Management Team

Management Team

Management Team

Management Team:





Stephen Bowcott, Managing Director

Ajaz Shafi, Carl Hendry, Frank Quirk, Guy Fowler, John Dennehy,

Mark McGreevy, John Wilkinson, Paraic Keogh, Pat Lucey,

Paul Hackett, Mark Bullen, Maura Toles, Wayne Metcalfe





  • Paul Hackett
    Regional Managing Director

    Paul joined John Sisk in 1979 as a Graduate Engineer progressing to Contracts Manager in 1986 and was appointed Regional Director in 1995. He joined the Main Board of Sisk in 1999 where he assumed responsibility for the Eastern Region of Ireland. In 2010 he was appointed Managing Director of Sisk Middle East Business Unit.

  • Frank Quirk
    Regional Managing Director
    BE(Hons) Civil Engineering MIEI

    Frank has worked with the company for over 28 years and brings his experience of some of the Groups largest industrial process, pharmaceutical and energy projects to help ensure the business' successful growth within these significant markets.

  • John Dennehy
    Director, Commercial

    John joined the company as a Quantity Surveyor over 26 years ago, gaining broad experience across a range of sectors. John’ strategic focus and determination, combined with astute market understanding and intuitive commercial rigour, ensured his progression and appointment to the UK Board in 2007 as Commercial Director. He has since seen the company achieve and continue to meet its goals of growth and expansion.

  • Mike Higgins
    Director, Southern Region
    BE (Hons) CEng MIEI

    Mike has over 26 years experience in the construction industry and is responsible for managing the London and South-East operations. Mike joined the company as a Project Engineer 20 years ago, progressing through contract management roles and now sits on the UK Board. Mike’s strategic direction and customer focus has contributed to Sisk’s reputation for delivering consistently high standards, reflected by the number of clients who partner with us repeatedly.

  • Guy Fowler
    Regional Managing Director
    BEng (Hons) FCIOB FICE

    Guy is Director of our Major Projects Business Unit,  with an exceptional ability to manage and deliver schemes complex in conception, scale and execution. Developed over 25 years industry experience, Guy’s hands-on approach to leadership is complemented by a robust understanding of value, risk and change management and their practical application to deliver best value, sustainable solutions for our clients.

  • Pat Lucey
    Regional Managing Director

    Pat graduated from Cork University College in 1984 with a BE in Civil Engineering. Joining John Sisk in 1993 in the role of Chief Estimator / Contracts Manager and based in Dublin he was charged with establishing a Civil engineering division. Pat was elevated to the role of Regional Director in 2002 and taking overall responsibility for the department in 2012 where he now operates in the role of Managing Director, Civils UK & Ireland.

  • Mark McGreevy
    Commercial Director
  • Ajaz Shafi
    Regional Managing Director

    Ajaz joined Sisk as General Manager for the Middle East in August 2013. Ajaz is a Civil Engineer and has over 25 years experience working for major contracting organisations in the UK, Hong Kong, India, Saudi Arabia and Kazakhstan. Ajaz’s experience covers a diverse range of challenging and complex project delivery including: Airports, Rail, Highways, Tunnels, Ports, Water works and Buildings.
    Ajaz has responsibility for the UK South business as Regional Managing Director and as General Manager for the UAE business.

  • Maura Toles
    Diector of Finance

    Maura is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and has had a varied financial career spanning several key sectors. Maura joined Sisk is 2001 as Group Accountant for the investment holding company, John Sisk & Son (Holdings) and in 2012, she transitioned into Construction Business as Finance Director with responsibility for the UK and Ireland. She is a member of the central construction management team.

  • Carl Hendry
  • Mark Bullen
    Commercial Director

    Mark joined our business in the United Arab Emirates in 2014. 
    Before coming to Sisk, Mark had already gained experience as a director in Nigeria and India. Mark is contributing to our business as head of commercial, finance and IT.  He encourages an open and team based approach that he applies both to our people and Sisk’s stakeholders and partners.
    Mark has over 37 years of previous experience in the industry working on numerous projects in the UK, United Arab Emirates, the Sultanate of Oman, Nigeria, India and Botswana. Mark has been involved in commercial, high rise residential, retail and hotels as well as roads on design build finance operate basis, and contract mining predominantly as a commercial manager but also from time to time in accounting and operational roles.

  • Wayne Metcalfe
    General Manager – Civils UK
    BEng (Hons) CEng MICE

    Wayne is the General Manager of our UK Civils business, with a proven ability to build and lead large-scale, collaborative multi-disciplinary teams operating in challenging environments. With over 18 years’ industry experience, Wayne is a progressive and innovative leader, with an exemplary track record of delivering complex infrastructure schemes on programme and to budget. He is particularly committed to delivering safety improvements across the industry, and drives a safety agenda first and foremost.

  • Stephen Bowcott
    Managing Director

    Stephen joined the company in September 2015.  With over 40 years experience, most recently with Kier Group plc, Stephen brings a strong track record of success in the senior leadership of major construction organisations.