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Cathal O'Rourke

Managing Director Australia Hub

Following a number of senior leadership roles in the UK, Europe and Australia Cathal was appointed Managing Director of Laing O’Rourke’s Australia Hub in October 2013, and is a member of the Group’s Executive Committee.

He served as Laing O’Rourke’s Southern Region Director between 2011 and 2013, overseeing operations in New South Wales, Victoria, the ACT and New Zealand, and prior to that was the Executive General Manager of the Southern Region’s Building business – delivering key projects across the Education, Health and Data Centres sectors.

As part of his time in the European Hub, Cathal worked as a director of Crown House Technologies (CHt), and as business unit leader for CHt Data Solutions, also taking responsibility for the management and delivery of a number of major construction projects, including elements of the Heathrow Terminal 5 development.

Having played a leading role to win and deliver a number of significant building and infrastructure projects in Australia, during Cathal’s time as Managing Director in Australia, the business has been named the country’s 8th most innovative business, two years running, and was the 2016 Winner of the Australian Construction Achievement Award.

Cathal graduated from the University of Birmingham with an honours degree in civil engineering and is a chartered civil engineer and a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.