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

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

Ayshah Adris, Senior Business Support Administrator
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Ayshah Adris is an experienced administration professional with over 10 years’ experience in the financial and professional services sectors. Ayshah is well-versed in coordinating, planning, and supporting daily operational and administrative functions. Ayshah joins HKA from an insurance company where she was an Office coordinator.

Geoffroy Bertrand, Associate Director
Montreal, QC, Canada

Geoffroy Bertrand is a professional engineer with more than five years of experience in the construction industry. Geoffroy has prepared and defended construction claims and expert reports related to delays, loss of labor productivity (disruptions), and quantification of damages. He joins the Montreal office as Associate Director.

Mariska Botha, Assistant Management Accountant
Johannesburg, South Africa

Mariska Botha is an Accountant with over 7 years of experience in public accounting. She has experience in financial planning, budgeting, and cash flow management. Her expertise also includes corporate tax planning and compliance.

Ephraim Chaoane, Managing Consultant
Johannesburg, South Africa

​​Ephraim Chaoane​ is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with fifteen (15) years of Project Management experience. He is results-oriented and has effective communication and presentation skills. Responsible for the project schedule and all aspects of the Progress Measurement System, including day-to-day activities for the development, maintenance, monitoring, controlling, and integration of the overall project schedule, including verification and reporting.

Ephraim is experienced in the construction of power and gas plants. His regional experience includes Africa and the Middle East.

Kwesi Dadson, International Tax Manager
Warrington, UK

Kwesi Dadson joins HKA as an International Tax Manager and will be working to support the Group Tax Team in corporate head office. He previously worked in Big 4 mergers & acquisition tax focusing on private equity backed businesses and their investors, as well as in-house tax role within an international oil & gas group.

Kwesi has over 9 years of tax and accounting experience and is a Chartered Accountant (CA) & Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) by profession. He also holds an MSc. Financial Economics degree from the University of Manchester, UK and is proud to have joined HKA. Kwesi looks forward to a great learning experience with the company and contributing his skills in building HKA’s tax function. 

Brandon Fu, Senior Consultant
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Brandon Fu is a qualified civil engineer with over 19 years of industry experience and joins HKA as a Delay Analyst. Brandon started his career as a project engineer before moving into planning and delay. Brandon has over 9 years of delay experience gained from Driver Trett and FTI Consulting, working on projects across Asia. 

Jessica Gates, Senior Consultant
Seattle, WA, USA

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Zoe Jones, Business Support Administrator
Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Zoe Jones is an experienced office administrator with over 8 years of experience, with a primary focus on contract management and stakeholder management. Zoe has worked in a number of industries, including IT, medical and industrial.

Jasmine Lee, Financial Accountant
Sydney, NSW, Australia

Jasmine Lee is a certified practising accountant with over 10 years of experience in Australia and Hong Kong. Jasmine’s experience comes primarily from working with chartered accountancy firms, and is skilled in financial audits, tax reporting and payroll. 

Jeff Lounsberry, Partner
Seattle, WA, USA

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David Oni, Managing Consultant
London, UK

David Oni is a qualified Chartered Accountant (ICAEW), with 7 years of experience predominantly in forensic accounting across both investigations and commercial disputes. As well as forensic accounting, David’s professional experience is rounded out by time working in audit and management accountant.

He has supported clients and experts in a range of project and dispute types including post M&A disputes, wasted cost claims, damages from competition law breaches and anti-corruption investigations.

David has a passion for investigative analysis and uncovering key insights from data. He is excited to utilise his skills for the benefit of HKA’s clients.

Charlie Patteson, Consultant
London, UK

Charlie Patteson joins our London office as a Consultant in the Forensic Accounting and Commercial Disputes team. He has over four years of professional experience in external audit, financial reporting and tax compliance, predominantly working with clients in the financial services industry. He is an ACA-qualified accountant and has a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.

He is really excited to be joining the team at HKA and looks forward to gaining exposure to new industries and developing his skillset in commercial disputes and investigations.

Jeremy Sampson, Chief Legal and Compliance Officer
Birmingham, UK

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Brett Swanson, Director
Seattle, WA, USA

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Maria Tsennykh, Principal
New York, NY, USA

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Toby Yang, Consultant
Beijing, China

Toby Yang has 7 years of professional experience in construction industry, having worked in various organisations including Hathaway Dinwiddie and Deloitte China. Toby holds a master’s degree in Construction Engineering and Management from the University of Southern California.

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