Wesley is an Associate Director – Power Systems based in our Manchester office who joined Black & White in August 2023. Wesley holds both a Bachelor of Engineering degree and an MBA, with specialisation in heavy current systems.
Throughout his career, Wesley has demonstrated a strong commitment to the power generation and data centre sectors. Among his many achievements was his pivotal role in the Kusile Power Station Project in South Africa. As the leader of a team of electrical design engineers, he played a crucial part in successfully delivering the project, adding a total of 800MW to South Africa’s grid. Notably, Wesley also played a vital role in the operationalisation of the first AWS data centre cluster (CPT) on African soil, further showcasing his expertise in the rapidly evolving data centre industry.
With Wesley’s extensive experience and innovative mindset, he continues to drive progress and excellence in the power systems and data centre fields. His arrival at Black & White brings valuable insights and contributions to the company’s success and the industry as a whole.
In his personal time, Wesley enjoys sports, particularly touch rugby and indoor football. Off the field, he finds joy in reading. Interestingly, before pursuing engineering, he had aspirations of becoming a writer.
Chris joined Black & White in July 2023 as an Associate Director based in our Edinburgh office, bringing in extensive years of experience in the engineering field. Over the course of his career, he has gained valuable expertise across various industry sectors. However, his true passion lies in taking on the challenges associated with refurbishment projects in operational buildings. Chris is a proud member of CIBSE.
With a wealth of experience in the retail industry, as well as the higher and further education sectors, Chris has proven his proficiency time and again. One project that particularly stands out is the Campus Central at the University of Stirling. This remarkable endeavor involved a combination of new build extension and refurbishment. The resulting building is not only visually stunning but has also completely transformed the experiences of students and staff alike. Notably, it has garnered multiple prestigious awards, a testament to Chris’ exceptional contributions.
Luke is an Associate Director based in our Manchester office. He is a team leader responsible for project delivery, client liaison, and technical quality assurance.
With a first-class honours degree in building services engineering, he is a chartered engineer and member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), with over 17 years’ experience in the industry.
Luke has a proven track record of leading successful deliveries of multi-billion-pound projects in the UK and overseas. His experience within a variety of sectors, coupled with further education, enables him to deliver complex work packages with a holistic approach, ensuring successful project delivery for clients and stakeholders.
Luke is driven by working directly with clients to help them realise their vision and business goals – an approach leading to client trust and often repeat business.
He is a mentor for IET members working towards professional registration and a guest lecturer at a local university. In his spare time, Luke enjoys mountain biking, squash, and football.
Jonathan leads the Black & White site supervision teams for European projects. He previously managed the design and construction for most of the major sites in the Middle East. His focus is to ensure a seamless link between design and construction for all projects.
With 20 years of experience in contracting and 15 years as a consultant for Black & White, Jonathan has worked in all sectors. Delivering iconic hotel projects in the UAE and Azerbaijan has given him the most pleasure, but working on projects in aviation, healthcare, retail, and other sectors amongst others has allowed him to experience a wide range of challenges.
His role allows him to influence designs, ensuring they consider buildability and long-term maintainability. Jonathan advises our team on how to avoid designs that will be difficult to execute. On site, he identifies risks and instructs practical solutions. To achieve this, building relationships with stakeholders is critical.
His experience enables him to deal with all aspects of a project – from the initial survey to commissioning and handover.
Prasant is an Associate Director for ELV based in our New Delhi office. His primary responsibilities include managing the ELV design team, coordinating with clients to meet project requirements, and ensuring efficient and quality package.
With an Electronics and Telecommunications diploma and degree from Bhubaneswar, Odisham, Prasant has extensive experience in designing, engineering, and commissioning including BMS, DCIM (Data Centre Infrastructure Management), FAS, and all types of Security Systems. He is also proficient in implementing sustainable designs that are consistent with international standards.
With a strong and comprehensive working knowledge on ELV and his up-to-date knowledge on international standards and practices, Prasant has proved himself as an ELV expert in the sector. He has been involved in ELV designing, engineering, and commissioning in various sectors such as commercial, healthcare, technology & data centres, and so on. He has also been involved in Tier-3 Design and Testing of a prestigious project, “Bihar State Data Center 2.0” for the Government of Bihar, Uptime Institute Certified.
In his spare time, Prasant loves to play with his kids, sit with his parents, and spend time gardening.
Fozail is a professional Engineer with almost 15 years’ experience in the building services industry. He has a passion for quality and high standards in all aspects of building design.
As an Associate Director, Fozail is responsible for the Plumbing and Fire Fighting Design and the coordination of all MEP services and external utilities, delivering projects to a high standard, utmost quality, and within the project’s budget.
He is a Certified Accredited Professional of Indian Green Plumbers. With Fozail’s working experience in the UK, India, Singapore, USA, Australia, and Middle East, he has delivered more than 100 projects in sectors such as aviation, commercial, residential, and more, from pre-concept through to handover.
He has worked with various international consulting companies which enables him to have a better understanding of project life cycle challenges. He uses this 360-degree approach to ensure the success of each project.
Sohan is an Associate Director at Black & White based in our New Delhi office, managing MEP teams and coordinating with clients to meet project requirements.
He is an Electrical Engineer who graduated from KSOU Karnataka, with more than 17 years’ experience in the consultancy field. His experience covers a wide spectrum of sectors such as commercial, education, healthcare, residential, and more. He has a good knowledge of the BIM CDE Platform and has handled various international projects specifically for BIM coordination.
Sohan has been involved in designing prestigious hotel brands such as IHG, Marriott, Radisson, Hilton, Sheraton, and so on. His impressive background in electrical engineering brings him a very good local design standards knowledge.
Sazaad is an Associate Director based in our New Delhi office. He is responsible for the mechanical design and coordination of all MEP services, delivering projects to the highest standards and within the budget.
A professional engineer with nearly 22 years of experience in the building services industry, Sazaad has a passion for quality and high standards in all aspects of building design. He has a comprehensive knowledge of designing and developing projects from concept to commissioning including HVAC, public health, and fire protection systems. He ensures implementation of sustainable designs with a focus on energy efficiency following international standards.
Sazaad has wide experience with various lead design consultancies and has been involved in large multi-purpose building projects across multiple sectors including residential, hotels, commercial, aviation, and more, throughout India and Middle East.
Ferruh is an Associate Director based in our Abu Dhabi office. He is primarily responsible for technical leadership, design and coordination of projects, communicating vision, values, and direction to achieve growth and profit.
He is a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), a certified LEED Green Associate with the US Green Building Council, and a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Ferruh also holds a Prince2 Project Management Qualification. He is a Chartered Engineer with extensive experience in multi-disciplinary design and construction of mission critical, power, financial, infrastructure, high-rise, and renewable energy projects throughout the EMEA region.
He manages an integrative engineering team delivering projects with effective use of resources whilst keeping up to date with the global company direction in terms of leadership and internal systems. He maintains excellent client relationships to achieve high levels of satisfaction and repeat business.
Ferruh has spent majority of his career successfully delivering mission critical and substation projects. Recently, he took up a challenge to lead a cross-functional team in delivering the 2022 FIFA World Cup Lusail Stadium in Qatar.
In his spare time, he enjoys doing small DIY projects at home and continuously fixing his car.
Ross is a Technical Director based in our Edinburgh office. He is a Chartered Engineer with the UK Engineering Council and a member of the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE).
Ross brings extensive knowledge and ideas from over 20 years’ experience he has gained in consultancy across a wide range of industry sectors. This includes a strong working understanding of thermal and energy modelling using IES.
Ross displays a technical focus with an excellent understanding of other design disciplines, allowing him to collaborate effectively with all members of the wider project team. His pragmatic approach to engineering ensures the final design will be the most efficient and practical solution. His experience of working in various roles within a team, as well as leading teams, allow a very rounded approach to the final design outcome.
Grant is a Technical Director based in our Edinburgh office.
He is a building services electrical engineer and has been working in the industry since 2000. He has gained wide project design experience in Edinburgh in multiple sectors before progressing into major project leading, resident engineer, and client monitoring roles in London where he worked on major mixed-use projects and high-rise residential buildings for seven years. Grant was then the project director for the MEP design of one of Edinburgh’s most iconic city-centre retail and leisure mixed-use developments, regenerating the east-end of Edinburgh.
Grant specifically sought out roles within the technology and data centre sector in 2019 and has worked full-time on data centres since then. His experience now covers concept and develop design stages for both client and contractor design and build contracts across Europe and the Middle East.
Devan is a Technical Director – Power Systems based in our Manchester office. His primary responsibilities involve leading the Manchester office and the Power Systems team to ensure technical quality and compliance to the required codes and standards.
Devan’s primary experience revolves around power plant design, construction, and operations. He also has spent significant time consulting on utility network and performance, connection and planning studies, and custom software model development for renewable energy plants.
With his great attention to detail and extensive domain knowledge, Devan drives excellence in delivery which essentially gives our clients comfort on the efficacy of Black & White’s outputs.
On a personal note, Devan is an avid Formula One supporter. He spends some of his free time playing video games in his home racing simulator.