Garland appoint New Chairperson and Director

Mar 26, 2019

GARLAND Expand Management Team

GARLAND have recently strengthened our management team in response to the continued growth and development of the company. 

Cathal Rigney has recently been appointed as a Director, while Brian Kavanagh has been made company Chairman.

Garland Appoint new Director and Chairperson

Brian Kavanagh, Director and Chairman

Brian is a Fellow Professional Consulting Chartered Engineer and a member of the Association of Consulting Engineers of Ireland. He has accumulated over thirty years’ experience as a civil and structural engineer, and has been the project director in charge of major healthcare, educational and industrial projects throughout Ireland. He has been a director with Garland since 1998.

Brian works with some of the biggest multinationals in Ireland and has longstanding relationships with the largest educational and healthcare clients in the country. He has also been responsible for continued developments of St. James’s Hospital, Dublin, and for all developments at Tallaght Hospital.

Never a shrinking violet – Brian is known for his forthright and trustworthy advice, and will no doubt put these skills to good use throughout his Chairmanship!

Cathal Rigney, Director

Cathal joined Garland in 2005, and has accumulated over 15 years’ experience in Garland’s offices in Waterford, Dublin and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He is a Registered Professional Consulting Engineer and Chartered Engineer. Having been made a Company Associate in 2015, we are delighted to announce his appointment as a Company Director in 2019.  

Cathal has extensive experience in the planning, design and project management of civil and structural projects both in the public and private sectors throughout Ireland. Having developed experience and an interest in law, Cathal has also recently undertaken a Diploma in Construction Law with the Law Society of Ireland.

Cathal is an avid runner, who completed his first marathon in 2018 and will put this stamina to good use in the marathon board meetings to be expected under Mr.Kavanagh’s stewardship! 

We’d like to congratulate Brian and Cathal on their appointments and wish them all the best in their new roles. 

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