Hill hires SVP for construction claims group

Simon Longley will be based out of the company's Dubai office

NEWS, Projects, Hill International

Hill International has appointed a new senior vice president for its construction claims group.

Simon Longley will be based out of the company's Dubai office.

A chartered quantity surveyor and barrister, Longley has more than 30 years of experience in construction consulting with a focus on complex, high-valued infrastructure and energy projects.

Prior to joining Hill, he was regional managing director with Project Advisors International. Before that, he was regional director of contract, commercial and expert services for High-Point Rendel Consulting, senior claims consultant with Schofield Lothian Consulting, and commercial director for Balfour Beatty Rail First.

Longley earned his B.S. in quantity surveying from Newcastle Polytechnic, his LL.B. from the University of London and he is currently pursuing his LL.M. in professional legal skills from the City Law School in London. 

He also earned his post graduate diploma in international commercial arbitration from the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary University of London.

Longley is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors.

"Simon is a renowned disputes expert with extensive experience on international megaprojects," said David Merritt, senior vice president and regional managing director (Middle East and Africa) for Hill's construction claims group. "We look forward to his contributions to our Middle East claims consulting operation." 

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