Age 26

Where are you based at the moment (who do you work for)?

UAE (Dubai) ISG Middle East

In what year did you complete your honours degree?


What path did you follow before ending up with your current company?

I started off as a foreman in Port Elizabeth (VAC work), I moved over to the UAE with Alec through their graduate program early 2016 where I was a site engineer. I soon after started to work in the fit-out side of the business and I have been very lucky to work on projects such as The Kempinski Hotel and W Hotel.

What is your current position and what does the role entail?

Construction Manger (Fit-out).

What advice would you give a current construction management student?

  • Work for a main contractor so you can learn all trades
  • MEP is the most important trade in construction
  • Learn how to plan activities in advance 
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help (everyone had to start somewhere)
  • Learn how to mitigate delays onsite and delegate tasks
  • Good relations in this filed can open doors for you in the future (network)

What was your favourite module?

Hard to say, I enjoyed all my hons year subjects.

Who was your favourite lecturer?

Chris, John and Brink were my favourites

What are your plans for the next 5 to 10 years?

Hopefully I will be in a first world country (Europe of NZ) with my own 3D printing company.