Our People

Marc joined Kingsbourne as a director in 1994. He was tasked with evaluating variations and claims on a wide range of projects including large dams, bulk earthworks including open-cast mining, roads and highways, civil, building, pipe-works and harbours.

Marc’s responsibilities include the preparation of claims (including variations) for adjudication, mediation and arbitrations for various construction projects in sub-Saharan Africa, Mauritius, Madagascar, the United Arab Emirates, the European Union and the Far East.

Marc sits as an expert witness on matters relating to the quantification of claims in mediations, adjudications and arbitrations in South Africa, Lesotho and Botswana.
Marc has, and continues to act, as single member DAB’s as well as three-man DAB’s on numerous projects in sub-Saharan Africa.

Qualifications
Higher National Diploma, Quantity Surveying, 1981 (Technikon Witwatersrand)
Memberships
Member of the Association of Arbitrators, 1990

Scott is an admitted attorney, and a qualified solicitor of England and Wales. He joined Kingsbourne in 2004 and became a director of the company in 2009.

Scott specialises in construction law and has represented numerous contractors in a number of mediations, adjudications and arbitrations.

Scott has extensive experience on all the standards forms of contract. He also provides in-house training to Kingsbourne’s clients, in particular on the law of contract and the JBCC.

Memberships
Member of the Society of Construction Law UK
Member of the Society of Construction Law for Africa
Member of the Association of Arbitrators Southern Africa

Qualifications
Admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales, 2002
Admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa, 1999
Bachelor of Laws (LLB), 1997 Rhodes University
Bachelor of Commerce (BComm), 1995 Rhodes University

Bridget worked in the construction industry as a professional quantity surveyor from 1996 to 2012, gaining a wide variety of experience in projects ranging from hotels and casinos, to shopping centres and motor vehicle fabrication plants. She has experience working in South Africa and internationally, including Botswana, Nigeria and Mauritius.

Since joining Kingsbourne in 2013, she has added experience in manufacturing, mine construction, power plants and various other civil projects to her résumé. She is fluent in all forms of contracts, particularly in FIDIC and JBCC. Her experience working as a PQS provides her with an ability to liase with both contractors and employers alike. She has sat as an expert witness on a number of quantity surveying related matters.

Memberships
Member of the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors Membership No: xxx,
Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Quantity Surveyors Membership No: xxx

Qualifications
Masters in Property Studies, 2013 (University of Cape Town)
Bachelor of Science (BSc), Quantity Surveying, 1995 (University of the Witwatersrand)

Robert is from a mechanical and production engineering background. He has over 35 years’ experience in the construction industry and has held a number of appointments embracing the complete spectrum of construction activities including; planning of plant maintenance, preparing construction contact programmes, project and contract management, the commercial management of engineering and construction contracts and the preparation and negotiation of contractual claims, including complex delay analysis. Robert has acted as an expert witness in construction dispute forums.

Walid Tayara

Walid is a BE graduate of the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, and a holder of an online MBA Postgraduate Diploma with Distinction from the University of Liverpool Management School. Whilst in Toronto, Canada, Walid studied and received his Diploma in Computer Programming and Systems Analysis with Distinction from the Bull Honeywell Information systems Ltd, Institute for Continuing Studies. Additionally, Walid studied Texile Technology in England at the City of Leicester Polytechnic School of Textiles, receiving his Certificate in Textile Technology with Distinction.

Walid attended and participated in several in-house and international courses and seminars including: planning scheduling and cost, negotiations, delegation, controls, pre-commissioning, effective project management, and management & Finance for executives. Walid actively participated in the development of some renowned project control systems at CCC as well as seminars on select control subjects.

Walid started his professional career in Lebanon as an Engineer in the Aircraft Overhaul Division at MEA, the local airline, with a hands-on approach to structural overhaul of Boeing 707 and 720 commercial aircraft. Armed with further education from England and for 5 years Walid joined the Weaving & Wearing Co. in Lebanon as a Maintenance Engineer at their manufacturing outlet undertaking the full responsibility for the operation, maintenance, production, quality control and ad hoc development of new fabrics. At the outbreak of the civil war in Lebanon Walid started his overseas employment with CCC.

Walid started and continued his overseas tenure in projects in the Oil & Gas and Petrochemical industry. Starting on construction sites as a Section Engineer, Walid moved up to other levels of responsibility such as Project Engineer, Control Manager, Project Manager, Area Manager, Country Manager, and Advisor to the President. Other than his construction expertise on sites, Walid extended his expertise to cover concentration on Controls and Project Management for over 23 years leading to an advisory role for the preparation of corporate procedures to transition CCC to the future of state of the art Lean Construction and better leadership.

Walid participated in many prestigious projects in the Arabian Gulf (KSA, UAE, Kuwait, and Qatar), Africa & Pacific (Equatorial Guinea, Madagascar, Papua New Guinea), CIS and other countries such as Kazakhstan and Yemen. Such projects included: PNG LNGB in PNG, ALBA II Expansion in EG, Karachaganak Main Works in Kazakhstan, Yanpet Expansion Ethylene Facilities in KSA, PTA & Aromatics Plant in KSA, Equate Ethylene Plant in Kuwait, OGD 1 in UAE, Yemen Masila Export Facilities, CP32 Gas Sweetening Facilities in Qatar, YEPCO Pipeline Export Facility, Sea Island in Kuwait, Sharjah LPG Plant and Dubai Margham Plant Facilities with related Pipelines, Zirku Island Crude Oil Plant Mechanical Work and NGL Plant in Bab, UAE.

During his career Walid was actively engaged with several renowned owners and clients such as: ADNOC, ADCO, ZADCO, AMOCO, KNPC, YEPCO, QGPC, FLUOR, BECHTEL, Canadian Oxy, Brown and Root, IBN RUSHD, Saudi Yanbu, Chiyoda & JGC (joint venture), Tengiz Chevron oil, Exxon Mobile, and PTT Thailand.

Craig has worked for major South African contractors in South Africa and various African countries on a wide range of major projects including roads, bulk earthworks, power stations, civil engineering, building, pipe-lines and harbors.

Craig’s responsibilities include the calculation of quantum in the submission of contractual disputes, mediations, adjudications and arbitrations.

Craig has sat as an expert witness on matters relating to the quantification of claims in mediations, adjudications and arbitrations in sub-Saharan Africa.

Memberships
Associate Member of the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (Membership No: 40344)
Associate Member of the Association of Arbitrators (Membership No: 1956)

Qualifications
National Diploma in Building Science, 1995 (Technikon Witwatersrand)

Dirk’s interest in construction and problem solving has always been a driving aspect in all his ventures.

After graduating from the University of Pretoria, Dirk started his career in the civil engineering industry where he gained the practical know-how of construction. His experience spans across airport runway rehabilitation, roads and pass construction, dam and bridge construction, bulk earthworks and concrete structures.

As a planning consultant, Dirk has compiled method statements, tender programmes, baseline programmes and updated programmes for major South African and international projects.

He has also been responsible for conducting retrospective delay analysis for proving extension of time claims for various contracts, including the drafting and delivering of construction delay analysis reports.

Dirk’s on-site experience, together with his passion for project planning, gives him the advantage of taking a practical approach to projects and time related matters.

Qualifications
Bachelor of Science (BSc), Construction Management, 2007 (University of Pretoria)

After graduating from the University of Pretoria, Impi started his career in the civil works industry. He gained valuable hands-on experience on various projects, including mega sub-stations, power plants, Retail, Security Infrastructure and logistical sites.

More recently, Impi gained international experience in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, where he was employed as a Project Analyst and Senior Planning Engineer.

As Project Analyst, he developed integrated master baseline programs, and oversaw all planning phases including; design, procurement, civil deployment and integration of new infrastructure on existing city infrastructure works.

In collaboration with the lead planner, Impi reviewed and updated all programmes, synchronizing information between disciplines and project phases to track and align project progress with milestone dates. He made accurate projections to keep the client informed of project progress and alerted the project manager of prospective delays.

Impi provided earned value management across the Program, using earned value analysis tools and methodologies to develop, track and interpret earned value metrics, perform variance analysis, and cost forecasting.

Impi’s passion for project planning and his strive for excellence has been the driving force throughout his career. His practical experience and attention to detail ensures that he takes a holistic approach to all projects and time related matters.

Qualifications:
Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.), Construction Management, 2008
University of Pretoria
Registered candidate of the South African Council for Project & Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP) from September 2014.

Ilana Mansfield