I am a sixty one year old Northern Irish Civil Engineer with an MBA in International Business. My thirty plus years of international construction industry and business experience first began in the Middle East, followed by long postings in the Asia Pacific region and Eastern Europe operating at Operations Director and CEO level. In 2009, I returned to UAE as Regional MD of ISG Plc the UK construction services group, and now am CEO of Spencer Interiors & Contracting LLC a Dubai based design and interiors fit out contractor.
Over three decades I have mainly worked for only two British companies. Always happy to push boundaries, I am familiar with the start up business environment within new sectors and country markets, leading on bidding, negotiating and securing contracts. I consider myself fortunate to have led teams working on unique, technically difficult projects in extreme and physically challenging environments. My teams in Dubai have a proven track record of achievement and delivering results. Memorable moments during my time in the Middle East region include the urgent demobilisation of a major project team from Iraq and the refurbishment of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem.