Chief Commercial Officer
Director & General Manager – UAE
Meet some of the team
Simon EllerayDirector and General Manager - Serbia
Simon has more than 25 years of experience covering project management, cost and contract management, as well as strategic procurement across high end residential, commercial, hotel, retail and infrastructure works. Simon joined Roberts Constructions from Multiplex, where he was Executive Director – Projects.
David CvirnDirector and General Manager - Poland
David’s extensive career has spanned nearly forty years in construction and infrastructure, including on-site delivery through to business management, ownership and development in Australia and the Middle East. At Roberts Constructions, David is focused on providing project management, development, cost planning, and design and construction for commercial, industrial and residential projects.
Pavithran KVHead of Design and Technology
Pavi is a global expert in building information modelling and was a pioneer in the application of BIM to major projects in Dubai throughout the 1990s. At Roberts Constructions he is responsible for managing the design teams, maintaining design standards, considering constructability, and ensuring appropriate designs are implemented.
Ryan DunfordProject Manager
Ryan has gained a wealth of experience in mega‐projects from inception to final handover in both the Middle East and Australia, including the Msheireb Downtown Doha Luxury Townhouses and Fiona Stanley Hospital in Perth, Australia. Ryan is highly organised, with a proven ability to deliver high quality results.
Renton D’SouzaHead of Resources and Company Secretary
Renton is responsible for managing productivity on all Roberts Constructions projects, with a specific focus on staff and construction workers. He brings more than 15 years of experience in senior management roles to the company, with more than a decade of construction delivery experience in Dubai.
Ashton LewisEstimating & Procurement Manager
Ashton is responsible for all aspects of tendering, estimating and early procurement for Roberts Constructions. He has an excellent supply chain network in all the markets in which we have a presence, ensuring we can deliver the most complete and competitive proposals to our clients.
Mitch IrelandProject Manager
Mitch is a civil engineer with significant experience on construction and infrastructure projects in the Middle East and Australia. At Roberts Constructions he is responsible for all activities on his project sites, including leading the project team and all stakeholders to successful project completions.
Nishad RamananConstruction Manager
As a Construction Manager at Roberts Constructions, Nishad is responsible for managing all construction related activities on his project sites and ensuring the works are completed safely, efficiently and to a high standard of quality. His impressive track record includes the JW Marriott Marquis and Address Boulevard Hotel, Downtown.
Vanessa SarkisDesign & Development Manager
Vanessa brings a trained eye to design and development management at Roberts Constructions. Her focus during pre-construction phases is on value engineering. Once on site, she takes responsibility for structural coordination. Vanessa’s work on the piling design on ICD Brookfield Place gained her employer recognition in the UK-based NCE100 Awards.
Shaun HernonHead of Engineering
Shaun has delivered construction and infrastructure projects around the world. With extensive experience gained across the Middle East, Africa, Australia and United Kingdom, Shaun takes responsibility for construction engineering, buildability, technologies and logistics design, and their implementation on all Roberts Constructions projects.
Tommy FlynnSystems Manager
A qualified civil engineer, Tommy is responsible for implementing and maintaining the Roberts Constructions Integrated Management System and Digital Project Management System. Prior to joining Roberts, Tommy spent five years working in site management, commercial and project management roles on high specification projects in the UK and Middle East.
Saleem Al RaiProject Manager
Saleem’s experience across major projects in Dubai, including the Address Boulevard Hotel Downtown, has proven his ability to deliver high quality projects and outcomes. Educated in Dubai, Saleem’s experience prior to joining Roberts Constructions spanned hotel and civil aviation projects.
Anjana AjithEnvironmental Engineer
Anjana is keenly interested in sustainability and uses her qualifications as an environmental engineer to improve the processes at Roberts Constructions. She manages compliance with environmental public policy and considers how we can optimise utilisation of resources and reduce our impact on the environment.
Shane FairfieldCommercial Manager
Shane has an excellent track record in successful commercial management of complex projects. His skills were developed in procurement, contract administration and cost planning roles on large commercial projects, including Lapita Hotel – Dubai Parks and Resorts, The Opus, The Pearl Diving Pool and One @ Palm in Dubai, amongst other projects.
Liza CastilloContracts Manager
Liza brings nearly 25 years of project experience to Roberts Constructions. Her experience covers the spectrum of project delivery, including estimating, site engineering, contracts and commercial management. She has spent the last decade delivering projects in the Middle East, including Southridge, the Pearl Diving Pool, Standard Chartered Tower and The Opus in Dubai.
Derek LewisDirector – Delivery
Derek has more than thirty years of global experience in civil engineering and construction projects, ranging from power stations, dam and roadworks, high rise buildings and retail centres. Prior to joining Roberts, he was Operations Director and Managing Director Middle East for Al Futtaim Carrillion Joint Venture.
Sachin NairHead of Planning
Sachin is responsible for all construction programming and project planning across Roberts Constructions in Europe and the Middle East. He has a laser focus on business performance improvement outcomes, drawing on his early career experience as an engineer on major projects such as The Index and The Gate in Dubai.
Oliver KeithSenior Services Manager
Oliver has extensive experience managing mechanical and electrical aspects of large-scale projects in the Middle East and United Kingdom, from award through to authority approvals and handover. Oliver is degree qualified in electrical and electronic engineering with extensive knowledge of the installation and commissioning of mechanical systems.
Hari KumarHead of Safety – Dubai
Hari is responsible for implementing an effective occupational health, safety and environmental management system for Roberts Constructions, promoting and continually developing Roberts’ strong health and safety culture. He is responsible for ensuring compliance with all legal and project requirements for operations in Dubai.
Mohammad MunasMEP Manager
Mohammad is responsible for the mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering requirements on Roberts Constructions projects. He has expertise in systems design, logistics, procurement, engineering, health and safety, construction management, technical planning and project execution. Mohammad’s last two major projects include The Address Boulevard Hotel and Vida Residence Tower in Dubai.
Harish MaledathDesign Manager - Serbia
Harish brings a strong background in design coordination of large retail and hotel projects to Roberts Constructions. With extensive civil and structural engineering qualifications from the United Kingdom and India, Harish brings close to fifteen years of sector experience to the team including extensive experience at Dubai Marina.
Oswald AlfonsoHead of Human Resources
Oswald is responsible for all aspects of human resources and people management for Roberts Constructions in Europe and the Middle East and ensures we have the right team, working efficiently together. He has more than 25 years of experience in human resources management, corporate finance, and payroll.
Divina PonRegional Financial Controller
Divina is a qualified Chartered Accountant and is responsible for the financial health of Roberts Constructions. She has more than 13 years of experience in Accounting and Financing fields of hospitality, real estate and construction industries both in the Philippines and Middle East. Divina has obtained expertise in preparation and finalisation of accounts with specialisation in International Management Reporting.
Nenad MarinovicFinance and Administration Manager
Nenad is Roberts’ Finance and Administration Manager for Serbia and plays a key role in the regional senior management team. He is an experienced finance professional with over 15 years experience in financial management, audit, accounting and financial control.
Prasad MKOffice Manager
Epitomising the Roberts Constructions attention to client service, Prasad takes care of visitors to the Dubai office. Prasad’s enthusiasm for the business is both pure and infectious. His positivity while supporting the tendering, finance and management teams is invaluable.
Joju CKTransport Coordinator
Joju is responsible for transportation logistics at Roberts Constructions. With twenty years’ experience in the United Arab Emirates, Joju is based in the Dubai office and ensures the safe passage of Roberts people and guests between Downtown, clients’ offices and our project sites.
Teams and Culture
Our people join us because they want to work in a company which allows them to succeed. They stay because we help them be their best and more.
We foster a competitive spirit both on site and on the sporting field.
We offer opportunities to gain life skills in line with our commitment to safety, health and well-being.