Derek has worked in the construction industry since 1997, holding senior management and Director level positions in Ireland and internationally, at Tier 1 level. Accordingly, his project portfolio is varied with a Client base across multiple industry sectors including commercial, medical, food, pharma, semi conductor/electronics, oil/gas, petrochemical & mining. This broad experience brings added value to the group and our Clients alike. Derek is a skilled team player, who sets the way by example and never hesitates in leading from the front. Derek holds an Engineering Degree together with Post-Graduate qualifications in both Project Management and Construction Law. He also a member of several professional organisations including Engineers Ireland and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
A Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Ireland with over forty years practical experience in civil engineering and building construction – thirty eight with the SIAC Group. Retired in March 2009 as Managing Director of SIAC Construction Ltd. Successfully directed the Groups civil engineering business since 1979 serving as a director for 23 years during which time SIAC grew into one of Ireland’s largest, most diverse and successful construction groups.
Michael joined Designer Group in 2019 with over 20 years’ experience in the Mechanical & Electrical Services installation industry. Having graduated from John Moores University Liverpool with a BA (Hons) in Business Management, he now specialises in business development, pipeline management, lead generation and customer relationship management.
Michael has a background in the Commercial, Data Centre, Pharmaceutical and Manufacturing sectors, across Ireland, the UK, Europe and the Middle East.
Tiffany is responsible for driving forward the successful implementation of our long-term marketing and communications strategy, and supporting the continuous growth of the Group. Working closely with the Group Board Directors, Tiffany ensures our message and brand identity is consistent, helping us to stand out and achieve impact within our industry. With a wide range of experience of both strategic and tactical marketing practises throughout all areas of the built environment, Tiffany has a keen eye for detail, exceptional communication skills and a hands-on approach to building brand recognition.
Emily joined Designer Group in 2019 and is an accomplished, CIPD-accredited HR professional with 5 years’ experience. She is responsible for the development and implementation performance and talent management, recruitment and selection, internal communication, reward and recognition and training and development within the business. Emily works closely with all stakeholders to ensure that the HR strategy is aligned with contract objectives, in order to develop and retain key staff whilst delivering excellence.
Philip began working with Designer Group in January 2019 as Group Procurement Manager. He has over 20 years’ experience in the construction industry and has an excellent record in delivering procurement solutions across a range of sectors and high-profile projects within Healthcare, Manufacturing and Data Centres both in Europe and the Middle East. As part of his role, Philip has overall responsibility for the procurement function for Designer Group Ireland. He is committed to developing an organisational culture, concentrated on core value procurement principles and added-value initiatives across the Group.
Dympna joined Designer Group in 2018 with over 15 years’ experience in the construction industry. Her responsibilities include vetting contract and related documents at bid and contract award stages, in addition to negotiation of contract terms upstream and downstream for our Irish, African and US projects. Dympna holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Construction Law and Contract Administration and provides contractual advice and training to our Project teams, whilst supporting the business with legal and insurance matters pertaining to our contracts.
Paul joined Designer Group in September 2016 as Financial Controller for the FM Business. He previously worked for various companies in the FM industry, such as Veolia and Noonan before his career with DG and was promoted to the Irish FD in October 2019. Paul has an Honours Degree in Business Studies (BSc from University of Limerick) and is a fully qualified member of the ACCA.
Brendan oversees our off-site prefabrication activities and takes a leading role in the training and development of our apprentices. He joined the company in 1996 and has witnessed substantial changes in how construction projects are delivered. Brendan works with our BIM Team to ensure that the latest advances in technology are reflected in our Lean workflows.
Shona joined Designer Group in 2019 with over 25 years’ experience in HR Management within the clinical healthcare, social care and pharma/medical devices sectors. A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, Shona holds a BA in Communication Studies and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management. Shona’s responsibilities are to devise HR strategies which support the achievement of business plans in the Irish business, alongside managing the employee lifecycle; developing the talent, diversity and engagement agenda for DG.