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Gary Church

Director (Birmingham)

Gary joined MDA Consulting in July 2019 as a Director in the Birmingham Office.

Gary’s background is quite unique and has covered qualification and practice as a registered architect, including running his own practice for 14 years, working for major international surveying corporations, expert witness work as a sole-practitioner, plus pre-construction and bid-winning for a national main contractor leading to his current specialism as a project manager with a strong business development capability, including marketing and communication skills. His experience has seen him work across several sectors such as Retail, Leisure and Industrial but mainly in Education, including delivery of schemes for secondary schools and universities, the sector that he now leads for MDA.

Working in the construction industry since 1990, Gary has a wealth of experience on projects ranging from circa £500k to £40m. He has worked on projects in both the public and private sectors, and these have utilised various forms of JCT and NEC contracts, through traditional, design & build, framework and competitive dialogue procurement routes.

Specialist knowledge includes project and programme management, pre and post-contract administration including negotiation of financial close, change control, value engineering and project monitoring.