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Paul Donaghy appointed to lead Mace's MENA cost consultancy arm

Donaghy's 20-year industry experience includes a role at Dubai's North 25 Project Management

Paul Donaghy has joined Mace to lead its MENA cost consultancy business [image: Mace].
Paul Donaghy has joined Mace to lead its MENA cost consultancy business [image: Mace].

Construction consultancy Mace has appointed Paul Donaghy to lead its cost consultancy business in the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA). Donaghy previously worked at Dubai’s North 25 Project Management.

According to statement, the industry veteran joins Mace’s 80-strong MENA cost consultancy team, with a “focus on expanding the business and continuing to deliver high-quality cost consultancy services to clients across the region”.

He brings more than 20 years’ experience in the commercial and contractual administration of major construction and engineering projects in Ireland, Mauritius, and the Middle East.

Before Mace, Donaghy managed Meraas Developments’ contracts department between June 2012 and October 2017, after that overseeing the same contracts department at Dubai-based North 25 Project Management until September 2018.

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He has worked across a wide range of high-profile projects and sectors, including retail, hospitality, leisure, residential, healthcare, infrastructure, and land reclamation.

Speaking on the news, Mark Taylor, Mace’s regional director for MENA, said: “Paul brings a unique perspective to Mace having worked within Meraas and North25, [both] leading organisations, for more than six years.

“His understanding of a client’s needs and his experience of working on such a breadth of different projects will be invaluable. I am sure that our cost consultancy business in MENA will continue to thrive under his leadership.”

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Jason Millett, Mace’s chief operating officer for consultancy, added: “[Donaghy] has worked on some of the region’s most high profile projects and has first-hand experience of working at a high level within leading regional client organisations. Expanding our cost consultancy business is a strategic priority for Mace, and I look forward to working closely with Paul to deliver that ambition.”

It was revealed in April this year that a joint venture of Mace and Jacobs was appointed as the UK Government’s delivery partner for the UK Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, with both companies working with the UK Department for International Trade on the project.

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