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Jonathan-HaleJonathan Hale Chairman

Jon’s expertise comes from years of hands-on experience in the construction industry in South Wales. Jon trained as a carpenter when he was a teenager, achieving his City & Guilds qualification in carpentry and joinery. Jon founded Hale Construction in 1996. He is the driving force behind the success of Hale Construction and sister company Seven Oaks Joinery.

The company is building Wales’ first Code for Sustainable Homes Level 5 social housing scheme in Neath, and developing its own Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 in Swansea’s prestigious SA1 development.

 

David-HarrhyDavid Harrhy Managing Director

David is an experienced and motivated individual with 30 years’ experience in the construction industry.

For 25 years David was employed by Gee Construction (formerly Fee Walker & Slater Limited) commencing as an Assistant Site Agent and progressing to Area Manager (South West). Taking complete control for the running of the area, David and his team managed circa £15million per annum, leading to Directorship after four years.

His role as a Managing Director is to be responsible for the company’s performance by implementing company policy and any changes to it. David also represents the company at public events or with the press, as well as being responsible for leading, coaching and mentoring other staff members and supporting their professional development.

David enjoys the challenge of obtaining work, carrying it out properly, achieving desired profit/contribution and having an end product that he is proud to put his name to.

 

Ceri-BrownCeri Brown Financial Director

Ceri is our Financial Director. She manages the finance teams at J G Hale Group Ltd and Seven Oaks Timberframe.

Alongside coordinating all accounting and payroll functions, Ceri is always looking for ways to offer the most cost effective solution to our customers; and has developed a cost management system to track expenses throughout each project we do.

After graduating with a MEng Honours Degree in Engineering from Oxford University, Ceri’s first job was at an accountancy firm where she learnt the crucial skills of attention to detail and being able to prioritise workloads.

Ceri enjoys sailing, knitting and spending time with her family.

 

David-LlewelynDavid Llewelyn Commercial Director

David is our Commercial Director. He manages the quantity surveying scheme and is responsible for ensuring that builds are delivered on budget and on time.

David is an expert at delivering complex projects and maintains responsibility for budget preparation, subcontract procurement, expenditure control and financial reporting at Hale.

With over 30 years’ experience in construction, David has worked on a variety of projects from multi million pound developments to Welsh Assembly schemes and heritage sites.

When not at work David enjoys gardening, walking and keeping fit. He thinks a house becomes a home with there’s ‘a happy family’ in it.

 

Kevin-O-MahonyKevin O’Mahony Contracts Director

Kevin is one of our Contracts Directors and Co Director of Hale. As winner of an NHBC award, he brings invaluable expertise to the company.

When Kevin joined Hale in 2000, he arrived with a wealth of contract management experience as well as strong technical and organisational skills. He has since gone on to work on our most high profile housing contracts, helping Hale to build its reputation.

Kevin originally started in the industry as a carpentry apprentice some 30 years ago. Now when not helping to build homes, he likes to put his mark on his own home by selecting furniture and belongings that make it unique. Then as a big movie buff, he likes to sit back and watch films.

 

Malcolm-ThomasMal Thomas Contracts Director

Malcolm is a Contracts Director at Hale. With exceptional knowledge of building regulations and planning, he helps the team see the big picture on our projects.

Malcolm is known for taking a considered approach to collaborating with clients, supply chain members and trade, ensuring that value for money is pursued and potential IR pitfalls avoided.

Malcolm developed his way of working when starting out as a carpenter where he learnt the benefits of taking the time to do things right the first time.

Since working at Hale his highlight has been completing a big project of 112 units at Cwmfelin. When not working or enjoying spending time with his family, Malcolm is often found at the gym.

 
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