Mastrandrea Moves To Hill

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

One of the construction industry's highest profile experts, Franco Mastrandrea, has moved to risk management consultancy, Hill International. 

Mastrandrea, a past Chairman of the RICS Disputes Resolution Policy Committee, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a qualified barrister, has advised on some of the most high profile disputes in the construction and engineering industries, including the multi-million pound Wembley Stadium case between Multiplex Constructions UK Ltd. and Cleveland Bridge UK Ltd.

He now leaves his position as Chairman at Northcrofts Management Services Ltd. to become Senior Vice President and head up Hill's Expert Witness Services across the EMEA region.

Franco said of his appointment: "Hill International has an enviable reputation which centres on its commitment to excellence.

"It continues to recruit the best figures in project management and expert services and is subsequently winning the most prestigious and interesting work across the world.  By joining Hill's network of consultants there's the potential to work on projects of greater diversity and scale.

Renny Borhan, Hill's Senior Vice President responsible for EMEA, added: "Franco is a leading authority and unquestionably one of the top experts in the world, who has offered advice and testimony on a wide range of construction and engineering projects both in the UK and oversees.

"He has a first-class track record and is very highly regarded by both construction solicitors and clients alike. His addition to the Hill team will significantly strengthen our capabilities."

 

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Editors Notes

Hill International, with 2,400 employees in 80 offices worldwide, provides program management, project management, construction management and construction claims and consulting services.  Engineering News-Record magazine recently ranked Hill as the 11th largest construction management firm in the United States.  For more information on Hill, please visit our website at www.hillintl.com. 

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