd predominantly operates in the Oil and Gas, Petrochemical and Infrastructure construction industries with a turnover of approximately US$ 2.3 billion per annum and they operate across India, SE Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and the CIS States.

Leighton Contractors Indonesia
Commercial Manager - Building and Civil Division

   May 2013
— Jun 2014

Leighton Contractors Indonesia undertook mining, civil engineering and building projects across Indonesia. My role was to head up the commercial and contractual function for all civil and building projects, including some in very remote locations, from project award to project completion.

Due to the company failing to secure their anticipated volume of work in Indonesia and the restructuring of the Leighton group following the Hochtief takeover, my role in Indonesia came to an end in June 2014. Leighton offered me a transfer to Hong Kong in the role of Commercial Director on a US$ 1.2 billion project in Hong Kong, but I opted to take on a more senior management role with a new company in Singapore.

Overseas AST Company LLC
Head of Commercial & Contracts

   Dec 2006
— Apr 2013

I was head of the Commercial Department with full responsibility for managing all QS/Commercial staff (16 people) in the company. This company undertook marine construction projects, district cooling pipelines, aviation fuel hydrants and tank farms. I had full responsibility for commercial and contractual matters on all projects undertaken by the company.

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