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Kevin Hayes appointed as Managing Partner in London

UK and Europe 10 September 2020

Cundall has appointed Kevin Hayes as Managing Partner of its London office, taking over from Steve Cook, who is moving into a financial management role overseeing Cundall’s global business whilst continuing his project involvement in London.

In his 16 years at the helm, Steve has taken the team from 140 to 240 staff and overseen the new London office adopt the Well Building Standard and become a leader in both sustainability and health and wellbeing. He has also been instrumental in Cundall’s growth into sustainability, data centres, health and wellbeing and smart buildings.

Kevin Hayes joined Cundall as a senior engineer in 1997. Over the last six years, he has established and developed the global corporate real estate sector (GCRES) with clients including Facebook, Google, Latham and Watkins, Diageo, and Amazon. Kevin became a Partner eight years ago and has been working closely with Steve Cook to lead the London office, recently representing the office on Cundall’s UK and Ireland Management Board.

Steve Cook, outgoing Managing Partner, Cundall London, said:

“My time as Cundall’s London Managing Partner has been hugely rewarding and I’ve been privileged to lead it at a time when the business has gone from strength to strength and experienced a huge amount of growth. Kevin and I have worked closely together for several years, and I know he will continue to lead the London team to new levels of success.”

Kevin Hayes, incoming Managing Partner, Cundall London, said:

“This is a really exciting opportunity and I am delighted to take over the leadership of such a talented team. Over the last few years, I have been fortunate to work alongside Steve as he has managed the London office and watched it grow under his leadership. I am really excited to be taking over at an important time in the development of Cundall and the London office. The industry leadership we have shown in sustainability, health and wellbeing, digital engineering, technical excellence, and smart buildings, to name just a few, will be key to our success over the coming years. I look forward to the challenge and opportunities ahead as we take the London business into a new era.”

Tomás Neeson, Global Managing Partner Cundall said:

“This is a new chapter in the ongoing development of our business. We have a fantastic team in London and Kevin has grown within it to the point of picking up the reins from Steve. We are very fortunate as a partnership to work in a global team of partners who know each other well and have developed the practice together. I am looking forward to supporting Kevin along with the rest of our partners and the London team as we continue the Cundall story.”