HKA was delighted to welcome our newest colleagues to our diverse global team in January 2024

A warm welcome to HKA. We are a diverse global team, and our culture is collaborative, honest, transparent, and high performing.

Thank you for joining HKA, a great place for our brilliant people to work, grow and play. Good luck to you and we hope you enjoy being yourself with us.

We understand joining a new company is exciting, yet can also be challenging. As you start a new chapter in your career with us at HKA, please look after your mental and physical health and well-being. Always reach out if you need any help.


Kate Wood, Partner, Chief People Officer

Drew Hauge, Director
Washington, DC, USA

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Robin Heider, Director
Washington, DC, USA

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Abed Jaber, Managing Consultant
Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Abed Jaber joins HKA’s Saudi team as Managing Consultant. In addition to his degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Management, Abed obtained his LLM qualification in Construction Law and Arbitration from Robert Gordon University in 2022 where he graduated with an Award of Distinction.

He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and a chartered engineer with both the Saudi Council of Engineers and the Order of Engineers in Lebanon.

Over the course of his experience, Abed has worked on construction projects across a variety of sectors including residential, commercial, mixed-use, airports, industrial, and marine, spanning several countries across Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.

Tom James, Consultant
London, UK

Tom joins as a Consultant for the Forensic Accounting and Commercial Damages team in our London office. He has over 4 years of experience in external audit, where he worked on a wide range of clients, including limited liability partnerships, private limited companies, and publicly listed companies across numerous sectors, including legal services, manufacturing, information technology, luxury, and logistics.

He is a chartered accountant (ACA) with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and has a bachelor’s degree in physics. Tom is thrilled to join the team at HKA and to begin developing his skills in commercial disputes and investigations.

Huseyin Karanci, Principal
London, UK

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Daniel McCullagh, ERP Systems Helpdesk Specialist
London, UK

Daniel McCullagh is an accomplished Helpdesk Analyst with over 4+ years’ experience in support, experienced in relationship building, providing effective, accurate and timely system support. Daniel previously graduated from Brunel University with a History Degree and Post Graduate Diploma in International History. Daniel is skilled in resolving system issues, identifying software defects, and liaising with third parties to resolve helpdesk queries, works closely with team members to resolve complex system issues and queries across several business areas.  

Tim Michuda, Senior Associate Consultant
Chicago, Il, USA

Tim Michuda rejoins the Chicago office after taking a gap year and a half to pursue a Masters in Writing & Design For Musical Theater at Berklee College of Music.

He originally started with the Kenrich Group, an HKA company in 2019, and has worked on a variety of construction delay analyses and disputes ranging from high rise buildings, to interstate highways, demolition of nuclear plants, corporate headquarters, hotel renovations, and more. Tim holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and Bachelor of Arts in Violin Performance from the University of Notre Dame.

Alekya Musunuru, Managing Consultant
London, UK

Alekya joined our London office as a Managing Consultant and currently works with the delay team. She is a qualified Architect with a master’s degree in construction project management. Alekya has worked extensively in matters related to delay and disruption. She has assisted the named experts on several arbitrations across the UK and the Middle East.

Ben Rawlins, Senior Engineer
London, UK

Ben Rawlins is a Structural Engineer with 9 years of industry experience working on projects both in the UK and abroad. In that time, Ben has become a Chartered Engineer (IStructE) and has led the management and design of various complex new builds and refurbishments with construction values ranging up to ~£500m.

Throughout his career, Ben has worked across a variety of sectors including Residential, Commercial, Educational (Science Laboratories) and Temporary Works. Ben is new to this side of engineering, but is looking forward to the challenges as he joins the Forensic Technical Services Team.

Mathilde Schoelpple, Associate Consultant
Sydney, NSW, Australia

Mathilde has a background in Architecture and Creative Intelligence & Innovation. She has experience working with companies across every sector, considering opportunities for sustainable development and new channels for growth. Mathilde began working with HKA as a Student Partner, exploring the nuances of industry with a focus on pipeline visibility. She is formally joining the Sydney team and is keen to explore new opportunities for innovative growth.

Julian Speed, Associate Director
London, UK

Julian is a seasoned and results-driven risk and project management professional with over 15 years of expertise across roles within major UK civils and infrastructure projects. His career encompasses significant roles in Network Rail, Thameslink, Crossrail, HS2, Highways England, and Westminster Parliament. Julian is adept in both quantitative and qualitative risk analyses, enhancing project efficiency and implementing robust risk management principles and strategies. These are underpinned by a strong practical experience of project development, change control, sponsorship, and project delivery.

Julian holds a degree in Management (Nottingham University Business School), the APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ), the International Certificate in Risk Management (IRMCert) and is a Project Planning & Control Practitioner (APMG PCC).

Daniel Turner, Partner
Warrington, UK

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Marvia Watt, Manager
Houston, TX, USA

Marvia Watt joined HKA as a Manager with the acquisition of ASQ Consulting Group, where she has contributed on cases related to determination of damages for Intellectual Property infringement and breach of contract, among others. In addition to her consulting work at ASQ, her experience includes business management, project management, and contract management. She is skilled in contract-related forensic data analysis, claims management, breach of contract determination and negotiation of final claims dispute resolution.

She has an MBA in Finance, Master’s Certifications in Commercial Contracting and Project Management, and a Bachelor of Science.

Shawn Williams, Senior Associate Consultant
Houston, TX, USA

Shawn Williams joined HKA as a Senior Associate Consultant with the acquisition of ASQ Consulting Group, for which he has contributed over the last three years on cases involving damages calculations for various forms of intellectual property infringement, and breach of contract.

Prior to working for ASQ, Mr. Williams capped over twenty years of construction experience as a project engineer for Price Gregory International, a Quanta Company, following previous years of experience performing a wide range of roles in construction management, project controls, labor relations, and environmental regulatory compliance.  Mr. Williams earned a Bachelor of Arts from Hamilton College.

Ellen Wong, Senior Consultant

Ellen joins our Singapore office as a Senior Consultant with the APAC Delay Team. Ellen has more than 10 years’ experience as a Project Manager and Deputy Project Director on a wide range of civil, infrastructure, and structural projects. She has been a lead assistant to appointed delay experts on international and domestic disputes on hospital, transport, and industrial projects.

After completing a Masters in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution at Kings College London, she has parlayed her practical project delivery experience into assisting appointed experts on international arbitration. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

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