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.

Join the Committee

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.

Claudia ChiuChamber representativeThe British Chamber of Commerce in Hong KongRead moreRead lessClaudia supports the Marketing and Events teams with the day to day running of email marketing, general events functions and larger special events. Claudia is responsible for putting together all our event flyers and the e-newsletters that are sent out, as well as keeping our Social Media pages up to date with the latest Chamber news and activities. She is also the Chamber rep for the Logistics Committee and the Construction Industry Group.
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..
Vincent LeeMemberGammon Construction LtdRead moreRead lessBio coming soon.
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
MemberBryan 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.
Jim PippinMemberAssociation for Project ManagementRead moreRead lessBio pending.
Steve RowlinsonMemberThe University of Hong KongRead moreRead lessBio pending.
Timothy HillMemberHogan LovellsRead moreRead lessBio pending.
Robert GordonMemberBuro Happold International (Hong Kong) LimitedRead moreRead lessRobert is a Director of Buro Happold International (Hong Kong) Limited, an innovative and creative consultancy providing sustainable, efficient and reliable engineering designs and advisory services. Our portfolio in Hong Kong and APAC includes West Kowloon Terminus, HKIA Terminal 2, the Boundary Crossing Facility at Chek Lap Kok, Morpheus Macau, the Jewel at Changi Airport, Beijing Daxing Airport, Xiqu Opera House and the Cruise Terminal at Kai Tak. Our services include structural engineering, building services (MEP) engineering, VT, façade consultancy, sustainability and building physics, BIM, digital and technology services. Robert has over 25 years’ experience as a consulting engineer, initially in highways, bridges and civil structures before taking on senior leadership roles over the past 15 years, leading multi-disciplinary teams and projects to tender and deliver important and iconic infrastructure and buildings. Robert promotes the use of digital, advanced computational and analytical methods to deliver ‘’best-in-class” solutions and outcomes for clients. Robert gained his Masters Degree in Civil Engineering with Construction Management from the University of Leeds in the UK, is a Chartered Civil Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, a Member of the Association for Project Management, a Registered Professional Engineer (Civil) and a Registered Principal with the Association for Consulting Engineers Hong Kong. Robert volunteers to help the wider construction community via his continuing involvement in the Lighthouse Club, a non-political organisation for the construction industry that promotes fellowship, charity and construction safety; he is the Chairman of Lighthouse Club International (2022-2024), was the Chairman of Lighthouse Club Hong Kong (2019-2022), is the organiser of the Lighthouse Club’s International Design for Safety Competition and continues his service on the Lighthouse Club Hong Kong Committee and Safety Sub-Committee. Robert regularly presents to various organisations via conferences and webinars on Design for Safety and has also jointly led a thought leadership project, Wanchai Connect.
Guillaume Wenden MemberHSBCRead moreRead lessBio
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”
Steve Lewis MemberEYRead moreRead lessBio