Jonathan-HaleJonathan Hale Chairman

Jonathan set up Hale Construction in 1996, following years of experience in the construction industry in South Wales.

He started out as a trainee carpenter when a teenager, and sees this trade background as key to what he does today, believing that the company’s success is in part due to a hands-on approach from management.

Under Jonathan’s Chairmanship, Hale has gone from being a company of two to one of 130, and now includes sister companies Hale Homes and Seven Oaks Timber Frame. His best moment so far has been seeing his son and daughter run construction sites for Hale.

In his free time Jonathan enjoys watching his younger children playing sports such as rugby, football and athletics. His other favourite thing is walking into a house and smelling something cooking, saying it makes a house feel homely.


David-HarrhyDavid Harrhy Managing Director

As Managing Director, David is responsible for Hale Construction’s overall performance, overseeing company policy and implementing change.

He also uses his thirty years of experience in the construction sector to lead on coaching and mentoring staff. Alongside this David represents the company at public events and with the press.

David first realised he wanted to work in the construction industry when he started out as a trainee engineer. Before joining Hale, he spent twenty-five years at Gee Construction, working as Director for the South West.

Apart from enjoying being with Hale Construction as it has grown and expanded, David loves helping to make houses, saying that you know that a house has become a home when you get a feeling of contentment walking through the door.


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.