HKA was delighted to welcome our newest colleagues to our diverse global team in February 2023

Thank you for choosing to join our HKA global team. HKA is a great place for our brilliant people to work, grow and play. Your diversity, experience, and skills will make our company even better as we continuously collaborate and improve HKA together. Our culture is collaborative, honest, transparent, and high performing – we are one global team.

Joining a new company is a challenging and exciting time. Please look after your mental and physical health. Protecting your health is HKA’s number one priority and we are here to support you.  We embrace hybrid working, we are enjoying meeting up in our offices together again and reaping the benefits of in-person time – looking forward to seeing you in one of our offices soon.

We hope you enjoy working with us in our global team and have time to develop as well as laugh together too.

Kate Wood, Partner, Chief People Officer

Alastair Anderson, Senior Consultant
Glasgow, UK

Alastair is an experienced Construction Project Manager with 23 years of experience with the last 8 years as consultant project manager where his role included contract administration and acting as Employer’s Agent.  Prior to his career in consultancy, Alastair worked for contractors for 15 years in various roles on numerous construction projects and was a Director of David Beveridge Ltd where he was involved in all aspects of the business as well as the management, resourcing and programming of multiple concurrent projects and, the tendering for future works.  

Michael Berta, Principal
San Francisco, CA, USA

Mr. Berta has more than 25 years of experience working in the construction industry. He is a construction cost and damages expert who has testified in Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, and AAA Arbitrations. He has consulted on matters involving project delay, labor inefficiency, contract compliance, and cost overrun issues primarily related to large and sophisticated construction projects. He has authored expert reports and provided expert testimony on cost and delay damages and the application of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) cost principles to construction claims. He has participated in and presented at numerous mediations, prepared and analyzed many large change orders and REAs, and assisted clients with settlement negotiations.

Michael Hartles, Associate Director
Sydney, NSW, Australia

Mike is an accomplished, adaptable and enthusiastic professional and brings with him extensive experience having worked as a planning, scheduling and resource professional for over 23 years working primarily in the rail industry. Mike has previously worked at Network Rail, Parsons Brinkerhoff, Sydney Metro and Sydney Trains.

He has experience on large construction and engineering projects including major station redevelopments at London Waterloo and Birmingham New Street, The Great Western Electrification Project, West Coast Route Modernisation and Sydney Metro.

James Hoey, Consultant
Melbourne, VIC, Australia

James is a lawyer with experience in commercial matters for corporations, construction, and property clients.  James has provided complex legal advice on strategic and commercial issues in litigious and non-litigious matters at a large commercial law firm. James’ experience has developed his research, analytical and communication skills which allow him to provide transparent and quality outcomes for clients.

Jenna Komensky, Senior Associate Consultant
New York, NY, USA

Jenna Komensky is an outcome-driven, detail-oriented professional experienced in identifying numerical patterns and analyzing financial data. She finds fulfillment in providing analytical support to drive business needs. She is skilled in Excel, Tableau, Oracle BI, and Corp Tax. She joins the New York office as Senior Associate Consultant.

Joseph Lopez, Document Controller
Sydney, NSW, Australia

Joseph has over 20 years of experience and has led and implemented knowledge, information and records management programs in partnership with stakeholders. He has delivered strategic information management projects within NSW state-owned corporations, departments, and the private sector. In addition, he has developed and managed information management services teams. 

Deepak Mistry, Director
Birmingham, UK

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David Murray, Associate Technical Director
Glasgow, UK

David is an experienced Chartered Building Services Engineer, with a background initially as an electrician and gas engineer and consultant design engineer. He has worked in sectors including oil and gas, water/wastewater treatment works, industrial, data centres, low and zero-carbon technologies and manufacturing as well as most other sectors. 

David has been a design engineer for over twenty years and has extensive knowledge of mechanical and electrical design engineering, specification of equipment as well as testing, inspection, commissioning and problem-solving. Throughout his career, he has encountered catastrophic failures to investigate and repair.

David specialises in renewables design and is a specialist in photovoltaic systems and electric vehicle chargers.

David Newman, Technical Director
London, UK

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Alan Wakim, Associate Director
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Alan Wakim is a civil engineer and a chartered quantity surveyor with over 13 years of professional experience in the construction industry. He has worked internationally across various segments, undertaking complex infrastructure projects such as airports, high-rise towers, rail, and transmission lines.

Alan specializes in performing quantum analyses on large-scale construction disputes. Alan’s area of expertise is centred on producing quantum reports and quantum analyses that include calculating loss of productivities and disruption, prolongation costs, as well as other quantum related matters. His advanced analytical skills and ability to effectively manage large datasets have been key to the successful delivery of projects and expert quantum reports under tight deadlines.

Alan holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and a Master’s degree in Quantity Surveying. He is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and is fluent in English and Arabic.

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