Kevin Learoyd

Kevin Learoyd

Interest

Married with three children. Keen golfer, occasional skier, follower of rugby and sport in general.

Summary

Kevin is a Quantity Surveyor (MRICS, MBA, BSc) with 20 years post-qualification experience working for Main Contractors and Professional Practices. Skilledin:-- Commercial Management - Cost and Procurement Management- Corporate Recovery Support - Dispute Resolution/Avoidance- Development Loan Monitoring- Project Audit- Sectors: Commercial Offices, Residential, Education, Theatres, Airport, Rail, Retail, Leisure.Achievements include:-- Detailed cost plan for £200m envelope package on high-profile residential development in West London and £50m value engineered savings   - Resolution of disputes on projects in Airport and Leisure sectors - Project leader advancing £400m of payments to trade contractors, bettering commercial target and ahead of programme, on Docklands regeneration scheme.  Seeking permanent or temporary employment.

Work History

Work History
Jun 2006 - Aug 2009

Senior Associate

Gardiner & Theobald Cost Management

Introduced potential new clients as member of Corporate Recovery/Restructuring business development group.

Coventry University, Student Enterprise Building £25m new build facility - led teams in: production of cost plans, including value engineered proposals, within budget; production of tender documents for procurement of main contract; evaluation of tenders for Enabling Works package including award recommenation within budget.Kensington & Chelsea College £10m new build facility - led team in production of tender documents for procurement of main contract. Chelsea Barracks, London £1.5b mixed use development including luxury private apartments, affordable housing, hotel, leisure and retail - led teams in production of cost plans, including value engineering to meet budget, for envelope and fit out elements; co-ordination of project risk; evaluation of tender for Construction Manager role.Royal Shakespeare Company, Theatre Project, Stratford-upon-Avon £50m re-development project - led team in production of cost plans within budget, and evaluation of trade package tenders. Canning Town and Customs House Masterplan - cost advice for London Thames Gateway Development Corporation.

Jan 2004 - Jun 2006

Chief Surveyor, Terminal 5

Mansell Construction

Commercial management of account with BAA at Terminal 5 relating to c. £40m of orders relating to following packages:-- Fixed links and nodes- Early fit out of Terminal B (including dry lining package procured using NEC Option C) - Fit out of toilets - Terminals A & B- Ancillary T5 campus buildingsAccountable for commercial function with up to 12 surveyors across 4 project teams. Responsibilities included:- - financial reporting- cost/value reconciliations- KPI's- Earned Value Analysis- dissemination of project procedures to project teams to achieve compliant cash flow - author and approver of work proposals to attain BAA orders- supervision of sub-contract procurement (NEC form of contract)- final account approval- dispute resolution

Feb 2001 - Aug 2003

Senior Cost Manager

Canary Wharf Contractors Limited

Ensured technical due diligence and monitoring of development loans proceeded in accordance with target financial goals and programme milestones in respect of £1 billion of construction projects. .Project leader of £400m of payments advanced to trade contractors across estate-wide programme of projects including . formulation of commercial model for negotiation of prices by project teams. Project achieved ahead of commercial and programme targets.   Project management of procurement audit conducted by external consultant. Co-ordinated with project teams to ensure compliance with auditors information requirements. Reported to Managing Director with critical assessment of auditors preliminary findings achieving rating improvement in final report.   Revised procurement and cost management procedures for ISO:9001 compliance.Ensured procedural compliance of project team recommendations for trade contract awards.Insurance (Construction All Risks and Professional Indemnity) administration.

Jan 1997 - Jan 2001

Senior Associate

Gardiner & Theobald Management Consultants

Project monitoring for property financiers including successful delivery of Citibank and Credit Suisse office developments at Canary Wharf to budget and programme.Procurement consultancy for Transport for London.Cost management secondment to NASDAQ listed company; $200m programme of data centres. Achieved enhanced visibility of commercial performance by operating company, in accordance with brief given by Parent Company, through establishment of cost reporting protocol.Development and promotion of project audit service. Team leader on commissions for Croydon's Tramlink and Lancaster University, evaluating complaints against project team members and advising on strategic options.  Project audit and dispute resolution consultancy for Charlton Athletic F.C. Negotiator achieving settlement of Main Contractor's final account claim. Strategic procurement advice on stadium re-development for Charlton Athletic F.C.Authored case studies of projects as part of Economic Impact Assessment study for Millennium Commission.Advised major UK Bank in restructuring of procurement framework.Commercial management for Railtrack on West Coast Main Line and Network Management Centre projects.

Apr 1990 - Dec 1996

Senior Manager

E C Harris

Corporate recovery support for insolvency practitioners appointed on construction company business failures including strategic evaluation of options for contract debts and debt recovery relating to: receivership of Rush & Tompkins for Deloitte & Touche; liquidation of Nico Construction for Ernst & Young; others for Price Waterhouse and Begbies.Dispute resolution support in arbitration and litigation proceeding including expert witness report preparation. Team leader in preparation of claim for receivers of Rush & Tompkins in "Coral Reef" arbitration. Co-produced "Construction Industry Development Study" for The Government of The Gambia/World Bank in conjunction with KPMG.General management assignment in establishment of project management office in Durban, South Africa. Financial appraisal of Regent Hotel development in Jakarta, Indonesia as part of development appraisal for investors. Cost estimating and procurement assignments in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Oct 1987 - Mar 1990

Associate

Henry Riley & Son
Procurement and post contract cost management of retail developments for J Sainsbury Plc.
Oct 1984 - Aug 1987

Assistant Quantity Surveyor

C P De Leeuw Walden & Colussi (Cape Town, South Africa)
General pre and post contract cost management duties on various commercial projects.

Education

Education
1997 - 1999

MBA

Kingston University Business School
1980 - 1984

BSc (Hons)

Leeds Polytechnic

Skills

Skills

Leadership

People Management

Commercial Management

Development Loan Monitoring

Corporate Recovery Support

Procurement Management

Cost Planning & Control