News & Updates

Liam Kenny
January 13, 2022

Liam holds a MSc degree in Construction Project Management and has 26 years’ experience in the construction industry in Ireland and the Middle East. He joined the company in 2004 and has operated at senior management level since then. In 2011, he was instrumental in establishing Absal Paul Contracting in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, and […]

Peter O’Grady Walshe
January 13, 2022

Peter is a graduate of University College Dublin and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland. He has worked with KPMG in Dublin, London and Philadelphia and was previously an executive director of NCB Corporate Finance (now Investec). He has been involved in the acquisition of a number of businesses over the […]

John Keaveney
January 14, 2022

John is a civil engineer with over 30 years’ experience in the construction sector, where he has been responsible for the delivery of a diverse range of large scale building and infrastructure projects across multiple sectors. For the past 16 years, John has held senior leadership positions at Director level in both Ireland and the […]

Paraic Keogh
January 14, 2022

Paraic is a chartered civil engineer with over 34 years’ experience in delivering major projects across all sectors of the industry, notably in commercial, healthcare and residential developments. He has a strong background in senior leadership roles, having served at Director level since 2001. Paraic joined John Paul Construction in 2016 as Construction Director and […]

John Moran
January 14, 2022

John joined John Paul Construction in 2014 as Contracts Manager and was promoted to Construction Director in 2019. He graduated from DIT Bolton Street with an honours degree in structural engineering and has over 29 years’ experience in the industry covering a broad range of sectors including commercial, retail, hotel & leisure, residential and general […]

Niall O’Connor
January 14, 2022

Niall graduated from NUIG with an honours degree in engineering and is a Chartered member of the CIOB. With over 23 years’ experience in the construction industry, he has extensive knowledge of a wide variety of projects in many sectors. These include large-scale micro-processor projects, pharmaceutical, life sciences, healthcare, education, sports stadiums, and the hotel […]

Conor O’Donnell
January 14, 2022

Conor qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1985 and joined us in 1990 before being appointed to the Board as Finance Director in 1991. Conor was an integral part of the negotiating team that led to the management buyout of the company in 2002 and has been closely involved in the strategic management of the company […]

Ian Cahill
September 7, 2023

Ian joined John Paul Construction as a Director in July 2023, and will succeed Conor O’Donnell as Finance Director in early 2024. Conor retires after 33 years in this role. Ian is an experienced finance professional with extensive experience in corporate strategy, reporting, capital markets and analytics in both private and listed businesses. He most […]

Helen Forbes
February 3, 2023

Helen was appointed to the role of Human Resources (HR) Director in January 2023, and is responsible for ensuring that the people practices and leadership development throughout the company are aligned and support the achievement of the business’ strategy. An essential element of Helen’s role is to ensure the company recruits and retains sufficient talented […]

Henry Scanlon
February 21, 2022

Henry has over 25 years’ experience working in the Irish and UK construction industries. After qualifying, he worked as a Quantity Surveyor in the UK before moving into project management on civil engineering projects, then progressing to contracts manager level with a large civil engineering contractor. Henry joined John Paul Construction as a Project Manager […]

Paul Aitken
February 21, 2022

Paul joined our team in 2003 as a Senior Estimator and became Associate Director in 2006, with overall commercial responsibility for our estimating department.  He graduated in 1987 and, before joining us, gained extensive international experience in the UK and the Caribbean as a Chief Estimator and Company Director. Paul’s experience in tendering is wide-ranging, covering […]

Bronagh Carty
February 21, 2022

A Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Bronagh graduated in 1995 from DIT Bolton Street, later obtaining a post graduate diploma in Property Development from University of Ulster and undertaking a leadership programme for Senior Managers at IMI. She worked in the PQS side of the industry until 2005, when she relocated back to the west of Ireland […]

Mark Coatsworth
February 21, 2022

Mark graduated from Leeds University in 1997 with an honours degree in Construction Management and has over 27 years’ experience in both the UK and Irish construction industries. He joined us in 2000, and has overseen a variety of prestigious construction projects. Appointed as Associate Director for Pre-construction and Technology in 2019, Mark has extensive […]

Colin Crowley
February 21, 2022

As a Regional Director, Colin is responsible for leading the company’s business strategy and growth plans, including project delivery for the South of Ireland and Europe. Colin is a graduate of Waterford Institute of Technology with a BSc degree in Construction Management and Engineering, and later, an MBA from University College, Cork. He has over […]

Gary Howard
February 21, 2022

Gary joined John Paul Construction in 2016 as a Contracts Manager to lead our Mission Critical business and progressed to Associate Director in 2021. Gary graduated from UCD in 2001 with a BA (Hons) and subsequently completed an Advanced Diploma in Project Management, a Diploma in Construction Law and an Executive MBA from Liverpool John […]

Michael Kelly
February 21, 2022

Michael is a Chartered Civil Engineer who graduated from UCD before beginning his career as a site engineer. He progressed through the ranks and worked on projects in Ireland and Poland as a project manager before joining John Paul Construction in 2014. Michael has been involved in many of our most prestigious projects, from tender […]