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HKA was delighted to welcome a diverse and talented group of colleagues to our firm in October & November

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 an ongoing 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, grow and play.

We hope you enjoy working with us all and have time to laugh and develop too.

Kate Wood, Chief People Officer

Sulaiman Alareadh, Managing Consultant, Dubai

Sulaiman Alareadh is a Civil Engineer with over ten years’ experience in the construction industry in the Middle East, which includes over eight years specialising in commercial management and claims preparation. He is dual-qualified, holding a Bachelor of Civil Engineering Degree and Master of Science in Contracts and Construction Management. Sulaiman obtained a diploma in Arbitration from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, also he is a member in the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Saudi Council of Engineers. Sulaiman has worked on several large-scale major projects throughout the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) including Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and UAE.


Louise Alcock, Interim Financial Controller, London

Louise is a chartered accountant with over 20 years’ experience both in practice and industry. Louise spent over 10 years with KPMG, including two years in the Sydney office, and has worked on a range of clients including The Co-operative Group, Moneysupermarket, and Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM). Louise has spent the last 10 years at Four Seasons Health Care, one of the UK’s largest care home operators with responsibility for corporate reporting and statutory accounting.


Dhruv Bhavsar, Associate Director, Sydney

Dhruv has project management experience on major projects including metro construction (specialised in rail systems) and commissioning, commercial and residential high rise building, and power plant construction. He joins us from Fredon Industries.


Luis F. Cintrón, Manager, Miami

Luis F. Cintrón is a licensed professional engineer with over 16 years of experience in the construction industry. He has actively participated in the preparation of nearly 10 expert witness reports for clients involved in arbitration processes related to project management, delay and quantum disputes. Luis has diverse experience in the construction industry, in Latin and North American markets.


Iris DiBernardo, Marketing and Proposal Manager, Philadelphia

Iris has over twenty years of experience developing, writing, and managing proposals and responses to RFPs in various industries including architecture, engineering, employee recognition, and security services. She is also experienced in marketing and promoting professional service organisations. She strives to create compelling, persuasive, and differentiating proposals and marketing campaigns and is excited to be part of the Americas team for HKA.


Haslinah Hamsah, Business Support Administrator, Singapore

Haslinah recently joined us as a Business Support Administrator based out of our Singapore office. Haslinah is an administrative professional with over 20 years of experience. She has a demonstrated record of accomplishment and broad experience working in facilities management, manufacturing and consulting firms.


Tyrone Handley, Senior Consultant, Melbourne

Tyrone is a commercial contracting and procurement professional with a demonstrated track record of drafting, negotiating, sourcing and managing high-value contracts with numerous counterparties. He joins us from Woodside Energy.


Chris Hughes, Associate Technical Director, Glasgow

Chris is an experienced architect with over 15 years’ architectural experience; specialising in large projects with recent project values ranging from £7 million to £1 billion, across Scotland. He was previously an associate within a commercial architectural practice with extensive experience as a project lead architect, responsible for the design and delivery of commissions throughout Scotland. Chris’s experience covers all aspects of project delivery including statutory approvals, production information, detailed specification, report writing, subcontractor design development and integration.


Rowena Lamb, Associate Director, Melbourne

Rowena brings extensive infrastructure sector experience in project assurance, project and business case management and development, strategy, and infrastructure policy. She is currently a member of the Office of Projects Victoria Advisory Board.


Sean McDonagh, Expert Support Consultant, London

Sean has worked in the management consultancy sector for the last four years, where he oversaw the training department for a leading ISO Certification and Auditing organisation (NQA). Prior to that, he worked on projects for Transport for London assisting in carrying out regular audits of their transport systems. Sean has a degree in History from Nottingham Trent University.


Jennifer Mullins, Business Support Administrator, Sydney

Jennifer is a motivated administrator with experience in clinical education compliance and fund accounting administration across several industries. She has the ability to provide a high level of customer service. She joins us from Healthcare Australia and the Hotel Quarantine Project Sydney.


Mitchell Pitman, Lead Consultant, Sydney

Mitchell is a dedicated project controls professional seeking to make a difference in the Construction Industry. Mitchell offers sector-wide best practice when it comes to cost management. His international and diversified client background affords him a rich understanding of managing stakeholders and project costs.


John Polcari, Director, Washington D.C.

John has over 11 years of experience assisting clients with various government contracting regulatory compliance issues. Over the course of his career, John has dealt with a wide range of issues unique to Government Contractors, including Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) compliance. John also has extensive experience related to CAS required Disclosure Statements, Incurred Cost Proposal (ICP) submissions, cost impact analyses, and in the general design and maintenance of compliant contractor indirect cost allocation structures.


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