MANAGING PARTNER
Michael Scullion Dip QS MRICS ASCS MAPM Joining the firm in 1977, Michael has risen through the ranks of WH Stephens to take the role of Managing Partner, Managing Director and Chairman of the Group in 2003. 35 years of experience operating as a key player in the NI construction industry affords Michael a unique understanding of the needs of both public and private sector clients and an innate ability to deliver a successful cost management solution to a wide variety of schemes. Michael continues to develop the service offered by WH Stephens to adapt to changes in the procurement and contractual environment to ensure all clients receive the optimum advice and service expected of a firm operating since 1865. Economic appraisals, design monitoring and value management are only a few of the areas of Michael’s specific expertise from an exemplar professional career.

QUANTITY SURVEYING PARTNER
Ray Anderson BSc (Hons) MRICS
Ray joined WH Stephens in 2007 progressing to Partner in 2009. With extensive experience of leading quantity surveying teams through all stages of project delivery, Ray offers an in-depth knowledge of contract, cost and value management within all forms of public and private sector procurement. Particular areas of specialism cultivated over 20 years in the construction industry include large scale health care schemes, education facilities and retail developments.

QUANTITY SURVEYING PARTNER
John Leeding BSc MRICS John joined WH Stephens in 1984 becoming a Quantity Surveying Partner in 1996. John provides clients with a quantity surveying and project management service enriched with almost 30 years experience in the industry and is proficient in the effective cost management of a wide range of projects with a particular focus in the large scale retail sector. Clients benefit from John’s progressive and value driven approach to administering construction projects and his skills in communication and leadership.

QUANTITY SURVEYING PARTNER
Billy Wallace Dip QS MRICS MAPM Since joining WH Stephens in 1983, Billy’s surveying and cost management acumen has been recognized by his election to the Partnership in 1996. With an impressive record of construction experience spanning almost 30 years Billy has successfully implemented cost and value management on a broad range of schemes from residential to retail, public realm regeneration to higher education facilities. From feasibility study to final account Billy provides excellent contemporary guidance to his clients throughout their construction process whether procured under a traditional form or a multi stage Design and Build framework.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT PARTNER
Denis McCotter BSc (Hons) PGDip ProjMan MRICS MAPM Denis joined WHS in 1994, becoming the PM Partner and Director of the WHS Group in 2002. A multi-disciplinary skills base in both quantity surveying and project management allows Denis to offer clients a truly holistic construction consultancy service. With over 20 years of experience in the industry both in UK and Ireland providing effective cost and contract management for a wide spectrum of projects in retail, residential, education, refurbishment and public realm means Denis’ advice and leadership is of the highest calibre.

BUILDING SURVEYING PARTNER
Graeme Kerr MRICS Graeme Kerr joined WH Stephens in 2013 as Partner in charge of Building Surveying, Asbestos Surveying Services and CDM Co-ordination / Principal Designer. With 26 years experience as a Construction Professional and 17 as a staff manager, Graeme has a wealth of experience and knowledge for the benefit of clients. Graeme is a highly respected professional and retains a high level of repeat assignments from clients who value his concise and reasoned advice in the broad field of construction.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT PARTNER
David Beckett B Eng MAPM David joined WH Stephens in 2013 and became a partner in 2018. David is a project management partner with experience in a wide range of building types and project solutions over a 30 year period. Projects managed range in value up to £250m and include public and private investment, manufacturing, education, pharmaceutical, retail development, residential and sports facilities. David takes responsibility for ensuring that contracts are completed to the full satisfaction of the client focusing on quality, cost and programme through effective strategic planning, constructive management of multidisciplinary teams and proactive risk management. Other services include Business Cases, Economic Appraisals, Feasibility Studies and Option Appraisals, Contract and Appointment administration.

QUANTITY SURVEYING ASSOCIATE
Tim O’Neill Dip QS MRICS Tim joined WH Stephens in 1987 and became a Quantity Surveying Associate in 1992. In addition to his in-depth knowledge of the cost management of private sector projects across the UK over the past 25 years, Tim has cultivated a particular specialty within large scale education, health care and public realm improvement schemes.
Tim further supports the firm through his central role as IT Manager.

QUANTITY SURVEYING ASSOCIATE
Stephen Christie MRICS Stephen joined WH Stephens in 1986 and was appointed as a Quantity Surveying Associate in 1992. With experience gained from the effective cost management of an impressive range of public and private sector projects, Stephen brings to each of his projects a detailed knowledge of the commercial and contractual procedures required for successful project delivery within budget.

QUANTITY SURVEYING ASSOCIATE
Kevin Gibney BSc (Hons) MRICS
Kevin began at the firm in 1999 and was promoted to Quantity Surveying Associate at WH Stephens in 2007. With a particular specialty in complex Health sector projects, Kevin offers extensive experience in all aspects of pre-and post-contract cost management across all industry areas. Kevin has worked effectively with a wide variety of clients from both the public and private sectors and is adept at providing a flexible Quantity Surveying service tailored to their individual requirements and goals.

QUANTITY SURVEYING ASSOCIATE
Ann Saunders BSc Ann has been with WH Stephens since 1989 and was appointed a Quantity Surveying Associate in 1997. Ann provides a dedicated cost consultancy and surveying service to a broad range of public and private clients within distribution, commercial, retail, infrastructure, production, landscape, education and residential sectors. As a commercial manager with a holistic view of development Ann has worked with developers through the life of a project from inception and site purchase, through construction to completion and onward sale. Building on over 25 years of experience in the industry Ann offers extensive knowledge of construction cost management and has a proven ability to advise her clients with clarity and certainty in the development and appraisal phase of initiatives, through to their procurement and post-Contract stages.

BUILDING SURVEYOR ASSOCIATE
Paul Gibson BA (Hons) Arch. Dip. Surv. Paul joined WH Stephens in 1992, after working as a graduate Architect in London and the United States. He was appointed Associate Building Surveyor in 1997.
Paul has a vast range of experience in all aspects of Building Surveying and Building Design and is experienced in condition surveys, Legal disputes and defect analysis. As well as the application of various statutory standards including Fire Safety, DDA, asbestos and in Individual surveys and stock condition surveys for both private and public bodies. His work covers all aspects of project procurement, from inception and brief taking, through initial design, negotiation and application for plpauling and building control approval and preparation of drawings and specifications for small, medium and large contracts. Also the design and refurbishment of buildings in the retail, educational, residential, warehousing and religious sectors.
Paul Gibson assists Darren Press in the delivery of Building Surveying services within WH Stephens.

QUANTITY SURVEYOR ASSOCIATE
Chris McKeown BSc (Hons) MRICS Chris McKeown joined WH Stephens and became and Associate with the firm in 2015. Chris is an accomplished Quantity Surveying professional who delivers the highest standards of service to our clients. Chris works in close co-operation with the firm’s partners and performs the full range of Quantity Surveying services providing effective cost and contract management in a broad range of projects in residential, retail, transport, education, refurbishment and public realm works.

QUANTITY SURVEYOR PARTNER
Alex Bell MRICS Alex joined WH Stephens in 2005 and was promoted to Quantity Surveying Associate in 2014 and Partner in 2017. With a particular expertise in complex commercial and high-rise projects, Alex offers extensive experience in all aspects of pre-and post-contract cost management across all industry areas. Alex has worked effectively with many organisations from both the public and private sectors, providing a flexible Quantity Surveying service tailored to each Client’s individual needs.

CHARTERED PROJECT MANAGER ASSOCIATE
Michael Creed BSC (Hons) MSc Surv MRICS MAPM Michael joined WH Stephens in 2004, becoming Associate in 2012. Michael completed a Master of Science at the University of Reading and became Member of the Association for Project Management in 2006 and a Chartered Project Management Surveyor with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 2007. Michael is a highly experienced, dynamic Chartered Project Manager with proven track record in a wide and varied portfolio of significant projects in both the public and private sectors. Michael’s technical knowledge and management skills ensure that he is an asset to all Client Teams, managing all facets of the project lifecycle to ensure successful project delivery to meet each Client’s individual requirements.

People

Partners

Michael Scullion
Dip QS MRICS ASCS MAPM

Ray Anderson
BSc (Hons) MRICS

John Leeding
BSc MRICS

Billy Wallace
Dip QS MRICS MAPM

Denis McCotter
BSc(Hons) PGDip ProjMan MRICS MAPM

Graeme Kerr
MRICS

David Beckett
B Eng MAPM

Alex Bell
MRICS


Associates

Tim O’Neill
Dip QS MRICS

Stephen Christie
MRICS

Kevin Gibney
BSc (Hons) MRICS

Ann Saunders
BSc

Paul Gibson
BA (Hons) Arch. Dip. Surv.

Michael Creed
BSC (Hons) MSc Surv MRICS MAPM

Chris McKeown
BSc (Hons) MRICS