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Construction Management

Donovan Bennett

Graduated from UPE in 1997, and completed an MSc in Project Management at the University of Westminster.

Moved to London (UK) in 2000 to gain international work experience and worked for large London based consultancy firms as a Project Manager and Cost Consultant. Shortly after completing his Masters degree,he joined Kellogg Brown & Root Limited (KBR) in 2008, as a Commercial Manager in the Government and Defense sector. Clients include the Ministry of Defense (MOD) and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and the majority of the contracts he works on are in either Iraq or Afghanistan providing Real Life Services i.e. catering, laundry etc. for the NATO troops. The contracts also include new infrastructure, facilities management and airfield support at various NATO or MOD bases. Projects range between £205m to £850m (5 year contracts).He also supports the Power & Industrial and Infrastructure business units.

KBR is a fantastic company with unbelievable opportunities; every day has new challenges and there is never a dull moment. Closer to home, KBR (South Africa) has been contracted to work with PetroSA (Coega) to provide feasibility and front-end engineering and design (FEED) study services for the project.

In January 2007, he met Mia, and they married in November 2008. Since then London / Surrey has become home, and besides the weather, a really great place to live and bring up a family. They live in Weybridge (Surrey) and have a beautiful daughter called Ella, born 24th March 2010.