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 of Refurbishment
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.
Kim Rickards Planning Director
Kim is an RTPI qualified planner with over 20 years post qualified experience, with a broad range of planning skills gained through a diverse range of roles, including strategic projects with a particular focus on residential developments.
Drawing on her experience with Bellway, Crest Nicholson and McCarthy Stone, Kim is working with Bill and the Durkan's house building team, to secure planning permissions and deliver high quality homes and sustainable communities.
Tim Carpenter Managing Director, Durkan
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 took up the position of Managing Director in spring 2022, having previously been responsible for the new business function, leading the bid, estimating, and preconstruction teams. The Group’s move to expand its joint venture and partnerships work now benefits from Tim’s extensive range of relationships in the housing association and local authority sector. Tim brings with him his valuable experience of offsite manufacturing which is enabling Durkan to expand its use of ‘Modern Methods of Construction’.
Adina Poncis Digital Delivery Director
Adina is responsible for driving the implementation and adoption of digital ways of working across the organisation. With over 18 years of experience in the AEC, Adina brings a wealth of experience in the digital transformation space having worked for Make Architects and Lendlease Development.
Adina is responsible for driving the digitalisation of our projects whilst ensuring compliance with current international best practise and standards.
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.