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Tom Parlon, Director General, Construction Industry Federation

Before joining the CIF, Tom served as a TD for Laois – Offaly and as Minister for State at the Department of Finance from 2002 until 2007. As Minister he was responsible for the Office for Public Works (OPW).

From 1997 to 2001, Tom was President of the Irish Farmers Association (IFA), having previously held several other positions with the association.

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Micheál Mahon, Immediate Past President, Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI)

Micheál was president of the SCSI from 2020 to 2021. In that time Micheál has been a frequent contributor on media and various fora in relation to Housing in Ireland and indeed other construction matters. Micheál is also currently chairman of the Construction Industry Council, (CIC), an industry umbrella group comprising CIF, SCSI, RIAI and the Engineering professions.

In the past two years, Micheál has co-produced and presented SCSI Reports on ‘The Real Cost of New House Delivery’ and “The Real Cost of Apartment Delivery” and acted as an advocate for the SCSI in the media.

Micheál is the founder and Managing Director of MGM Partnership, a leading Chartered Quantity Surveying and Chartered Project Management practice. The company, which has offices in Wexford, and Dublin, provides quantity surveying, cost consultancy, and project management services to all sectors of the construction industry.


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Niall Harrington, Board Director, Waterford Chamber and Managing Partner, Fewer Harrington & Partners

Niall has over 25 years experience in Architecture, working in both Ireland and the UK, He is Managing Partner at Fewer Harrington & Partners and has been involved with Waterford Chamber at board level for a number of years. As a Waterford native Niall has always taken a strong interest in his community in terms of underpinning it and promoting it, locally, nationally and internationally. Niall is a very strong advocate of ‘better together’ and over the years has encouraged and harvested ideas that brings people and communities together that encourage collaboration. Niall believes it is important for Waterford, now that we have strong committed leaders, to build on the foundation stones laid and the growth and development path that has been set out for us under Ireland 2040.

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Anthony Neville, Chairperson, CIF South East Branch

Anthony Neville has been involved in the construction industry since 1989. Since that time Anthony has been involved in the Construction, Sale and Handover of nearly 2000 residential units in Wexford, Dublin, Kildare, Belfast, and London.

In 2008, Anthony set up Anthony Neville Homes Ltd and to date has had a very successful launch of 11 developments. Anthony brings his wealth of experience to a number of committees related to the Construction Industry. Anthony is currently Chairman of the South East Branch of the Construction Industry Federation (CIF), the CIF representative on Wexford County Councils Planning & Building Control Strategic Policy Committee and former Chairman of the Irish Homebuilders Association. He also sits on a number of CIF Committees including: CIF National Executive Body, Audit & oversight Committee, and Taxation, Investment, Finance / Funding and Public Spending Sub-Committee.
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Mark Murray, National Growth and Development Programme Manager - Asset Delivery, Irish Water

Mark Murray is the National Growth and Development Programme Manager in the Asset Delivery function of Irish Water. He is responsible for the delivery of water and wastewater network programmes to facilitate growth through Irish Water’s Capital Investment Programme. Mark’s role has direct responsibility for all activities from design, planning and procurement through to construction delivery.

In addition to this, he oversees the delivery of customer new connection works across the country, dealing with both standard and major connection work activities.
As a Chartered Engineer, Mark graduated from University College Galway with an honours degree in Civil Engineering and spent a number of years delivering water services infrastructure projects in an engineering practice before joining the Irish Water Programme in 2013.
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Jonathan Reinhardt, Chartered Architectural Technologist MCIAT, Diatec Technical Consultant & Assistant Lecturer in TUD Architectural Technology

Jonathan Reinhardt is a Chartered Architectural Technologist MCIAT, Diatec Technical Consultant & Assistant Lecturer in TUD Architectural Technology.

He has 16 years experience designing, managing and advising across the AEC industry in Ireland, Australia and the UK. He holds an MSc. Masters Degree in Building Information Management and a BSc. (Hons) Degree in Architectural Technology.

He has worked on large scale mixed use developments, hotels, student accommodation and one off housing and apartments schemes in both a design and BIM management capacity.