Crispin Cockman returns to the Middle East with HKA

04 October 2022 2 min. read

Having spent the past months working on a major construction dispute in the Middle East, Crispin Cockman has now relocated to the region – joining HKA as a Director in its Dubai office.

The appointment sees the British national both return to the region and HKA. Between 2013 and 2015 he spent two years as an Associate Director in Hill International’s consultancy business, which in 2017 spinned off independently to later on become HKA.

We are delighted that Crispin has decided to re-join HKA after we worked together in Saudi Arabia. With his technical and managerial background combined with his past experience working in the Middle East, he will be an excellent cultural fit within our organisation,” said Haroon Niazi, Head of Middle East at HKA.

Crispin Cockman, Director, HKA

Cockman brings more than three decades of experience in (major) construction disputes to the consulting firm, with a focus on claim preparation, contract advice and the provision of expert witness reports. He specialises in the analysis of contract pricing and in the preparation and assessment of claims on behalf of both contractor’s and employers, and in the preparation of expert witness reports on matters of quantum.

Most recently based in the United Kingdom, Cockman worked as a contractor (among others affiliated with Secretariat) and before that, he was the Director of ST1 Group’s Dispute Resolution Services practice.

During his career, he has worked in the United Kingdom, the Middle East and South Africa on projects across various segments of the industry, including power plants, oil and gas installations and large commercial buildings.

For HKA, Cockman is the third recent senior returnee. Last year, Nicola Caley re-joined the global consultancy, and this year Jordan Ying followed in her footsteps, following respectively two and ten years elsewhere.