Jonathan 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 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 Brown Financial Director
Since graduating from Oxford University with a MEng Honours Degree in Engineering, Ceri has pursued a successful career in finance and accounting. Ceri manages the finance teams at Hale Construction and Seven Oaks Joinery, coordinating all accounting and payroll functions.
Ceri’s roles include monitoring efficiency throughout the business and identifying cost savings at every stage. She has developed a cost management system to track key expenses on build elements throughout the life of a project, ensuring that Hale delivers cost effective solutions to its customers.
David Llewelyn Commercial Director
David has over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry, a BSc in surveying and an HND in construction. For 15 years, he worked in professional private practice on multi million pound developments, including Welsh Assembly schemes and heritage projects.
David joined Hale in 2006 and manages the quantity surveying team. He is an expert at bringing complex projects in on budget, and he has extensive contracts experience. He maintains responsibility for budget preparation, subcontract procurement, expenditure control and financial reporting within the company. In short, he ensures that Hale delivers on its promises.
Kevin O’Mahony Contracts Director
Kevin began his career as a carpentry apprentice 30 years ago. Since then, he has worked as a Site Manager on large housing schemes, refurbishments and social housing projects. His expertise was recognised when he won an NHBC award site management on a development of executive homes.
Kevin joined Hale in 2000, bringing his valuable contract management experience to the team. He is responsible for the repeated success on high profile housing contracts, upon which Hale has built its reputation. He is now Co Director at Hale, bringing his unparalleled technical and organisational skills to all aspects of the company.
Mal Thomas Contracts Director
Malcolm has a wealth of experience working in the industry at senior level, managing residential and commercial developments for Housing Associations, Public and Private Sector organisations in both Timber Frame and Traditional.
Malcolm has considerable experience in strategic alliance arrangements with both clients, supply chain members and other trades to drive VFM strategies, reduce IR issues and provide for more efficient working methods & planning, on a variety of collaborative and partnering projects.
He has exceptional knowledge and understandings of construction issues such as building regulations and planning.