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Construction News Specialists Awards 2014 judges' profiles: consultants and services

Construction News introduces the 12 consultant and services judges on our 52-strong judging panel.

Steven Carey partner Speechly Bircham

Steven Carey
Speechly Bircham

Steven Carey is a partner in the construction and engineering group at Speechly Bircham. He advises on a range of construction issues, from procurement and contract strategies through to dispute avoidance and resolution. Mr Carey has a degree in civil and structural engineering and worked as a civil engineer for a major contractor before switching to law.


Alan Crane

President of the Chartered Institute of Building, owner of 3C’s construction consultancy and former chief operating officer of Bovis International, Alan Crane has been responsible for a range of major projects including the Canary Wharf development and Disneyland Paris. He also led the implementation Sir John Egan’s recommendations in the Rethinking Construction report.

Jon Hart Pinsent Mason

Jonathan Hart
Pinsent Masons

Jonathan Hart is a partner in the projects group of infrastructure law firm Pinsent Masons.  He has more than 20 years’ experience in advising on documentation for infrastructure, transport and other projects. Mr Hart has acted for and advised public sector procuring authorities, private contractors, facilities managers, funders and investors.


Chris Langdon
Development director

Chris Langdon is a chartered surveyor with more than 15 years’ experience of property development and private and public sector construction, specialising in mixed-use work. He led Ardmore’s application to the Homes and Communities Agency Development Partner Panel as well as London and Quadrant contractor’s framework and the South Kilburn Partnership.


Emily Monastiriotis
Bond Dickinson

Emily Monastiriotis is a partner at  Bond Dickinson and has experience in construction and professional indemnity law. She advises employers, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers on disputes and previously worked in the construction and engineering group at Mayer Brown International. She is also a member of the RIBA professional conduct tribunal.


Kate Onions

Kate Onions is an associate at Gateley specialising in construction dispute resolution. She acts for residential developers, employers, main contractors and subcontractors on a range of disputes. She is also chair of the National Association of Women in Construction (Midlands) and vice-chair of the Forum for the Built Environment (Coventry and Warwickshire).


Graham Reid
Hyder Consulting
Regional managing director – UK

Graham Reid joined Hyder Consulting in 2008 before being appointed to the role of regional MD in 2010. Hyder recently won a place on National Grid’s environmental consultancy services framework. Mr Reid has previously held senior management roles for firms including Babcock, Fluor and Morrison, working in the rail, utilities, property and highways sectors.


David Tarrant
Mott MacDonald
Managing director – Highways Division

David Tarrant joined Mott MacDonald in March 2011 and leads the highways division both in UK and internationally. A Mott MacDonald/Balfour Beatty joint venture holds the Area 4 and Area 10 asset support contracts for the Highways Agency, and another JV with Grontmij has been appointed by the agency to develop proposals for the £160m A63 upgrade in Hull.   


Chris Temple

Chris Temple is PwC’s UK leader for engineering and construction. With  15 years’ experience in the sector, he advises clients including aggregates firms, building products manufacturers and distributors, architects, consulting engineers, plant hire firms, contractors and housebuilders. He advises on audit, tax and consulting, and works closely with banks that invest in the industry.


Alasdair Thompson
Mott MacDonald
Development director

Alasdair Thompson has board-level responsibility for all business development activities along with  the strategic development of the business. Mr Thompson trained as a quantity surveyor and joined Franklin + Andrews in 1994. Prior to his current role, Mr Thompson ran the Western Business Unit, taking responsibility for offices in Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter.


Ruth Wilkinson
Dundas & Wilson

Ruth Wilkinson is an associate in the construction and engineering team  at Dundas & Wilson. She obtained  an honours degree in law with Australian law from the University of Nottingham and joined the Dundas & Wilson in 2010. Ms Wilkinson advises on construction and engineering disputes in relation to time, money, defects and professional negligence.


John Woodward
C&D Consultancy
Chief consultant

John Woodward’s consultancy practice, C&D Consultancy, is one of the leading consultants in the UK covering tower block demolition.  Mr Woodward is the author of the National Federation of Demolition Contractors Tower Block Deconstruction Industry Guidance  and he is also the president of the Institute of Demolition Engineers.

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