John Rowan and Partners appoints new chairman

Construction consultant, John Rowan and Partners has announced the appointment of Mash Halai as Chairman following their recent AGM.

Mash Halai, is an equity partner at John Rowan and Partners and has worked for the firm for 22 years, heading up the company’s Residential Development team for the past 15 years. The move follows Gurpal Virdee’s appointment to Managing Partner, last October.

Commenting on his appointment, Mash Halai said: “We have an incredibly strong team at John Rowan and Partners and while relatively small compared to some of the global consultancies, many of our clients see us as the industry benchmark for construction consultants in our sectors. This is down to the remarkable expertise of our consultants, which set us apart from the rest.

“Our positive approach to our people is well known and part of my new role will be to make sure that we continue to be a thriving business with an energetic workplace which attracts the best talent in the industry. It is a great honour to become Chairman and I’m looking forward to working alongside Gurpal and the partners to continue to build on our long-term relationships and our consistent client first approach.”

Mash’s new role will see him supporting Gurpal Virdee to develop and implement the company’s growth strategy, manage business performance and its goal to be the ‘go to’ construction consultancy for professional services.

Gurpal Virdee, Managing Partner commented: “Mash has already been supporting the company’s strategic delivery for some time. Previously he has supported the day to day running of the business, providing a clear link between shareholders and our various teams. Mash has played a huge role in the development of the company, developing our new build residential work and securing major clients such as A2Dominion, One Housing and Wandle Housing to name but a few.

“With broad experience across the construction industry, Mash is highly respected by both his clients and the people he works with. After working together for the past 15 years I’m looking forward to his continued support for the future development of John Rowan and Partners. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Ian Blacker for his support and guidance over the many years he undertook the role.”

Mash Chairman