Our people

Craig Finlayson

Director, United Arab Emirates

After leaving high school I embarked on a training programme as a quantity surveyor with a small private firm in Scotland in 1999. The traineeship allowed me to study part time and at the same time obtain on-the-job experience. In 2002, I joined Currie & Brown in Glasgow and was fortunate to work on many types of projects across different sectors – from healthcare to retail, from new builds to refurbishments.

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Viktoria Yasinsky

Director, USA

I started my career in facilities project management. As I gained more experience I noticed that project managers often don’t have enough time to dedicate to the details of project controls. As I particularly enjoyed that aspect of the project process, when the opportunity arose I switched to specialise in this field.

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Jill Kennedy

Director, Hong Kong

I became a Director of Currie & Brown in 2011. Currently I am responsible for leading a cost management team in Hong Kong which is working on a variety of projects ranging from office fit out projects to a major civil engineering project at the Airport. During my time with the company I have transitioned from a hands-on Quantity Surveyor, to a leadership role managing teams, securing new projects and with greater involvement in running the business.

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Lewis Fong

Assistant Cost Consultant, UK

I began looking for apprenticeships while I was at sixth form during my first year of A-Levels. I decided that full time education was not the right route for me. Having some family and friends in the construction industry I decided to take a look at quantity surveying. Currie & Brown stood out to me because of its global presence and variety of jobs.

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James Riley

Trainee, UK

I started my quantity surveying apprenticeship with Currie & Brown in August 2016. My experience previous to this included six months’ roofing and six months’ steel erecting at the London stadium, which provided me with valuable experience of working on site. Although I enjoyed working on site, I didn’t want this to be my career and I was not a fan of the freezing, early mornings! I diverted my attention towards architecture and quantity surveying, and because I enjoy maths I decided to go for quantity surveying, and I am pleased with the choice I made.

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Xiaoye Ye

Senior Contract Manager, France

I became aware of Currie & Brown while on an internship in a nuclear energy company. One of my colleagues on a large-scale international arbitration case had previously worked for the company and introduced me to Damien Bouveresse.

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Fae Nightingale

Assistant Cost Consultant, UK

After initial interest in becoming an architectural engineer, I decided I was more suited to a career in quantity surveying due to my aptitude for working with numbers, organisation and project management. I decided to apply for a job as an apprentice with the company in 2015 because it gave me the opportunity to ‘learn and earn’.

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Satyakumar Shetty

Chief Operating Officer, India

In 1999 I joined Currie & Brown as a senior quantity surveyor. Over the years with Currie & Brown I have been involved in almost all our industry sectors and have had the privilege of seeing many projects coming to fruition and being put to use by their communities.

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Farhan Tanvir

Assistant Cost Consultant, UK

I graduated with a law degree from the University of Warwick in 2017. Although I had no previous experience in the construction industry, I had always been interested in large construction projects, in particular the financial cost of construction as well as the science behind building.

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Alistair Johnston

Associate Director, UK

I have been with Currie & Brown since 2007 when I joined as a trainee cost manager, having previously worked in marketing. I was considering a new direction for my career and found out about quantity surveying through a family member. I thought a career as a chartered surveyor would provide me with the challenge I was looking for.

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Josh Herbert

Trainee, UK

While completing my A levels in 2018, I thought about my career options and whether I should go to university or not. After doing some research, I was surprised by the range of options the construction industry offered in terms of roles, opportunities and progression, and so I decided to apply for an apprenticeship scheme. Currie & Brown’s scheme caught my eye in particular, thanks to the opportunity to study as well as gain valuable experience on the job.

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James Fotheringham

Trainee, UK

In 2016 I completed a week of work experience on site at the O2, Greenwich. Throughout my time there, I became interested in the construction industry and the successes and challenges industrial teams often face, and I felt a role within the industry was right for me.

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Tom Bourke

Assistant Cost Consultant, UK

When I became a qualified plumber, I realised very quickly that although I didn’t want to pursue a career in the plumbing trade I was still very keen to pursue a career within construction and the built environment.

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Luke Hollis

Trainee, UK

I started my quantity surveying apprenticeship with Currie & Brown in September 2017. During the two years I have worked for the company as a trainee cost consultant I have gained experience in the commercial and infrastructure teams.

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Archana Khanna

Director Human Resources, Americas

I was attracted to a career in human resources as I enjoy meeting people with different personalities and collaborating with each of them in a different way. I like the aspects of psychology and emotional intelligence that I use to do my job, adapting to different people and styles to develop good working relationships. It is rewarding to be able to help people grow. For me there is a feeling of utmost satisfaction when you see an employee developing and thriving in their position.

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Tim West

Associate, Abu Dhabi, UAE

I started my career working for a roofing and cladding sub-contractor in the dual role of estimator/quantity surveyor. A few years later I moved to a local authority to continue my career progression and work on the consultancy side of the QS discipline. During this time, I also attended university on a part-time basis to obtain my degree in quantity surveying.

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