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HKA is delighted to welcome a diverse and talented group of colleagues to our firm in June

Thank you for choosing to join our HKA Team.
Your experience, skills, and collaboration will help us
continuously grow and improve our firm. 

We know you have joined us during a pandemic, which is not easy for you, and we are here to support you. Please also look after your mental and physical health during these challenging times. Protecting your health is HKA’s number 1 priority.

Everything we do makes HKA a great place for our brilliant people to work, play and grow. We hope you enjoy working with us all and have time to laugh and develop too!

Kate Wood, Chief People OfficER

Samer (Sam) Asaad, Associate Director, Sydney

Sam is an experienced planning and project controls manager, construction advisor, design/construction interface manager and civil/structural engineer with hands-on experience in project development, project progress tracking and forensic analysis on various large scale projects both internationally and locally.


Nicola Cleary, Practice Manager – Advisory, Sydney

Nicola joins the Sydney Advisory team as Practice Manager. Nicola comes to HKA from KPMG’s Enterprise Advisory practice delivering business solutions to SMEs.


Bogdan Cordos, Network Engineer, Warrington

Bogdan has over 14 years’ experience in IT, and has become a networking specialist over the past 7 years.

Bogdan provides network support, installation, and analysis for a broad range of LAN/WAN communication systems.


Thomas Georgiadis, Managing Consultant, Dubai

Thomas’ expertise is within narine infrastructure, oil and gas, heavy civil and buildings construction. Thomas has been working in the Middle East for the last nine years, previously working in Archirodon Construction Co. S.A. In his most recent position, Thomas has been working as a Construction Section Head at Deep Storm Water Project – Jebel Ali, Dubai.


Nicole Johnson, Document Controller, Sydney

Nicole is an experienced administrator who thrives in highly pressured and challenging environments. She has had Document Controller roles with Aurecon Australasia and Watpac Construction in Australia, and BAM Nuttall in the UK.


Intan Liyana Johar, Managing Consultant, Qatar

Intan has over 11 years’ experience of working in the construction industry, as well as oil and gas in various types of projects and stages. Intan has been residing in Qatar for more than four years, previously working with Qatar’s Public Works Authority where she was involved in the operation and maintenance of infrastructure framework contracts. She has worked on projects across Asia, Middle East, and Europe.


Michael Luong, Senior Consultant, Sydney

Michael rejoins HKA after taking time out to pursue other interests. Michael is an experienced project engineer and has worked on several complex road, rail and infrastructure projects in Sydney.


Peter Naidos, Associate Director, Melbourne

Peter recently relocated to Melbourne from our New York office. Peter has civil engineering and finance qualifications, and has been working in New York on schedule delay, cost analysis, project monitoring and some forensic accounting. He previously worked in Australia for Vic Roads in a project monitoring role.


Amit Sarkar, Cost Manager, Sydney

Amit is an accomplished Project Controls professional with industry experience in the infrastructure, mining and heavy engineering sectors. He has extensive experience working across projects for market leaders such as Samsung C&T, Downer, Auckland Transport, Jacobs and Hatch.


Ben Sternberg, Senior Associate Consultant, Philadelphia

Ben specialises in providing forensic accounting and consulting services to attorneys, public and private companies, non-profit companies, and governmental agencies. Ben supports experts in creating damages and financial models, data analytics, and investigations in complex commercial litigation. Ben has experience in contract disputes, intellectual property disputes, lost profit claims, asset tracing, valuation, and due diligence in mergers and acquisitions. He has presented on fraud, specifically why people commit and ways to detect fraud. Ben has worked for clients in a range of industries, including real estate, construction, retail, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, professional services, among others.


Esnath Tarira, Financial Controller, Johannesburg

Esnath is a PWC trained Chartered Accountant with vast experience in setting up, improving and leading efficient and value adding finance functions. She has held a number of positions within the finance departments of several businesses in Johannesburg including Accompany Advisory, a strategic advisory firm operating as partner to McKinsey. Whilst at Accompany, Esnath had the opportunity to manage financial aspects of consulting engagements and therefore has a good understanding of professional services businesses. Most recently, Esnath has been the Financial Controller at Verifone Africa. 


Zhi Zhang, Consultant, Beijing

Zhi is a Civil Engineer with over ten years of experience in the construction and engineering industry. His areas of expertise include buildings, oil and gas, mining and power projects. He is experienced in project planning and scheduling and has been involved in various major projects across China.


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