Michael Cox

Michael is a Technical Director and the Global Business Unit Lead for our Commissioning Management department.

He is a certified LEED Green Associate, a certified commissioning professional, and previously a certified cleanroom professional. Michael has been in the commissioning industry for over 20 years, starting his career as a hands-on Cleanroom Testing and Certification Engineer. He relocated to the Middle East in 2011 and progressed through from being a Commissioning Manager to becoming a General Manager/Projects Director of a dedicated commissioning and handover management consultancy. At the role’s peak, Michael had approximately 80 staff under his direction consisting of Project Managers, Commissioning Engineers, Technical Authors, Document Controllers, and Administration staff.

Michael’s experience in working on numerous high-value prestigious projects spans many sectors; healthcare, labs & research, technology & data centres, and more. He has also been involved in most aspects of construction, having worked at the subcontractor, contractor, consultant, and client representative levels.

With his extensive experience, Michael can greatly assist any client in all things commissioning-related. He has considerable management experience and takes a practical and proactive approach to project management and technical issue resolution. Michael has led commissioning on many iconic projects including the three World Cup Stadia for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

On a personal note, Michael is a keen golfer – he is a regular on the fairways of Dubai.

Christian Glen-Jones

Christian joined Black & White in 2020 as BIM Engineering Manager based in our headquarters in Dubai. He has over eight years’ experience in the industry.

Christian holds a First-Class BEng, as well as an MEng degree in Building Services Engineering. He is the key BIM point-of-contact for the Middle East and is responsible for assisting with the development of the business’ BIM standards and ensuring project compliance. He has experience ranging from small- to large-scale projects across a variety of sectors such as healthcare, residential, and more.

Prior to joining Black & White, he worked for a major UK contractor where he gained a considerable amount of onsite experience as a Mechanical & BIM Project Engineer. During his time in this role, he managed the design and coordination of construction models from concept design right through to fabrication and installation.

Evelyn Sword

Evelyn is the Executive Assistant to the CEO based in our Dubai office. With a strong educational background, including a BA (Hons) in International Marketing and French, Evelyn brings a wealth of experience to her role. She joined Black & White in 2018 after working in several industries including banking, food, sports, and retail.

Evelyn provides high-level support which includes preparing reports and presentations, handling information requests, managing business-related event planning and coordination, and performing a wide variety of other communication and marketing functions.

Having previously lived and worked in Southern Africa, UK, France, and now Middle East since 1998, Evelyn has developed a remarkable ability to work well and communicate effectively with diverse cultures. She understands the importance of cultural sensitivity in the workplace and is skilled in navigating complex international environments.

Outside of work, Evelyn is an avid golfer who spends much of her free time on the golf course. Her passion for the sport reflects her commitment to excellence and her drive to succeed both personally and professionally.