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Our Leadership Team

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.

Michelle Harris
Group Sales & Marketing Director

With over 30 years' experience in the new homes industry and having worked with St. James, part of the Berkeley Group, Bellway and Dandara, Michelle brings strategic leadership to the sales team, supporting Durkan's ambition to become a 5 Star Housebuilder delivering first-class quality and leading customer service.

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.

Shane Rooney
Commercial Director

Shane has a strong commercial approach to business having worked for Bouygues UK and John Sisk & Son and spending more than 30 years' in the construction industry.

As Commercial Director, he is responsible for Durkan's surveying and procurement functions, with focus on achieving the best combination of value, quality and sustainability.

Davina Andrew
Head of HR

An 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.

Dean Martin
Construction Director

Having joined Durkan as a Contracts Manager, Dean is now responsible for the delivery of all new build and refurbishment contracts.

He ensures all work is carried out with the required safety, quality, cost certainty and satisfaction that Durkan's customers demand.

Ian Cresswell
Director of Health and Safety

Ian combines a proactive, passionate approach to health and safety with over 20 years' leadership experience in the sector.

Responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of Durkan's UKAS accredited management systems he embeds the highest safety standards across the business.

Jane Sullivan
Head of Corporate Finance

Jane’s career in chartered accountancy has spanned the property industry and, with that, comes her wealth of experience in negotiating funding solutions while maintaining strategic relationships with equity partners.

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.

 

Dee Blake, Resident Liaison Officer
Ryann Peterson, Head of Bid Management and Planning

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