Durkan’s senior leadership team bring considerable experience and expertise to the business from a diverse range of industries, enabling Durkan to identify and integrate best practices into the business.
Working together and connecting as a united team, the group’s short term focus is to achieve the company 5 year business plan whilst also targeting growth to ensure the success of Durkan for the next 50 years.
Daniel Durkan Executive Chairman
Danny joined Durkan in 1983, he has developed a broad range of skills while working for the business in Dublin, New York and London.
Danny has successfully led and continues to lead the growth of the business.
Ronan Murphy Group CEO
Ronan is responsible for the development and implementation of Group strategy. He also oversees all operational activities of Durkan.
He has over 20 years' experience in the property sector having worked with a range of investors and operating businesses.
Paul Kimber Group Finance Director
Paul is an experienced senior finance professional in the Housebuilding sector having worked with Ernst & Young and the Berkeley Group. He is responsible for all Group financial matters in addition to asset management, IT and HR.
Bill Beyzade Managing Director Housebuilding
With an outstanding track record in identifying, acquiring, and developing sites for housing, Bill leads Durkan's house building division.
Drawing on his experience with CALA, Laing Homes and Taylor Wimpey, Bill is establishing Durkan's house building team and land acquisition activities, to deliver high quality homes and sustainable communities.
Jim Briggs Managing Director Construction
Jim joined Durkan over forty years ago and, having since worked across the business, has built up invaluable experience of the whole construction lifecycle.
He now draws on that experience to successfully oversee business development, and operational performance.
Jason Smith Group Operations Director
With over 20 years in construction technical management, Jason brings his knowledge and experience from Mace and St. James to ensure a collaborative approach and seamless delivery of the Durkan Group operations.
His primary focus is to ensure the continual delivery of quality projects in line with new and modern building methods and to the exacting standards of our clients and homeowners.
Tim Carpenter Group New Business Director
Tim commenced his career in the industry with Willmott Dixon, concluding with 18 years as Managing Director of their Housing Division. He then joined Mears to establish and develop a new Housing Division which specialised in partnerships with housing associations and local authorities.
Tim leads the bid, estimating, and preconstruction teams to support Durkan’s ambitious growth plans. An early priority has been to broaden the businesses’ customer base and consultant network, while also ensuring we have robust processes within each department. Tim’s extensive relationships in the sector, coupled to his knowledge of ‘modern methods of construction’ and the use of offsite manufacture is also enabling Durkan to develop further in these areas for the benefit of our clients.
Davina Andrew Head of HR
A HR specialist, Davina brings to Durkan over 20 years' experience from a range of business sectors, including NHS, Government and British Transport.
Her wealth of knowledge and proactive approach to driving change through education and training, ensures Durkan's values and culture are reflected across the business.
Our People and Culture
We believe everyone should look forward to coming to work, so nurturing a positive, engaging culture is part of the Durkan DNA. We treat everyone with equal respect, fairness and care and we are committed to promoting diversity and inclusion.
The success of our business is only possible thanks to the outstanding people we employ. We invest in training and development for all staff and offer rewarding careers with opportunities for progression.
Our prized Investors in People status is testament to our commitment to supporting and developing our teams through training and reward schemes.
Our people are best placed to say why Durkan is a great place to work:
“Working in a fast paced environment, underpinned by a company culture of teamwork, has made my time here rewarding. Durkan continues to fulfil my career aspirations” Hayley Delieu, Senior Bid Writer.
Usha Perumal - Senior Technical Manager
Hayley Delieu – Senior Bid Writer
Nigel Shields - Director of Quality
Russell Murphy - Director of Construction
Kim Rickards – Senior Planning Manager
Fabio Sgroi - Pre-Construction Co-ordinator
Alex Miller - Assistant Design Co-ordinator
Karen Wren - Bid Co-ordinator
Ann McGivern - Site Manager
Mark Gordon - Health & Safety Director
Nathan McKenzie - ICT Support Assistant
Jo Brett - Senior Quantity Surveyor
James Underhill - Sales & Marketing Director
Dee Blake, Resident Liaison Officer
Ryann Peterson, Head of Bid Management and Planning