Mike O’Connor, who joined John F Hunt Limited as Commercial Director, is a highly experienced and versatile leader, who has worked within the UK construction sector for over 30 years, in both operational and functional leadership roles.
Originally joining Tarmac Construction as a trainee quantity surveyor, Mike progressed through the ranks working in the building, civil engineering and infrastructure sectors, under public, private, joint venture (JV) and Private Finance Initiative (PFI) arrangements, on his journey to Commercial Director.
He also spent time as Supply Chain and Procurement Director, Managing and Executive Director of various Plc subsidiary businesses, therefore brings with him a breadth and depth of diverse skill and knowledge to John F Hunt.
In his supply chain and procurement role, he remains a champion of sustainable and ethical procurement, local and SME sector spend and an advocate of sector specific category management. He strives for and adopts modern methods of construction, innovative technologies and solutions. Being a QS at heart there is always a focus on risk management and continuous improvement seeking to enhance value and reduce cost.
Mike brings strong commercial governance and proficiency with Stakeholders, Clients, Main Contractors and Specialist Subcontractors. His skills in the civils’ and major projects arena, dealing with commercial budgets, business plans, periodic forecasts as well as monthly project and business reporting, bring additional strength to the team as we move forward with the growth of the Group in the coming years.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and has sat on various RICS Boards and working groups including the drafting of RICS standards for quantity surveyors (the “Black Book”). He is a supporter of professional and personal development, is a webclass trainer and sits as an assessor for the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence (APC).