Micheál O’Connor was elected as the new chair of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) at their AGM on Tuesday.
Mr O’Connor succeeds Roland O’Connell having served under him as Senior Vice President.
Micheál told the AGM that he believed the Irish construction industry is well positioned to become a global player in high-tech-facility construction and design.
“Ireland has a very good track record in delivering projects for some of the world’s most demanding pharmaceutical, technology and semi-conductor clients, on time and on budget. The country now needs to leverage this unique skill-set to attract further inward investment and promote our abilities internationally,” he said.
O’Connor, a native of Asdee, Co Kerry, and a chartered quantity survey, has more than 20 years experience with some of Ireland’s largest construction companies. He is currently senior commercial manager with Jacobs Engineering.
Married to Nuala, they have three children and have lived in Carrigaline for the past 20 years. Micheál is a keen swimmer and cyclist, and retains a strong interest in GAA and Munster rugby.