SSH announces new Group Commercial Director

SSH welcomes Mark O’Brien as the company’s new Group Commercial Director.

Mark has over 30 years’ experience in commercial management, operational management, programme management, and leadership. He has led teams in the UK, Europe, Asia and, for the last seven years, the Middle East.  

As a strategic thinker with an adaptive, collaborative style, Mark has a proven track record of leading businesses, developing people-focussed cultures, delivering strategic initiatives, and improving commercial awareness. He strongly believes in creating discipline and focus on key issues, introducing processes and control systems and, ultimately, driving better delivery and financial outcomes for both clients and the company.

Mark holds a B.Sc. degree in Quantity Surveying from Robert Gordon’s University in Scotland and is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Matthew Squires adds, “We are extremely pleased that Mark is joining our leadership team, bringing with him a wealth of regional experience together with subject-matter expertise, thought leadership and, most important, the right attitude and character to fit the SSH delivery ethos.”

About SSH

SSH is one of the leading master planning, infrastructure, building design and construction supervision firms in the Middle East, with a reputation for design integrity and a portfolio that includes landmark projects throughout the region. The firm maintains offices in Abu Dhabi, Algeria, Bahrain, Dubai, Kuwait, London, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and South Africa.  

Founded in 1961, we employ approximately 1,000 high-calibre local, regional and international experts in their individual fields, most of whom are from globally renowned international consultancy firms. We have been ranked number two architecture consultancy in the Middle East, among the top 100 architects in the world, in Building Design magazine’s ‘World Architecture 100’ survey in 2021.

We were also ranked in 89th place among ENR’s Top 225 International Design Firms for 2021.  

SSH’s multifaceted practices include architecture, urban design and planning, landscape architecture, structural and civil engineering, MEP/building services, interior design, highway and bridge engineering, stormwater drainage, utility design, sanitary engineering, marine engineering and district cooling, in addition to high-profile project management and construction supervision services.