Our Leadership

David Kenna

Managing Director

David is a Director of ACQ Consulting Ltd and has over 25 years experience in the construction industry. David has worked in both pre and post contract roles and has held senior positions across a portfolio of different projects.

He has detailed knowledge of the law and commercial drivers affecting construction and corporate procurement and combines this with a dynamic approach to strategy development and implementation management.

Qualifications
BSc MSc LLM MCIOB
BSc Construction Management, MSc Project Management, LLM Construction Law and Practice

Memberships
Member of the Chartered Institute of Building

David Kenna

Managing Director

David is a Director of ACQ Consulting Ltd and has over 25 years experience in the construction industry. David has worked in both pre and post contract roles and has held senior positions across a portfolio of different projects.

He has detailed knowledge of the law and commercial drivers affecting construction and corporate procurement and combines this with a dynamic approach to strategy development and implementation management.

Qualifications
BSc MSc LLM MCIOB
BSc Construction Management, MSc Project Management, LLM Construction Law and Practice

Memberships
Member of the Chartered Institute of Building

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Pav Lalli

Operations Director

Pav is a Director of ACQ Consulting Ltd and has worked on several prestigious programmes delivering large scale procurement projects, some global and spanning a range of sectors.

Pav has worked on pre and post contract roles and has detailed knowledge of procurement and supply chain practices including strategic sourcing, category management and SRM.

Qualifications
BA (Hons), MCIPS
BA (Hons) Building Management and Technology

Memberships
Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply

Pav Lalli

Operations Director

Pav is a Director of ACQ Consulting Ltd and has worked on several prestigious programmes delivering large scale procurement projects, some global and spanning a range of sectors.

Pav has worked on pre and post contract roles and has detailed knowledge of procurement and supply chain practices including strategic sourcing, category management and SRM.

Qualifications
BA (Hons), MCIPS
BA (Hons) Building Management and Technology

Memberships
Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply

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Qiddiya Resort Core

Tom Moore

Senior Procurement Manager

Currently working on the Qiddiya Southwest sub-precinct.

Tom is a procurement and supply chain management expert with broad international experience. He has extensive knowledge of large, complex infrastructure contracts with a focus on whole life cost reduction.

Tom has deep experience in the management of high technical risk construction and engineering supply chains. He has detailed knowledge of strategic sourcing, contract management, category management and supply chain strategies.

Qualifications
MCIPS
BA (Hons) Social Science and Public Policy

Memberships
Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply

Tom Moore

Senior Procurement Manager

Currently working on the Qiddiya Southwest Sub-Precinct.

Tom is a procurement and supply chain management expert with broad international experience. He has extensive knowledge of large, complex infrastructure contracts with a focus on whole life cost reduction.

Tom has deep experience in the management of high technical risk construction and engineering supply chains. He has detailed knowledge of strategic sourcing, contract management, category management and supply chain strategies.

Qualifications
MCIPS
BA (Hons) Social Science and Public Policy

Memberships
Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply

Muhammad Rijad

Procurement Lead

Currently working on the Qiddiya Speed Park project.

Muhammad recently joined ACQ Consulting. With over 8 years of experience as a Quantity Surveyor and Procurement Specialist, Rijad has adeptly handled both pre and post-contract phases.

His impressive portfolio includes work on iconic construction projects in the UAE and significant contributions to NEOM, the largest Giga project in the region.

Qualifications
Bachelor in Civil Engineering

Expertise
Procurement & Quantity Surveying

Muhammad Rijad

Muhammad Rijad

Procurement Lead

Currently working on the Qiddiya Speed Park project.

Muhammad recently joined ACQ Consulting. With over 8 years of experience as a Quantity Surveyor and Procurement Specialist, Rijad has adeptly handled both pre and post-contract phases.

His impressive portfolio includes work on iconic construction projects in the UAE and significant contributions to NEOM, the largest Giga project in the region.

Qualifications
Bachelor in Civil Engineering

Expertise
Procurement & Quantity Surveying

Jawad ElAtracheJawad ElAtrache

Procurement Manager

Currently working on the Qiddiya Speed Park project.

Jawad joined ACQ recently to deliver a significant range project on the Qiddiya Speed Park Programme. Jawad is an experienced procurement professional with more than 15 years’ experience within procurement and supply-chain environments working across a range of major infrastructure and construction projects in the GCC.

Qualifications
BA Business Studies (MKT & ECO)

Jawad ElAtrache

Jawad ElAtrache

Procurement Manager

Currently working on the Qiddiya Speed Park project.

Jawad joined ACQ recently to deliver a significant range project on the Qiddiya Speed Park Programme. Jawad is an experienced procurement professional with more than 15 years’ experience within procurement and supply-chain environments working across a range of major infrastructure and construction projects in the GCC.

Qualifications
BA Business Studies (MKT & ECO)

Taimoor Abbasi

Senior Procurement Manager

Currently working on Qiddiya East Village sub-precinct.

Taimoor has over a decade of experience in procurement and supply chain roles within the education, manufacturing, and public sectors.

He specialises in Energy procurement, having delivered sustainable transformation strategies for several organizations and more recently
delivering the HS2 (High-Speed Railway) Zero Carbon Energy strategy.

Taimoor is currently delivering a hotel project within the East Village District of the Qiddiya Project.

Qualifications
CIPS Level 4
MBA – Supply Chain Management

Taimoor Abbasi

Senior Procurement Manager

Currently working on Qiddiya East Village sub-precinct.

Taimoor has over a decade of experience in procurement and supply chain roles within the education, manufacturing, and public sectors.

He specialises in Energy procurement, having delivered sustainable transformation strategies for several organizations and more recently
delivering the HS2 (High-Speed Railway) Zero Carbon Energy strategy.

Taimoor is currently delivering a hotel project within the East Village District of the Qiddiya Project.

Qualifications
CIPS Level 4
MBA – Supply Chain Management

Qiddiya Coast

Bruno Plasencia

Procurement Manager

Currently working on theme parks delivery and retail related assets.

Previously, Bruno has worked on the Qiddiya Upper Plateau programme on entertainment and utilities packages.

He has delivered procurement services to the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy of World Cup Qatar 2022 (Contracts Manager for FIFA Opening and Closing Ceremonies), Pan-American Games Legacy entity (advisory for Facilities Management of Legacy Sports Infrastructure in Lima) and acted as Procurement Lead for Lima 2019 Pan-American Games Organizing Committee.

Qualifications
Master – Public Management (2018) – Universidad del Pacifico

Memberships
Project Management Institute (KSA – PMI Chapter), IAAPA, Lima Lawyer’s Board

Bruno Plasencia

Procurement Manager

Currently working on theme parks delivery and retail related assets.

Previously, Bruno has worked on the Qiddiya Upper Plateau programme on entertainment and utilities packages.

He has delivered procurement services to the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy of World Cup Qatar 2022 (Contracts Manager for FIFA Opening and Closing Ceremonies), Pan-American Games Legacy entity (advisory for Facilities Management of Legacy Sports Infrastructure in Lima) and acted as Procurement Lead for Lima 2019 Pan-American Games Organizing Committee.

Qualifications
Master – Public Management (2018) – Universidad del Pacifico

Memberships
Project Management Institute (KSA – PMI Chapter), IAAPA, Lima Lawyer’s Board

Alex BuickAlex Buick

Procurement Manager

Currently working on the Qiddiya Coast programme.

Alex recently worked on the Ministry of Sport programme for the Asian Football Confederation Cup in 2027. He has previously worked as a Consultant at NEOM; Al Wadi, a Public Investment Fund Company; the UK Smart Metering Programme and the London 2012 Olympic Athletes Village.

Qualifications
BA (Hons) Business Studies

Memberships
Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply

Alex Buick

Alex Buick

Procurement Manager

Currently working on the Qiddiya Coast programme.

Alex recently worked on the Ministry of Sport programme for the Asian Football Confederation Cup in 2027. He has previously worked as a Consultant at NEOM; Al Wadi, a Public Investment Fund Company; the UK Smart Metering Programme and the London 2012 Olympic Athletes Village.

Qualifications
BA (Hons) Business Studies

Memberships
Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply

Qiddiya Upper Plateau

Sunil ManazySunil Manazy

Procurement Lead

Currently working on the signature stadium project on Qiddiya.

Sunil has extensive experience of UK and Middle East construction markets.

Qualifications
MSc International Transport (Distinction)

Memberships
MCIPS, Member of Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply

Sunil Manazy

Sunil Manazy

Procurement Lead

Currently working on the signature stadium project on Qiddiya.

Sunil has extensive experience of UK and Middle East construction markets.

Qualifications
MSc International Transport (Distinction)

Memberships
MCIPS, Member of Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply

Derek Clulow placeholderDerek Clulow

Procurement Lead

Currently delivering a number of infrastructure packages on the Qiddiya Uptown South Programme.

Derek is an experienced procurement professional with 25 years’ experience within procurement and supply-chain management environment working across a range of major infrastructure and mobility projects.

Qualifications
BTEC Certificate – Civil Engineering (ONC), NEBSM Management Diploma in Supply-Chain Management, NVQ Assessor – TDLB D32/33, Six Sigma Yellow Belt, MSc International Transport (Distinction)

Memberships
Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply

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Derek Clulow

Procurement Lead

Currently delivering a number of infrastructure packages on the Qiddiya Uptown South Programme.

Derek is an experienced procurement professional with 25 years’ experience within procurement and supply-chain management environment working across a range of major infrastructure and mobility projects.

Qualifications
BTEC Certificate – Civil Engineering (ONC), NEBSM Management Diploma in Supply-Chain Management, NVQ Assessor – TDLB D32/33, Six Sigma Yellow Belt, MSc International Transport (Distinction)

Memberships
Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply

Rob Yelms placeholderRob Yems

Procurement Lead

Currently working on the Qiddiya City Wide Right of Way programme.

He has over 20 years of experience delivering high profile, ambitious and successful government programmes.

Rob specialises in the development and implementation of trusted commercial models ensuring supply chain partners are invested to deliver contractual outcomes and valued customer outcomes.

Rob has supported many government organisations deliver value for money and safe contracting environments including, DEFRA, Department of Health, NHS England, Department for Education, Network Rail, High Speed Rail 2.

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Rob Yems

Procurement Lead

Currently working on the Qiddiya City Wide Right of Way programme.

He has over 20 years of experience delivering high profile, ambitious and successful government programmes.

Rob specialises in the development and implementation of trusted commercial models ensuring supply chain partners are invested to deliver contractual outcomes and valued customer outcomes.

Rob has supported many government organisations deliver value for money and safe contracting environments including, DEFRA, Department of Health, NHS England, Department for Education, Network Rail, High Speed Rail 2.

Iceland – Keflavik

Mike GillespieMike Gillespie

Procurement Lead

Working on the development of the €1Bn airport expansion programme.

Whilst developing the procurement strategy for the €1Bn airport expansion programme, Mike is also supporting Isavia on Air Traffic Control re-
procurement as well as a new furniture framework agreement.

Qualifications
BSc (Hons) Business Management, Supply Chain Innovation, Strategy and Management, Cities & Technology and Systems Thinking

Mike Gillespie

Procurement Lead

Working on the development of the €1Bn airport expansion programme.

Whilst developing the procurement strategy for the €1Bn airport expansion programme, Mike is also supporting Isavia on Air Traffic Control re-
procurement as well as a new furniture framework agreement.

Qualifications
BSc (Hons) Business Management, Supply Chain Innovation, Strategy and Management, Cities & Technology and Systems Thinking

London – Stanstead

John McLaughlinJohn McLaughlin

Procurement Lead

Currently working on the Stansted Transformation Programme.

John has over 33 years of experience in the construction industry having worked on numerous landmark projects, across a spectrum of different sectors, in pre- and post-contract commercial management roles for some of the UK’s leading main contractors.

Qualifications
BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying

Memberships
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

John McLaughlin

John McLaughlin

Procurement Lead

Currently working on the Stansted Transformation Programme.

John has over 33 years of experience in the construction industry having worked on numerous landmark projects, across a spectrum of different sectors, in pre- and post-contract commercial management roles for some of the UK’s leading main contractors.

Qualifications
BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying

Memberships
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

ANIN – Peru

Steve Davis

Procurement Lead

Currently procuring health and education facilities at ARCC.

Steve has over 25 years of experience in the infrastructure engineering and rail sectors.

He has worked in both pre and post contract roles with a detailed knowledge of procurement and supply chain practices and has experience with complex and large scale multi-disciplinary projects including global capability.

Qualifications
BTEC HNC Building Studies
BTEC National Diploma in Building Studies

Steve Davis

Steve Davis

Procurement Lead

Currently procuring health and education facilities at ARCC.

Steve has over 25 years of experience in the infrastructure engineering and rail sectors.

He has worked in both pre and post contract roles with a detailed knowledge of procurement and supply chain practices and has experience with complex and large scale multi-disciplinary projects including global capability.

Qualifications
BTEC HNC Building Studies
BTEC National Diploma in Building Studies

Tony NesicTony Nesic

Procurement Manager

Tony has worked on various international programmes delivering large scale projects such as the Sydney Olympics, London Underground Modernisation programme and the Authority for Reconstruction with Changes (ARCC) in Peru. He has diversified experience in a range of sectors in Rail, Residential, Industrial, Commercial Office and Fit Out.

Qualifications
BA (Hons), Building (Construction Management)
BA Applied Science (Material Science)

Memberships
Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply

Tony Nesic

Tony Nesic

Procurement Manager

Tony has worked on various international programmes delivering large scale projects such as the Sydney Olympics, London Underground Modernisation programme and the Authority for Reconstruction with Changes (ARCC) in Peru. He has diversified experience in a range of sectors in Rail, Residential, Industrial, Commercial Office and Fit Out.

Qualifications
BA (Hons), Building (Construction Management)
BA Applied Science (Material Science)

Memberships
Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply

Infastructure – Dublin

John Houston

Procurement Lead

Currently working on the Irish infrastructure project.

John has recently joined ACQ and is currently working on the Irish infrastructure project providing strategic procurement support across various packages of work.

John’s responsibilities include the development of Market Engagement reports, Procurement Strategy, Qualification Systems, PQQ and ITT documents, and managing end-to-end Procurements.

John is a Procurement, Commercial, and Supply Chain professional with over 30 years of experience across various sectors.  Before joining ACQ, John worked on major procurement projects for several large well-known clients such as HS2, Network Rail, National Grid, National Highways, PWC, BAE, DFE, and BT.

John has extensive experience in delivering major procurement projects across Construction, Rail, Highways, Commercial Aircraft, and Defence, as well as strategic and operational procurement transformation experience in Local and Central Government.

Qualifications
(MCIPS) qualified.

Memberships
Member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (MCIPS)

John Houston

Procurement Lead

Currently working on the Irish infrastructure project.

John has recently joined ACQ and is currently working on the Irish infrastructure project providing strategic procurement support across various packages of work.

John’s responsibilities include the development of Market Engagement reports, Procurement Strategy, Qualification Systems, PQQ and ITT documents, and managing end-to-end Procurements.

John is a Procurement, Commercial, and Supply Chain professional with over 30 years of experience across various sectors.  Before joining ACQ, John worked on major procurement projects for several large well-known clients such as HS2, Network Rail, National Grid, National Highways, PWC, BAE, DFE, and BT.

John has extensive experience in delivering major procurement projects across Construction, Rail, Highways, Commercial Aircraft, and Defence, as well as strategic and operational procurement transformation experience in Local and Central Government.

Qualifications
(MCIPS) qualified.

Memberships
Member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (MCIPS)

HR and Administration

Kamila UsowskaKamila Usowska

Team Manager

Kamila is a dedicated Human Resources Manager with a strong academic background and extensive international experience. Kamila holds a bachelor’s degree in diplomacy and international Relations and a Master’s in Global Human Resources from London.

With previous experience working at an embassy, Kamila developed exceptional skills in managing international contacts, which, combined with a deep
understanding of sociology, enhance the effectiveness of daily HR functions and administrative tasks.

Qualifications
BA (Hons) Diplomacy and International Relations (London)
MA Global Human Resources Management (London)

Kamila Usowska

Kamila Usowska

Team Manager

Kamila is a dedicated Human Resources Manager with a strong academic background and extensive international experience. Kamila holds a bachelor’s degree in diplomacy and international Relations and a Master’s in Global Human Resources from London.

With previous experience working at an embassy, Kamila developed exceptional skills in managing international contacts, which, combined with a deep
understanding of sociology, enhance the effectiveness of daily HR functions and administrative tasks.

Qualifications
BA (Hons) Diplomacy and International Relations (London)
MA Global Human Resources Management (London)

Dalia AlmuhannaDalia Almuhanna

Team Coordinator

Dalia is our team coordinator in KSA, with a deep understanding of local administration processes and visas. She also ensures the well-being of our KSA team, providing essential support and keeping operations running smoothly.

Dalia Almuhanna

Dalia Almuhanna

Team Coordinator

John has over 33 years of experience in the construction industry having worked on numerous landmark projects, across a spectrum of different sectors, in pre- and post-contract commercial management roles for some of the UK’s leading main contractors.

Qualifications
BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying

Memberships
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors