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

Sara Alblooshi, Analyst
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Having graduated in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT), Sara now hopes to build upon her practical experience at HKA.

Sara has a well-rounded understanding of various engineering tasks, including quantity takeoff and surveying. Her previous work experience involved structure design and she is well-versed in a range of design programs including STAAD and Navisworks.

Ayesha Alhammadi, Analyst
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Ayesha graduated from Higher Colleges of Technology, Sharjah in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in applied science in electronics engineering technology. She specialises in delay analyses.

Ayesha has previous experience as an electronics engineer and an assistant manager, where her responsibilities included liaising with clients to resolve issues and complaints, registering claims, and monitoring processes.

She looks forward to putting her strong analytical skills and attention to detail to use at HKA.

Nawaf Alhejji, Analyst
Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Nawaf is a civil engineer and a 2022 graduate of Imam Mohammed Ibn Saud Islamic University. He gained most of his experience working on the Security Forces Medical City Project and was also previously engaged on the King Abdullah International Gardens Project.

Nawaf is adept at editing project reports, plans, and construction schedules and is knowledgeable in design calculations, conducting material tests and analysis, reviewing, and auditing structural designs, and general project management support. He is a member of the Saudi Council of Engineers.

Meghan Bolinger, Associate Consultant
Chicago, IL, USA

Meghan has joined HKA in the Chicago office as an Associate Consultant. She received a bachelor’s degree in accountancy and a Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) from the University of Notre Dame. She returns as a full-time employee with HKA, following her internship with TM Financial Forensics last summer.

Kimberly Hepburn, Managing Consultant
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Kimberly recently relocated to Dubai, UAE, from the UK. She is a chartered quantity surveyor (MRICS) with nine years of client-facing professional experience.

She brings significant expertise from working on a range of major infrastructure and property investment projects in the UK, including High Speed 2, Thames Tideway and the Battersea Power Station redevelopment.

She is passionate about making a difference, adding value, and being a positive role model in the construction industry. Kim sits on the Chartered Surveyors Training Trust (CSTT) Board and is also a guest lecturer at her former university.

Timothy Hoying, Associate Consultant
Minneapolis, MN, USA

Tim joins the Minneapolis office after an internship over the past year. He is a recent Iowa State University graduate with an MBA and a Mechanical Engineering degree. Tim has experience working in a variety of different industries including additive manufacturing, food manufacturing, and nonprofit management consulting.

Sam Lydon, Director – Growth EMEA
London, UK

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Kwe Parker, Manager
Washington, DC, USA

Kwe Parker is a Baltimore, MD native who is currently based in the Washington, D.C. area. He has over 6 years of experience in the Government Contracts space, with a focus on Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”) & Cost Accounting Standards (“CAS”) compliance, indirect rate modeling, Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (“DFARS”) Business Systems, and M&A due diligence. 

Magdalena Prus, Associate Technical Director
London, UK

Magdalena is a Chartered Architect with over 12 years’ experience and holds a master’s degree in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution from King’s College, London. In her role as an Expert Witness and Forensic Architect, she has been involved in the analysis of a wide range of technical issues in adjudication and litigation proceedings in the UK. Her international experience includes working as part of a wider expert team on high-value claims in international arbitrations, relating to university projects, infrastructure and hospitals in the Middle East.

Liz Saunders, Global Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager
London, UK

Liz Saunders joins our London office as Global Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager within our Global People team.  Liz has a B.A. in Modern European Languages as well as over 25 years’ commercial experience in manufacturing and International Sales. After a 15-year hiatus from work to bring up her two children, she returns to support Chris Bernard, Partner, Global People Recruitment & Equality, Diversity & Inclusion and HKA with progressing on our global ED&I global journey.

Chia Tang, Business Support Administrator
Brisbane, QLD, AUS

Chia joins the Asia Pacific Business Support team with extensive experience in various administrative and client management roles.

Prior to HKA, Chia worked in the logistics industry for a number of years where she attained skills in handling documents for compliance with local and international regulations.

Chia is also highly skilled in communicating and building influential relationships with internal and external stakeholders at all levels.

Ziad Zibaoui, Associate Consultant
Phoenix, AZ, USA

Ziad recently graduated from the University of Arizona where he studied business economics and management information systems. He is thrilled to be a part of HKA, and he is excited for all the professional development and learning opportunities as he begins his career.

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