Construction Industry Group

The aim of the Committee is to represent and promote the collective interests of the Chamber members within the Construction Industry. The Committee liaises and assists with other Construction Industry related organisations; responds to requests to participate in consultation conducted by government and other agencies; represents the views of the Chamber on relevant issues; actively seeks information on initiatives and encourages an exchange of views. 

The Committee also provides advice to the General Committee on matters involving the Construction Industry and organises information seminars and/or events of interest to Chamber members.

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Paul EvansChairGammon ConstructionRead moreRead lessPaul is an Executive Director and Chief Technology Officer of Gammon Construction Limited, a leading tier 1 construction contractor in Hong Kong that provides one-stop-shop services to its clients, including design, management and construction services in building, civil engineering, foundations, electrical and mechanical, infrastructure maintenance and operation, and interiors refurbishments and fit out.
He is well known in the Hong Kong construction industry, with over 40 years’ experience that has seen him involved in the design and construction project management of a diverse range of large- scale iconic, multi-disciplinary construction projects in the Hong Kong, Macau, and UK. He is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, UK.
Paul joined Gammon in 2019 and is Executive Director responsible for overseeing the E&M division. In late 2020, Paul assumed the expanded role as Chief Technology Officer responsible for Integrated Data Technologies, Digital and BIM business functions. He is also the Director-in- charge of Digital G Limited, Gammon’s in-house specialist construction innovation incubator, digital advisory, and solution provider. In past few years, Paul has been a regular keynote speaker and subject matter expert on digital innovation in construction.

Ian CockingVice ChairCocking & Co LLPRead moreRead lessIan is a founding partner of Cocking & Co. He is recognised as one of the leading legal advisers to the construction, engineering and project development industries in Hong Kong and the Asia Pacific region. Ian is an accredited mediator and an accredited adjudicator. Ian has over 30 years’ experience in negotiating and managing major projects, project administration and dispute management and a comprehensive understanding of how the construction industry works in Hong Kong and across the Asia Pacific Region. Ian has taken a key role in a diverse range of major construction and project development matters, regularly advising contractors, proprietors, financiers, consultants and insurers on their ongoing contractual relationships, risk management strategies, and claims and dispute resolution. Ian was awarded Outstanding Practitioner of the Year at the Asialaw Asia Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2017 in Hong Kong. Ian is also ranked by “Legal 500” and “Chambers” as a tier 1 construction lawyer. He is also noted for his knowledge of environmental law, including environmental impact assessment in particular..
Jessie YipChamber RepresentativeThe British Chamber of Commerce in Hong KongRead moreRead lessJessie is responsible for the overall operation of the Chamber. Additionally, Jessie looks after the Construction Industry Group and the Education Committee.
Mei NgMemberDLA Piper Hong KongRead moreRead lessPending Bio
Leslie SwannMemberJacobs China LimitedRead moreRead lessLeslie has been working for Jacobs China Limited for almost 20 years. He started his career with Scott Wilson Kirkpatrick & Partners in 1973 and joined Dames & Moore in 1976 becoming the Managing Principal of the Riyadh office. For over forty years Leslie has been dedicating his career to the engineering consultancy sector. As a professional engineer, he has been heavily involved in civil and geotechnical engineering consultancy services in various complex multidisciplinary projects both in Hong Kong and overseas. Projects include highway, railway, tunneling, landslip prevention & mitigation works, housing, large-scaled public facilities, oil & gas facilities, theme park development etc. Leslie holds a MSc degree from Imperial College and is a Chartered Engineer. He is also a Registered Geotechnical Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers.
Richard DorkinMemberRyder (Asia) LimitedRead moreRead lessBio pending.
Peter IngramMemberThe Contracts Group LtdRead moreRead lessBio pending.
Alvin HoMemberPinsent MasonsRead moreRead lessPending Bio
Patrick DaleyMemberBryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLPRead moreRead lessBio pending.
John MossMemberLeighton AsiaRead moreRead lessJohn is the Head of Pre-Contracts of Leighton Asia, responsible for winning work in Hong Kong and supporting the region. John has over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry predominantly in Hong Kong. Specialised in managing technical and contractual risks in tendering, he was involved in large-scale projects including the Tsing Ma Bridge, Ngau Tam Mei Water treatment works, MTRC stations, Tin Shui Wai Hospital, the Liantang Boundary Crossing Facility and Tseng Kwan O-Lam Tin tunnels. He is a Chartered Civil Engineer with the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and Institution of Civil Engineers.
Steve DuckworthMemberEnvironmental Resources ManagementRead moreRead lessBio pending.
Kyran SzeMemberChartered Association of Building Engineers Hong Kong ChapterRead moreRead lessPending Bio
John BlackwoodMemberAtkins China LtdRead moreRead lessJohn is responsible for the transport sector of Atkins’ business in the Asia Pacific Region. He is a civil engineer and has been resident in Hong Kong since 1981. Over that time he has been involved in the planning, design and construction of many of Hong Kong’s major infrastructure projects including much of the MTR railway network. He therefore has a good understanding of the construction industry. John has been actively involved in the Chamber’s Construction Industry Group and was involved in the preparation of the Construction Industry Vision 2010 document jointly developed by CIG and the Hong Kong Construction Association with the objective of driving forward improvements in Hong Kong construction.
Emma HarveyMemberGammon Construction LtdRead moreRead lessEmma is Group Sustainability Manager for Gammon Construction Limited. She joined Gammon in 2015 and is responsible for advising on project-specific environmental issues as well as driving sustainability initiatives across Gammon. Her current focus is on implementation of their Responsible Growth – 25 by 25 sustainability strategy. Emma has 25 years' professional experience in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Ho Chi Minh City. Her background covers environmental consulting, multi-disciplinary project management, value and construction risk management facilitation, business development, sustainable urban planning, tourism planning and green buildings. Emma is a member of the Business Environment Council’s Climate Change Business Forum, the Executive Committee of the HK Institute of Environmental Impact Assessment, and the HK Green Building Council’s Sustainable Development Committee.
Ben BuryMemberHFW (Holman Fenwick & Willan)Read moreRead lessBen is qualified in England & Wales, a Registered Foreign Lawyer in HFW's Hong Kong office and a Partner in HFW's Singapore office. For more than 13 years, Ben has assisted clients to resolve disputes arising out of complex and high value construction projects. Ben has been based in Asia since 2011 and has advised on disputes arising out of some of the largest and most significant projects in the region. This includes the construction of multi-billion dollar onshore and offshore oil and gas facilities, power plants, underground railways and tunnelling projects, ports, roads, refineries, mines and processing plants, and reclamation works. Ben specialises in international arbitration and has worked for or against corporations or on projects connected to almost every country in Asia-Pacific including China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, India, Bangladesh, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Australia. He has acted as counsel on arbitrations seated in numerous jurisdictions and subject to the institutional rules of the ICC, SIAC, HKIAC, LCIA, as well as ad-hoc arbitrations subject to the UNCITRAL rules.
Jim PippinMemberAssociation for Project ManagementRead moreRead lessBio pending.
Steve RowlinsonMemberIndividual MemberRead moreRead lessBio pending.
Timothy HillMemberHogan LovellsRead moreRead lessBio pending.
Dong ChenMemberCundallRead moreRead lessDong is a structural and bridge engineer with near 20 years of professional experiences in Europe, UK, US, Middle East, South America and Asia. He has worked as design leader with some of the most world- renowned architects to lead structural engineering design and deliver landmark projects from conceptual through to completion. His project experiences cover a variety range of projects including railway station, bridge, long span roof, tall building, entertainment, mixed use development, educational facilities, hospitals and stadium.
Ying Yin ChanMemberMott MacDonald Hong Kong LtdRead moreRead lessBio pending.
Colin BirkbyMemberLeighton AsiaRead moreRead lessPending
Mike AllenMemberSecretariatRead moreRead less Mr. Allen is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and Managing Director with Secretariat in Hong Kong. He has over 35 years’ experience in the industry and has worked internationally for many years, with the last 18 years being based full time in Hong Kong. He has extensive experience in procurement and contract strategy, dispute resolution and providing strategic advice to clients on distressed or problem projects. In addition to working on many construction projects, Mr. Allen continues to work on numerous disputes and live projects for Employers, Contractors and Subcontractors. He provides contract advice, has prepared claims and rebuttals, assisted in negotiations and appeared in many different tribunals. He is experienced in a wide range of civil engineering, building, M&E and process plant contracts, which includes many standard forms of contract and bespoke, simple and situations of no written contract. He also has extensive experience of FIDIC and various iterations in Europe, the Middle East, South Africa, North Africa, Hong Kong, Philippines, Taiwan, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, India, PRC and Australasia. He has also worked on a variety of works which include building, civil engineering, airports, mining, infrastructure, Oil & Gas Facilities, Marine Civil Engineering and Process works. This has been in both a project related and Arbitration environment, where the work has involved the analysis of large amounts of data to produce independent valuations related to a range of claims including delay and disruption, prolongation and variations. He has been appointed as a Quantum Expert Witness on a number of construction disputes, acting for both claimant and respondent, working with major firms of solicitors and barristers. He has given evidence in the High Court twice and in domestic and international Arbitrations on over twenty separate occasions, as well as in various Mediations and Conciliations. Mike is also a CEDR accredited mediator. Mike has also been listed in the Who’s Who Legal Directory of Expert Witnesses as a Global Elite Thought Leader which says he is “an exceedingly thorough and diligent expert who is cool under pressure and excellent in the witness box” and “a go-to for large-scale contentious disputes thanks to his in-depth knowledge of valuing large claims, and knowing what is required for formal dispute processes”
Guillaume Wenden MemberHSBCRead moreRead lessBio
Steve Lewis MemberEYRead moreRead lessBio