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

Thank you for choosing to join our HKA global team. Your diversity, experience, and skills are valued. Our collaboration will help us continuously grow and improve our firm together.

You have joined us as the world continues to live with a pandemic. Please look after your mental and physical health during these challenging times. Protecting your health is HKA’s number one priority and we are here to support you.  We support 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.

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 develop as well as laugh together too.

Kate Wood, Chief People Officer

Donato Cassell, Expert Support Consultant, London

Donato holds a BSc in Economics and has a diverse set of skills acquired through working across multiple sectors and industries in the UK and the Caribbean. He has experience working as a project coordinator, and monitoring and evaluating large government projects in the Caribbean.

Peter Gillies, Managing Consultant, London

Peter is a chartered quantity surveyor with over 10 years of experience in quantity surveying, estimating, commercial and contract management in the UK and Europe. From his onsite involvement through to feasibility estimating and project close out, Peter has developed an in-depth understanding and practical approach to the construction industry and its associated sectors. Peter has gained notable experience in project establishment and delivery spanning across a wide range of sectors such as rail, aviation, buildings, highways and utilities.

Fionna Goh, Senior Consultant, Kuala Lumpur

Fionna is a contracts and cost professional with over 20 years’ experience in the construction and engineering industry. She has worked on a variety of residential and commercial projects in the Middle East and Asia in civil, MEP, oil & gas, and infrastructure works. Fionna joins us from INTADR DMCC located in the DMCC Free Zone where she assisted in the drafting of final awards and termination orders. She was also involved in litigation procedures with the DIFC Courts. She has relocated from the UAE to Malaysia.

Andy Hagan, Director, Wellington

Andy Hagan has significant public sector experience in strategic, commercial, financial, and operational management built from over 15 years at the New Zealand Treasury, including leading Treasury’s Financial and Commercial Group for two years. Immediately prior to joining HKA, Andrew provided independent advice to government agencies on a range of balance sheet, financial and infrastructure funding and financing issues. Andy is based in Wellington.

Jason Krupp, Director, Wellington

Jason has extensive advocacy experience in infrastructure, funding, and urban development and in the policy areas of resource management, local government, three waters, freshwater and climate change adaptation, particularly as they relate to horizontal infrastructure, urban development, and housing affordability. He joins us from the Three Waters National Transition Unit within the Department of Internal Affairs NZ.

Daniel Latter, Associate Director, Houston

Daniel Latter is a Certified Public Accountant with more than 20 years of pipeline construction industry experience with closely held growth-oriented companies. Daniel’s areas of expertise include accounting/finance, legal matters, and business development. He joins the Houston office as Associate Director.

Sandeep Nimse, Managing Consultant, Dubai

Sandeep joins as Managing Consultant into the Dubai team.Sandeep is a chartered quantity surveyor with over 15 years of experience in the construction industry across various sectors, including buildings, industrial & manufacturing, and transportation infrastructure. Sandeep also holds a Master of Law (LL.M.) in Construction Law and Arbitration and is an RICS Registered Expert Witness.

Sam Sahni, Senior Consultant, Sydney

Sam is a civil and mining engineer with technical and delivery experience on multi-disciplinary transport, infrastructure and building projects across regional and urban New South Wales. He joins us from John Holland, where he worked on key iconic projects like WestConnex, Sydney Metro Northwest and Sydney Metro City & Southwest. Sam is based in Sydney.

Oskari Saimala, Associate Expert Support Consultant, Glasgow

Oskari has 9 years administrative management experience and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree which he obtained in 2017. He joins us from the Aalto University School of Business where he was providing administrative support to the accounting and marketing teams in Finland. His strong administrative management skills meant he was a valued member of the team and won awards for best secretary and team player.

Thomas Shearn, Senior Consultant, Durham

Thomas is a quantity surveyor with 16 years’ experience, during which time he has worked in various industries in the UK, representing both clients contractors, on projects up to £60m. He is chartered through the RICS and holds both an MSc in Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management, as well as an LLM in Construction Law and Arbitration.

Victoria Tyrie, Senior Consultant, London

Victoria holds an MSc in Quantity Surveying and has over seven years’ experience in the construction industry working alongside experts, assisting with the analysis of data, generation of schedules and drafting of documents in preparation of quantum expert reports. Victoria has experience in various sectors ranging from high value large scale international oil and gas projects to commercial and bespoke residential developments. She also has experience in various forms of dispute resolution such as international arbitration and domestic UK adjudication.

Yip Xiaojung, Consultant, Kuala Lumpur

Yip comes from a Quantity Surveying background, with several years of experience in the construction industry. He has been involved in several notable projects in Malaysia and Singapore with iconic high-rise buildings, island reclamation, rail and infrastructure projects. Yip joins us from a claims consultancy firm.

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