HKA was delighted to welcome our newest colleagues to our diverse global team in April and May 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

Jean-Philippe Andanson, Senior Contract Manager
Paris, France

Jean-Philippe has a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and has 15 years of experience in the preparation, negotiation and management of contracts in the energy, gas, transportation and mining industries.  He has been involved in the early engineering phases of projects through to the closing of contracts and any associated disputes, and also has extensive experience in contract management and dispute avoidance. He supports and guides engineers in contract management, maintaining overall consistency and ensuring the success of projects.

Yousef Benghalia, Managing Consultant
Glasgow, UK

Yousef is an experienced quantity surveyor with 10 years of experience in the construction industry and has acted as a senior quantity surveyor on a range of projects on behalf of various main contractors. Working across oil & gas, nuclear, and rail sectors, Yousef has developed a command of pre and post-contract commercial management through assignments to significant projects in highly regulated industries and possesses master’s level education to bring theory and practice together. Able to take charge of complex commercial workloads, he has also demonstrated good financial acumen in the management of projects. 

Wintress Cloud, Senior Associate Consultant
Houston, TX, USA

Wintress has 7 years of collective construction industry experience. Her background includes dissecting the scope of complex capital projects utilizing advanced work packaging methodologies and project controls. Over the years, she has interfaced directly with the project team and site personnel during field assignments. She enjoys getting exposure to multiple projects, excels in collaborative work environments, and is receptive to development opportunities.

Julian De Voy, Technical Director
Birmingham, UK

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Terry Feng, Managing Consultant
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Terry has 10 years of project control and delivery experience in the construction industry, working on many large-scale projects.

His experience includes a vast number of high-profile construction projects in the UAE, focusing on buildings, access roads, and bridges. Terry has a BEng in civil engineering and an MSc in Commercial Management and Quantity Surveying. In addition, he also holds a Level-One Constructor Certificate issued by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of China (MOHURD).

Likaa Ghaddar, Managing Consultant
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Likaa Ghaddar is a skilled planning engineer with eleven years of experience in project planning and forensic delay analysis within the engineering and construction industries.

Likaa has been engaged in many Middle East projects across the residential, oil and gas and commercial sectors, specialising in baseline program development, progress updates and monitoring, resource and cost loading, and delay analysis.

Likaa holds an MSc in engineering management and a BE in industrial engineering and CST credentials from AACE International.

Rosalie Hollands, Associate Director
London, UK

Rosalie is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with over 10 years of experience in the construction industry. Rosalie has supported clients on national and international projects, from minor public realm works to new builds and major conversations with budgets exceeding £170 million. She has extensive experience in collaborative working with large client and construction teams. She has been responsible for administering and reporting project progress from conception to handover, ensuring key deadlines are met. In addition to her professional role, Rosalie is undertaking an MSc in Construction Law & Dispute Resolution at King’s College London, with completion expected in September 2024. 

Rosalie has worked alongside experts, assisting with the quantum analysis, evaluation of losses, and preparing and drafting reports. She has experience in various forms of dispute resolution, including mediation, domestic UK adjudication and international arbitration.

David Hull, Partner
Brisbane, QLD, Australia

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Pamela Kahwajy, Consultant
Sydney, NSW, Australia

Pamela Kahwajy joins HKA as a consultant with a civil engineering and project management background. During her studies, she worked as a structural design engineer but began her career in infrastructure advisory. Prior to joining HKA, Pamela gained experience in the private and public sectors. She has experience in risk management and strategic risk advisory across both the water and transport infrastructure sectors.

Melissa Kiser, Implementation Consultant
Las Vegas, NV, USA

Melissa Kiser has 10 years of experience in the aviation industry. Most of her career has been spent administering project control systems, specifically PCM, P6, and PMWeb. She is an avid volleyball player, a travel enthusiast, and an animal lover. She joins the Las Vegas office as Implementation Consultant.

Morgan Kung, Consultant
Hong Kong, China

Morgan Kung is a Consultant within the Quantum team based in our Hong Kong office with over 5 years of experience in the construction industry. She has a bachelor’s degree in quantity surveying from the University of Reading, UK. Morgan specialises in quantum analysis and has worked alongside experts to provide quantum assistance in preparing expert witness reports as well as audit services to various institutions. She has been involved in numerous projects that required a broad range of experience, such as pre-contract tendering, procurement, tender analysis, cost control and management and post-contract administration.

Clare Lavin, Partner
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Cathy Le, Executive Assistant
Philadelphia, PA, USA

Cathy is a Philadelphia native who graduated from Temple University.  Her career background is quite diverse; she is a Pennsylvania licensed realtor, and she gained extensive administrative experience as a Senior Administrator/Executive Assistant at URBN Inc. for over 10 years before moving over to a Post-Production Supply Chain Senior Coordinator role where she spent over 5 years learning the ins and outs of the retail supply chain business.  Prior to her start at HKA, her most recent position was with a home furnishings manufacturer in Delaware as a Finished Goods/Raw Materials Import Buyer. She joins the Philadelphia office as Executive Assistant.

Lukas Leuthold, Manager
San Francisco, CA, USA

Lukas joins HKA’s San Francisco office after a sabbatical exploring the American West by road, from the Arctic Ocean to the Sonoran Desert. He previously worked in external financial audit and in managing and accounting for construction and information systems projects in California, Switzerland and Uganda. Lukas studied at Haverford College and Santa Clara University. He leads the SF chapter of the ACFE.

Alexia Levesque, Associate Consultant
Montreal, QC, Canada

Alexia has 5 years of experience in the construction industry. She is rejoining HKA as a full-time employee after an internship last fall. She joins HKA in the Montreal office.

Anton Ma, Lead Consultant
Sydney, NSW, Australia

With over 20 years’ of experience in the Construction Industry, Anton joins HKA as a Lead Consultant in the IPS team. As a Chartered Professional Engineer, he has undertaken various roles in mechanical contracting, including engineering design, estimating, commissioning, project management and BIM coordination. During the past 8 years, his role focused on estimating and cost management within an extensive range of sectors including infrastructure, defense, hospitals, retail complexes, data centers, commercial and residential towers.

James Roache, Principal
Chicago, IL, USA

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Erin Sheth, Senior Associate Consultant
New York, NY, USA

Erin has over seven years of experience in forensic accounting and litigation consulting. She has worked on a number of matters, including business interruption, fraud investigations, and FCPA investigations. She began her litigation consulting career in insurance archaeology and complex insurance claims cases. Erin enjoys conducting both data analysis and investigative research to provide support to a variety of projects.

Saif Sohail, Consultant
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Saif has three years of experience as a forensic accountant, specialising in conducting investigations and working on disputes for clients primarily in the Middle East. Saif’s professional experience includes professional services and start-ups, and he has worked across a diverse range of sectors, including retail, FMCG, energy, utilities, oil & gas, NGO, fintech, and health-tech.

Saif holds an MSc in Finance and Accounting from Imperial College London and is currently finishing his accounting qualifications.

Nitheesh Valappil, Managing Consultant
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Nitheesh is a qualified accountant with over seven years of professional consulting experience, predominantly in forensics.

During this time, he has contributed to numerous dispute resolution cases, providing critical assistance to experts in litigation and arbitration matters. Nitheesh has a BCom degree in International Business and is a member of The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

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