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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Alistair McCormick BSc (Hons) MRICS Alistair joined WH Stephens in 2018, becoming an Associate Building Surveyor in 2020 after working for a commercial property and real estate consultant in London. Alistair has gained a breadth of experience working within commercial, residential and domestic properties on behalf of private and public sector clients. Alistair provides a range of building surveying services and is experienced in condition surveys, dilapidations and project management of refurbishment, repair and maintenance works offering design, specification and contract administration services. Other work includes defect analysis and technical advice, preparation of planned maintenance schedules and applications for planning and building regulations approval. Alistair assists Graeme Kerr in the delivery of Building Surveying services within WH Stephens.



Michael Scullion

Ray Anderson
BSc (Hons) MRICS

John Leeding

Billy Wallace

Denis McCotter
BSc(Hons) PGDip ProjMan MRICS MAPM

Graeme Kerr

David Beckett

Alex Bell


Tim O’Neill

Stephen Christie

Kevin Gibney
BSc (Hons) MRICS

Alistair McCormick
BSc (Hons) MRICS