Our Directors

Daniel Durkan


Danny has been leading the business since the retirement of his father - and company founder - William Durkan in 2010.

As Executive Chairman, Danny has a hands-on approach developing strategies to further grow the business through joint ventures, new build housing developments and the private rental sector.

Jim Briggs


Jim has extensive experience from across the construction process. Since joining Durkan as a trainee surveyor in 1978, he has gained experience in various roles including surveying, estimating, design coordination and contract management. 

As Managing Director, Jim oversees business development, bid procurement, operational performance and company profitability.

Ronan Murphy


Ronan is an experienced Group Finance Director. As a specialist in property and infrastructure Ronan has a strong track record in residential investment, development and construction.

As Durkan's Group Finance Director, Ronan is responsible for developing and delivering financial strategy.

Ian Cresswell


With over 20 years’ safety leadership experience, Ian has a passion for the delivery and continual improvement of all HSE&Q programs and initiatives.

Ian is responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of our UKAS accredited management systems and embeds the highest standards into our business to instil a pro-active approach towards safety.

Dean Martin


Dean started as an apprentice and has worked his way up to Construction Director overseeing contracts up to a value of £100 million.

He is responsible for all Durkan new build and refurbishment contracts and ensures the end product is achieved with the required safety, quality, cost certainty & satisfaction that our customers demand.

Shane Rooney


Shane has a strong commercial approach to business and over 27 years’ experience in construction.

As Commercial Director, Shane is responsible for overseeing the commercial functions of surveying and procurement with the aim to achieve the best combination of value, quality and sustainability to meet customer requirements.

Bill Beyzade

Land and Development Director

Bill brings a broad base of experience to his role with Durkan.  Most recently he was the Land & Planning Director for CALA Homes and has also held similar roles with Taylor Wimpey and Bryant Homes.  He has an outstanding track record in identifying, acquiring and developing great sites for new homes.

His responsibility is to enable Durkan to scale up its land acquisition activities and identify new sites in the Northern Home Counties.

Jason Smith

Technical Director

Jason is a design expert with almost 20 years’ experience working in the housing sector.  A former Technical Director at St James Group and Design Director at Mace, he is an expert in the technical innovations that are transforming housebuilding.

His role is to ensure Durkan’s practical operations run smoothly, keeping abreast of activity across our industry and guaranteeing Durkan’s developments are designed in the best possible way.