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HKA is delighted to welcome a diverse and talented group of colleagues to our firm in August

Thank you for choosing to join our HKA Team.
Your experience, skills, and collaboration will help us
continuously grow and improve our firm. 

We know you have joined us during a pandemic, which is not easy for you, and we are here to support you. Please also look after your mental and physical health during these challenging times. Protecting your health is HKA’s number 1 priority.

Everything we do makes HKA a great place for our brilliant people to work, play and grow. We hope you enjoy working with us all and have time to laugh and develop too!

Kate Wood, Chief People Officer

Steven Cheema, Managing Consultant, Birmingham

Steven is an experienced project manager having spent six years successfully managing complex construction projects to time and budget for a major UK contractor. Steven’s experience spans major buildings and transport infrastructure projects.


Oguzhan Cinar, Managing Consultant, Birmingham

Oguzhan has five years of experience in the construction industry in billion-dollar transportation infrastructure and building projects under FIDIC and bespoke forms of contract in serving as a project control and cost engineer in Qatar, Tanzania and Turkey. He is skilled in project control and commercial management disciplines including earned value analysis, activity and source-based budgeting, planning, claim and global settlement issues as well as stakeholder and subcontractor management areas.


Minh Coung, Student Co-op, Montreal

Minh Cuong will be assisting with construction claims under the supervision of Jean-Francois Thibeault. Minh Cuong is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Construction Engineering at the École de technologie supérieure in Montreal, Canada.


Jalaj Haryani, Associate Consultant, Chicago

Jalaj recently graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with dual degrees in Accountancy and Information Systems. Jalaj also recently passed all sections of the Certified Public Accountant exam, received certification, and is working toward licensure.


Chad Hawn, Associate Consultant, Washington

Chad previously worked in estimating and project management for an asphalt paving company, and has a degree in Engineering Management from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington.


Emma Hucks, Assistant Management Accountant, Warrington

Emma is studying towards her AAT Qualification and has seven years’ finance experience working in both outsourced and internal roles. For the past four years she have been working at an outsourced accountancy and software company providing outsourced accountancy and payroll services to clients. Prior to this Emma worked in a solicitors practice.


Gabrielle Kearns, Management Accountant, Warrington

Gabrielle is CIMA part-qualified and has experience of working within both the public (council) and private (retail) sectors as well as having worked for a large learning disability charity, The Brandon Trust. Gabbie has also worked within different teams and sizes of business thus making her a highly adaptable individual.


Terry Mason, Director, New York

Terry has nearly 20 years of experience in developing and implementing strategic information security initiatives and in promoting adherence to cybersecurity regulations, including those of the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the National Futures Association and the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council.


Katie McLean, Managing Consultant, London

Katie is an experienced planning professional in the construction, offshore oil and gas and nuclear industries with live project experience including medium to high rise residential, complex offshore oil and gas projects including both topside and subsea engineering works, and the production of nuclear war heads for the UK Trident programme.


Carmen Perez, Regional People Manager, Dubai

Carmen brings over a decade worth of experience in HR, previously having worked in a variety of sectors such as Banking, Asset Management and Technology. She has worked primarily from the UK, however she has also led global expansion projects that took her to cover other international markets across Europe and Asia Pacific. Carmen is originally from Peru and holds both British and Peruvian nationalities. Carmen is the acting Regional People Manager whilst Hayley is on maternity leave.


Marc Poppe, Associate Director, Dusseldorf

Marc is a Bachelor of Business Law and Business Administration with more than 20 years of practical experience in project and contract management.

He has accumulated a wealth of knowledge and expertise from his involvement in large turnkey projects from development, execution, and modernisation to decommissioning throughout America, Europe and Asia.


Panos Rousakis, Senior Engineer, London

Panos is a chartered civil and structural engineer with over 14 years of experience as a consulting engineer involved in the management, design and supervision of UK and international projects. 

He has worked in a broad range of sectors including Buildings, Industrial, Infrastructure, Mixed-Use Commercial, Water and Telecommunications. Clients have included contractors, local authorities, RNLI, architects, project managers and private clients.


Gemma Vickers, Senior Consultant, Qatar

Gemma has over 15 years’ experience of working in the construction industry in various types of projects and stages. Gemma is a UK national living in Qatar, previously working with HKA, Turner & Townsend and Driver in Qatar where she was involved in the claims and dispute services.  Gemma has worked on projects across Qatar including the 2022 World Cup.

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