Kevin Barry

Kevin joined Black & White in 2023 as our Group IT Manager, bringing with him a wealth of professional experience that dates back to 1998. With an extensive background in the field, Kevin has accumulated a wide range of skills and affiliations, making him a valuable asset to the company. He is a distinguished Microsoft Azure Cloud Administrator, AWS Cloud Solutions Architect, and AWS Cloud Practitioner.

Kevin’s expertise spans across various domains, including Multi Cloud Solutions encompassing Azure, AWS, and OCI Cloud Infrastructure. Additionally, he possesses proficiency in Microsoft Office 365, specialising in Exchange, SharePoint, and OneDrive migration and implementation. With his deep knowledge in Enterprise Architecture and Data Center IT Infrastructure Design, Implementation, and Management, Kevin is instrumental in developing robust and efficient IT frameworks.

Moreover, Kevin excels in IT Security Strategy, contributing to the design and implementation of effective security measures. His skill set also extends to Project Management, utilising methodologies such as Prince2 and Agile to ensure successful project execution. With his comprehensive skill set and extensive experience, Kevin plays a pivotal role in driving IT initiatives and ensuring the smooth operations of the organisation.

 

Rajni Manocha

Rajni is a People Manager based in our New Delhi office, working closely with the New Delhi Leadership team to create, develop, and deliver local people plans that align with our business ambitions, strategic themes, and company values. Rajni’s role is to support the business’ people-driven strategy, so we continue to evolve and grow with well-motivated, highly skilled, and high-performing employees.

She has an MBA degree in Human Resources, with a Master of Philosophy degree specialising in Political Science. As a highly qualified Human Care Manager, Rajni has extensive experience in hiring, leading, and managing a team. Her responsibilities involve developing and implementing strategies, managing performance, mentoring, developing team members, and managing conflicts and issues. Her proficiency revolves around communication and collaboration. She builds, activates, and implements employee plans using her strong knowledge and expertise in hiring, training, and developing new employees to meet organisational needs.

Before joining Black & White, she primarily does C.V. development and writing, coaching, and public speaking. In her spare time, Rajni enjoys reading, gardening, and socialising with her friends and family.

Sue Weng

Sue is an HR/Business Manager based in our Singapore office. Her primary responsibility is to coordinate business operations including HR, Marketing, Administration, and Finance.

She supports the Director in focusing on attracting and engaging a talent pool, on top of developing collaborative ways of working with the aim of driving and enhancing practice performance that is aligned with the overall global practice strategy of Black & White.

Sue joined the Black & White team in 2020, following careers in various sectors including IT, consultancy, and events management. Her professional management experience in a global setting, in a professional services field, has molded her ability to work effectively under high pressure within informal teams and to collaborate among cross-practice and cross-functional teams in a global organisation.

Sue’s forward-thinking mindset, people skills, and problem-solving skills bring the Black & White team in a favorable position.

Catherine Allen

Catherine is our Global Learning & Development Partner responsible for the needs analysis, design, and delivery of a wide range of learning solutions for our global team, working equally at a local level.

With over 25 years’ experience in managing large client and customer-facing teams, she is an experienced learning designer, facilitator, and coach who designs and delivers content for face-to-face, virtual, and digital delivery. She specialises in all aspects of leadership, communication, change, client experience, and group dynamics. Building on these concepts with studies in Educational and Organisational Psychology, Coaching, and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), she creates blended theoretical and practical learning experiences.

She takes a learner-centred approach to create the best possible experience in the educational space. Considering the different ways in which people take in information, think, and learn, she flexes both content and facilitation styles to meet individual needs whilst supporting the group process. Ultimately the development of our One Global Team approach impacts on and enhances the great experience our clients receive when working with us.

Catherine has worked with a variety of clients in previous roles, receiving high praise and great feedback for programmes she developed and delivered. She is a lifelong learner herself and is continually looking for new theories and concepts she can bring into her own work with others.

Luke Armstrong

Luke is a BIM Manager based in our Newcastle office. He has seven years’ experience in the industry. Luke joined the Black & White team from an M&E contractor where he progressed from a Trainee Revit Technician to a Project Lead in just a span of four years.

Luke has an excellent understanding of building services engineering and building standards. He has a depth of knowledge on all aspects of the industry, bringing a well-rounded expertise to project and BIM management.

Ann Ayre

Ann is a Business Manager for the UK based in our Newcastle office. She is responsible for the development and implementation of procedures and business processes to improve operations within several business functions including HR, Marketing, Finance, and Administration.

Ann joined the Black & White team in 2018, following a 12-year career within the construction sector. Her initiative and flexibility bring value to the organisation, making sure we operate in the most efficient way leading to the best outcome.

Chris Nisbet

Chris is the Global Head of BIM based in our Newcastle office. Since joining Black & White in 2014, Chris has been an invaluable member of the team, taking on responsibilities over and above his previous role as a Senior Mechanical Engineer.

As the Global Head of BIM, he is now responsible for developing the use of Building Information Modelling techniques, standards, and training throughout the company. Chris has been integral to the development of Black & White’s BIM strategy, playing a pivotal role in the implementation of BIM in some of our major projects.

Chris is an Autodesk Revit Certified Professional and his remarkable attention to detail is a key attribute to successfully lead our BIM processes.

Scott Wilson

Scott is the Head of Sustainability – Europe based in our Newcastle office. With an MEng in mechanical engineering, he is an accredited BREEAM assessor, a Low Carbon Consultant (LCC), and a Level 5 Non-Domestic Low Carbon Energy Assessor (LCEA).

Scott is highly experienced in sustainable building design, with particular expertise in building physics and net zero carbon building design. He has experience in a wide range of sectors such as commercial, technology and data centres, and more in the UK, Middle East, and Australia.

With a background in building services, Scott helps to deliver low-carbon and sustainable buildings while considering the feasibility and affordability of a range of solutions. His extensive energy modelling experience, including operational energy prediction, thermal comfort, building regulation compliance, and daylight analysis, brings him a good understanding of what works, enabling him to take a holistic approach to find the optimum outcome on each project.

As an accredited BREEAM assessor with experience in LEED, Green Star, and the WELL Building Standard, Scott understands that sustainability goes beyond just energy and carbon. He works with all members of the design team – from architects through to building users, to ensure that all aspects of sustainability are considered.

Having spent time working in Australia, Scott has experience working over a range of climates and building regulations. He also has experience of working with the National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS), the energy performance rating tool which is coming to the UK imminently. Scott is currently working as the lead carbon consultant on several net zero carbon buildings which will be the first in their region.

Javanna Javadova

Javanna is Black & White’s Bid Proposal & Business Development Manager who primarily assembles a bid team with the relevant service and business knowledge required to prepare a winning bid, whilst taking ownership of the end-to-end bid process. Javanna manages opportunities from qualification through to contract award. Her responsibilities also involve introduction and implementation of all necessary proposal procedures.

With a Master’s degree in International Management from the University of Buckingham’s International Business School, Javanna joined Black & White in 2020 and has brought a fundamental difference to the success of the company. Javanna has had a varied career to date, with experience in government and Fortune 500 companies, while gaining excellent communication and interpersonal skills through working in diverse cultures. She is a multilingual speaker, which brings another advantage to the organisation.

Javanna’s ability to show flexibility, initiative, and innovation when dealing with challenging situations is a testament that she is a highly valued member of Black & White.

Sean Connor

Sean is our Senior Commissioning Manager based in our Dubai office. His primary responsibility revolves around developing the business unit and ensuring Black & White Cx team delivers the best in class Testing and Commissioning services to our clients.

A Commissioning Specialist Association (CSA) Grade 6 Commissioning Management accredited, Sean has over 20 years’ experience covering the Caribbean, Europe, and Middle East. He has worked on many major MEP projects on the client and contractor sides – projects in sectors such as healthcare, technology & data centres, and more.

With a solid knowledge on building services and the current standards and regulations, Sean brings a client-focused approach to deliver projects with a can-do attitude.

On a personal note, Sean enjoys spending time with his young family. Most weekends are taken up entertaining his two young boys. He is a keen football fan – playing and watching the game is his preferred past time.

Oliver Henderson

Ollie is a Lead Design Manager based in our Dubai office. His primary responsibilities involve ensuring successful project delivery, connecting with clients, and ensuring the technical quality of the service we provide.

His experience has enabled him to lead successful deliveries of large data centre projects and other unique financial technological projects. Ollie’s hands-on approach to projects enables him to build strong working relationships with his colleagues and clients. He is driven by working closely with clients and by diligently ensuring a successful project delivery for his stakeholders.

In his free time, Ollie enjoys playing a wide range of sports including golf, football, paddle tennis, and many more.

Nick Antoniou

Nick is a Construction & Commissioning Manager based in our headquarters in Dubai. He is a competent and results-driven professional with 30 years’ experience in the construction and building services industry. He has 12 years’ international experience in the Middle East, mainly in areas of MEP Building Services Project Management, MEP Commissioning Management, and Interface Management.

He has proven expertise in building services installation and commissioning, project planning, executing, monitoring, controlling, and closing and handing over of all building services systems such as Air Conditioning, Ventilation, Plumbing, Fire Fighting, Electrical, BMS, Security, ELV systems, and other integrated systems.