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

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

Peita Calvert, Regional Marketing Manager, Sydney

Peita joins HKA as Regional Marketing Manager for Oceania. Her experience spans strategic marketing, campaign management, and project and event management. She develops and delivers successful programs and campaigns that enhance brand positioning, culture and client experience while meeting revenue goals. Prior to joining HKA, Peita was a strategic marketing advisor to the Financial Advisory and Risk Advisory business units at Deloitte Australia.


Damien Le Comte, Associate Technical Director, London

Damien has over 25 years’ experience in the architecture industry specialising in sport, leisure, and mixed-use work. He also has experience of working as a project manager on many high-value design and construction projects, his array of work has seen his expertise be applied in the UK, the US and Brazil.


James Gaskell, Senior Infrastructure Engineer, Warrington

James has worked in IT for 15 years and has experience in large scale infrastructure deployments, networking, servers, cloud, and automation. He has designed and implemented infrastructure solutions for large manufacturing, retail, and entertainment companies.


Peter Van Gorp, Associate Technical Director, Dubai

Peter’s expertise is within Fire, Life Safety and Loss Prevention in Building Construction as well as Oil and Gas. Peter has been in Dubai for more than 15 years and previously worked at Ramboll and Tebodin. In his most recent position, Peter has been working as an HKA external consultant for the Hamad Airport claim, where he was and still is involved in the LPG system claim for the catering facility.



Ally Ling, Expert Support Project Coordinator, Sydney

Ally will be supporting the FTS team as it expands its presence in the Oceania region. Ally holds a Bachelor of Economics, and has a background in IT consulting, business analysis and accounting. Ally was recently seconded into the Fusion Program PMO for HSBC to assist with the implementation of Oracle Fusion ERP.


Sharon Stephen, Expert Support Consultant, Glasgow

Sharon has over 30 years experience of working in senior business support roles, involving all aspects of business resource and office management. She also has a background of working in technological based businesses, offering experience in engaging with various stakeholders and clients within the building and construction industry.


Feras Taher, Associate Director, New York

Feras Taher is an Associate Director working out of the New York, NY office. He has over nine years of experience in construction claims analysis, CPM scheduling, and damages (quantum) analysis. Feras’ areas of expertise includes civil engineering projects, particularly subway, oil and gas, high‐rise, rail, highway, bridge, military housing, government facilities, marine, land reclamation, research centers, stadiums, hospitals, airports and general civil and industrial multi‐discipline engineering projects throughout the Middle East, United States, and Canada.


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