Category: Interviews: Construction Leaders

How Irish M&E Contractors Became European Mission-Critical & Data Centre Partners

Irish firms remain at the forefront of data centre and mission-critical facility construction across Europe and beyond, but the CIF warns that action is needed to maintain that position. BARRY MCCALL reports. Travel abroad to the UK, western Europe and the Nordic countries, discuss data centre and other mission-critical construction projects, and you’ll find names […]


Steve Bowcott, CEO, John Sisk and Son

As Sisk tops the Construction magazine CIF Top 50 2019, CEO Steve Bowcott has much to celebrate and discuss including the company’s future plans.
Steve Bowcott describes the Sisk business as a three-legged stool with operations in Ireland, the UK and Mainland Europe all making important contributions to the group.


Dominic Doheny, Immediate Past President, Construction Industry Federation

Immediate past President of the CIF, Dominic Doheny reflects on the highlights of his two years in office and looks ahead to the future of the industry, reflecting on his hopes for it and the challenges that may be in store. BARRY MCCALL reports. With a career spanning more than three decades in the Irish […]


Steve Bowcott, CEO, John Sisk & Son

Steve Bowcott

Steve Bowcott, Chief Executive Officer, John Sisk & Son, talks to Barry McCall about the challenge of leadership in a rapidly changing construction sector. Steve Bowcott could have been in the Royal Air Force, but, fortunately for the Irish construction industry, he chose a career in civil engineering. It wasn’t necessarily a love for the […]


Eoin Vaughan, CEO, Mercury Engineering

Eoin Vaughan

Eoin Vaughan, Chief Executive Officer, Mercury Engineering, tells Barry McCall about the key contributors to the company’s recent success. Mercury Engineering is one of Ireland’s great international success stories. Over the years its distinctive logo and red and blue livery could be found on sites throughout Ireland, the UK, Europe, the Middle East and beyond. […]


Anne Dooley, Managing Director, Winthrop

Anne Dooley

The M&E sector has changed hugely over the past decade. Anne Dooley, Managing Director, Winthrop, tells Carol Tallon about how some of these changes have influenced her leadership approach. Anne Dooley joined Winthrop in 1997 and progressed through the organisation to be appointed Managing Director in 2015. Winthrop started working as M&E subcontractors on their […]


Michael Stone, Group CEO, Designer Group

Michael Stone

Michael Stone, Group CEO of Designer Group and former CIF President, outlines his leadership philosophy to Barry McCall.   Designer Group emerged from the recession stronger than ever thanks to the successful implementation of a diversification strategy. Today, the mechanical and electrical contracting business, founded by CEO Michael Stone in 1992, has operations in Ireland, […]