Our People

Our team strives to have a deep understanding of our clients’ business objectives and the opportunities and challenges that they face. With a burning desire to provide world-class service and be the best at what we do, our global team continues to meet the needs of our clients and deliver true value.
  • Global
  • EMEA
  • North America
  • South America
  • Australia
  • Asia
  • Scott Smyth

    Founder & Group CEO

    Location: Global

    Scott is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with over 25 years’ experience, and is the Founder and Group CEO of Soben. Scott spent the first 10 years of his career in private practice and with a local authority before undertaking commercial management roles with main contractors. He experienced first-hand the lack of specific contractor-focused expertise available and founded Soben to fill this void. Scott devised the approach, values, and service standards upon which Soben was founded and which continue to this day.

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    Location | Global

    Scott is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with over 25 years’ experience, and is the Founder and Group CEO of Soben. Scott spent the first 10 years of his career in private practice and with a local authority before undertaking commercial management roles with main contractors. He experienced first-hand the lack of specific contractor-focused expertise available and founded Soben to fill this void. Scott devised the approach, values, and service standards upon which Soben was founded and which continue to this day.

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  • Matthew Lopacki

    Director – Mechanical, Electrical & Public Health, EMEA

  • Joe Cusick

    CEO, Americas

  • Andrew Gallacher

    Managing Director, EMEA

    Location: Global

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    Andrew has over 20 years of front-end contracting and consulting experience across numerous sectors including retail, leisure, commercial, residential, defence, data centres, renewable energy, and utilities. Andrew is a results-focussed leader with a high level of knowledge over a range of construction contracts. With a keen eye for detail, Andrew works tirelessly to ensure that clients are properly rewarded for the work they do.

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    Location | Global

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    Andrew has over 20 years of front-end contracting and consulting experience across numerous sectors including retail, leisure, commercial, residential, defence, data centres, renewable energy, and utilities. Andrew is a results-focussed leader with a high level of knowledge over a range of construction contracts. With a keen eye for detail, Andrew works tirelessly to ensure that clients are properly rewarded for the work they do.

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  • Andrew Murie

    Managing Director, APAC

    Location: Global

    Andrew is a Chartered Surveyor with excellent leadership qualities and strong people management skills, who works proactively at building, leading, and developing high performing teams and relationships with customers. With 30 years’ experience in the industry across multiple sectors and geographical locations, Andrew has extensive understanding of commercial and business leadership in both pre and post contract and has led teams delivering many high value prestige projects. Andrew has been involved in successful customer engagement and collaboration, understanding needs and providing service to provide best solution for projects. He is an expert in full project life cycle from inception to operation and maintenance.

    Location | Global

    Andrew is a Chartered Surveyor with excellent leadership qualities and strong people management skills, who works proactively at building, leading, and developing high performing teams and relationships with customers. With 30 years’ experience in the industry across multiple sectors and geographical locations, Andrew has extensive understanding of commercial and business leadership in both pre and post contract and has led teams delivering many high value prestige projects. Andrew has been involved in successful customer engagement and collaboration, understanding needs and providing service to provide best solution for projects. He is an expert in full project life cycle from inception to operation and maintenance.

  • Robert Kim

    Director, North America

  • Sabrina Mohamed

    Director – Key Accounts, EMEA

    Location: Global

    Previously a Managing Consultant for a leading recruitment business, Sabrina brings 10-years’ experience in international quantity surveying and commercial management recruitment to Soben. Sabrina is passionate about ensuring Soben exceed client expectations in every engagement.

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    Location | Global

    Previously a Managing Consultant for a leading recruitment business, Sabrina brings 10-years’ experience in international quantity surveying and commercial management recruitment to Soben. Sabrina is passionate about ensuring Soben exceed client expectations in every engagement.

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  • Ian Tucker

    Director - Pre Contract Services, EMEA

  • Sahil Oberoi

    Director, Asia

    Location: Global

    Sahil is a Civil Engineer and Quantity Surveyor with a Post Graduate in Business Management. Sahil has worked in Project and Product manangement roles for almost 10 years in various sectors both pre-tender and post-contract ranging from residential, commerical, institutional, data centres, Indra, to BIM software development.

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    Location | Global

    Sahil is a Civil Engineer and Quantity Surveyor with a Post Graduate in Business Management. Sahil has worked in Project and Product manangement roles for almost 10 years in various sectors both pre-tender and post-contract ranging from residential, commerical, institutional, data centres, Indra, to BIM software development.

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  • James Tucker

    Director - Transport, Infrastructure & Energy, EMEA

    Location: Global

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    James has over 35 years cost, contract, risk, and stakeholder management experience in the construction industry, specifically the infrastructure sector. Qualified to Master’s level (MBA) and a Fellow of both the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Chartered Institute of Building, James has mentored many students to Chartered status (CIOB & RICS). James promotes a team-working ethic and ensures that a ‘can do’ attitude is encouraged when working with others.

    Location | Global

    Read our Senior Team Spotlight

    James has over 35 years cost, contract, risk, and stakeholder management experience in the construction industry, specifically the infrastructure sector. Qualified to Master’s level (MBA) and a Fellow of both the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Chartered Institute of Building, James has mentored many students to Chartered status (CIOB & RICS). James promotes a team-working ethic and ensures that a ‘can do’ attitude is encouraged when working with others.

  • Derek McFarlane

    Director – Buildings and Places, EMEA

    Location: Global

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    Derek McFarlane is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with over 30 years industry experience. Derek has an excellent understanding of the needs of the various parties to a construction project, having worked in private practice for sub-contractors and with local, national, and global main contractors. Prior to joining Soben, Derek was Commercial Director for a global main contractor responsible for a business unit with a £200m+ turnover.

    Location | Global

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    Derek McFarlane is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with over 30 years industry experience. Derek has an excellent understanding of the needs of the various parties to a construction project, having worked in private practice for sub-contractors and with local, national, and global main contractors. Prior to joining Soben, Derek was Commercial Director for a global main contractor responsible for a business unit with a £200m+ turnover.

  • Simon Samuel

    Financial Director

    Location: Global

    Simon is a financial director with over 30 years’ experience working in finance. Simon started his career with PwC in London, before a period spent working abroad. He then left PwC to take up senior roles in several London-based Marcomms businesses before taking his first role as CFO with Nuada Medical Group. Simon is now a financial consultant working with companies of all sizes, transforming systems and processes, increasing efficiency in finance, and helping businesses to scale.

    Location | Global

    Simon is a financial director with over 30 years’ experience working in finance. Simon started his career with PwC in London, before a period spent working abroad. He then left PwC to take up senior roles in several London-based Marcomms businesses before taking his first role as CFO with Nuada Medical Group. Simon is now a financial consultant working with companies of all sizes, transforming systems and processes, increasing efficiency in finance, and helping businesses to scale.

  • Carol Foussat

    Strategic Advisor

    Location: Global

    Carol specialises in helping growth businesses succeed, working with dozens of companies to transform their businesses and themselves since 2005. She coaches and mentors ambitious owner managers, working with them and their top teams. Carol is the Programme Leader of the Business Growth Programme at Cranfield School of Management, a Scale-Up Institute accredited programme. She holds a Cranfield MBA, where she received the Strategy Prize, and holds a Cambridge MA in Economics. Carol is accredited in various psychometric tools.

    Location | Global

    Carol specialises in helping growth businesses succeed, working with dozens of companies to transform their businesses and themselves since 2005. She coaches and mentors ambitious owner managers, working with them and their top teams. Carol is the Programme Leader of the Business Growth Programme at Cranfield School of Management, a Scale-Up Institute accredited programme. She holds a Cranfield MBA, where she received the Strategy Prize, and holds a Cambridge MA in Economics. Carol is accredited in various psychometric tools.

  • Paul Moultrie

    Strategic Advisor

    Location: Global

    Paul is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors with over 35 years’ experience working in the construction industry. Paul has Master’s Degrees in Construction Management and Construction Law. He is a past Chairman of Glasgow Caledonian University Industry Advisory Group, a position he held for seven years. Paul is a former Director and Chairman of Soben and now operates as a Non-Executive Director.

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    Location | Global

    Paul is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors with over 35 years’ experience working in the construction industry. Paul has Master’s Degrees in Construction Management and Construction Law. He is a past Chairman of Glasgow Caledonian University Industry Advisory Group, a position he held for seven years. Paul is a former Director and Chairman of Soben and now operates as a Non-Executive Director.

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  • Paul Brown

    Strategic Advisor

    Location: Global

    Paul has over 30 years’ experience in the energy and utilities sectors, spanning both the UK and USA. He has held senior appointments in the Global Energy sector in ScottishPower (part of the Iberdrola Group) and PacifiCorp, with primary responsibilities encompassing Transmission and Distribution Construction, Utility / Renewable Customer Connections, as well as Health and Safety. After 25 years Paul moved into the Environmental Infrastructure sector at Viridor, holding Executive roles in the Recycling and Major Construction activities. Paul is now applying his extensive experience in these sectors to support Soben in its growth ambitions.

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    Location | Global

    Paul has over 30 years’ experience in the energy and utilities sectors, spanning both the UK and USA. He has held senior appointments in the Global Energy sector in ScottishPower (part of the Iberdrola Group) and PacifiCorp, with primary responsibilities encompassing Transmission and Distribution Construction, Utility / Renewable Customer Connections, as well as Health and Safety. After 25 years Paul moved into the Environmental Infrastructure sector at Viridor, holding Executive roles in the Recycling and Major Construction activities. Paul is now applying his extensive experience in these sectors to support Soben in its growth ambitions.

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  • Jose Castro

    Director, Latin America

    Location: Global

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    Jose is an accomplished, goal-focused, and innovative leader with an extensive background in construction, cost management, quantity surveying and project management. He has extensive experience in the development and delivery of complex facilities including large scale datacenters throughout all pre and post contract stages. As an analytical professional with a talent for cultivating relationships, Jose consistently promotes cohesive project management best practices. He is recognized as a collaborative communicator capable of building and leading cross-functional teams to the accomplishment of operational excellence. Jose’s goal is to align his skillset with those of Soben’s clients and partners with a global reach for managing capital projects.

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    Location | Global

    Read our Senior Team Spotlight

    Jose is an accomplished, goal-focused, and innovative leader with an extensive background in construction, cost management, quantity surveying and project management. He has extensive experience in the development and delivery of complex facilities including large scale datacenters throughout all pre and post contract stages. As an analytical professional with a talent for cultivating relationships, Jose consistently promotes cohesive project management best practices. He is recognized as a collaborative communicator capable of building and leading cross-functional teams to the accomplishment of operational excellence. Jose’s goal is to align his skillset with those of Soben’s clients and partners with a global reach for managing capital projects.

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  • Andrew Gallacher

    Managing Director, EMEA

    Location: EMEA

    Read our Senior Team Spotlight

    Andrew has over 20 years of front-end contracting and consulting experience across numerous sectors including retail, leisure, commercial, residential, defence, data centres, renewable energy, and utilities. Andrew is a results-focussed leader with a high level of knowledge over a range of construction contracts. With a keen eye for detail, Andrew works tirelessly to ensure that clients are properly rewarded for the work they do.

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    Location | EMEA

    Read our Senior Team Spotlight

    Andrew has over 20 years of front-end contracting and consulting experience across numerous sectors including retail, leisure, commercial, residential, defence, data centres, renewable energy, and utilities. Andrew is a results-focussed leader with a high level of knowledge over a range of construction contracts. With a keen eye for detail, Andrew works tirelessly to ensure that clients are properly rewarded for the work they do.

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  • Sabrina Mohamed

    Director – Key Accounts, EMEA

    Location: EMEA

    Previously a Managing Consultant for a leading recruitment business, Sabrina brings 10-years’ experience in international quantity surveying and commercial management recruitment to Soben. Sabrina is passionate about ensuring Soben exceed client expectations in every engagement.

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    Location | EMEA

    Previously a Managing Consultant for a leading recruitment business, Sabrina brings 10-years’ experience in international quantity surveying and commercial management recruitment to Soben. Sabrina is passionate about ensuring Soben exceed client expectations in every engagement.

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  • Ian Tucker

    Director - Pre Contract Services, EMEA

  • James Tucker

    Director - Transport, Infrastructure & Energy, EMEA

    Location: EMEA

    Read our Senior Team Spotlight

    James has over 35 years cost, contract, risk, and stakeholder management experience in the construction industry, specifically the infrastructure sector. Qualified to Master’s level (MBA) and a Fellow of both the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Chartered Institute of Building, James has mentored many students to Chartered status (CIOB & RICS). James promotes a team-working ethic and ensures that a ‘can do’ attitude is encouraged when working with others.

    Location | EMEA

    Read our Senior Team Spotlight

    James has over 35 years cost, contract, risk, and stakeholder management experience in the construction industry, specifically the infrastructure sector. Qualified to Master’s level (MBA) and a Fellow of both the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Chartered Institute of Building, James has mentored many students to Chartered status (CIOB & RICS). James promotes a team-working ethic and ensures that a ‘can do’ attitude is encouraged when working with others.

  • Derek McFarlane

    Director – Buildings and Places, EMEA

    Location: EMEA

    Read our Senior Team Spotlight

    Derek McFarlane is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with over 30 years industry experience. Derek has an excellent understanding of the needs of the various parties to a construction project, having worked in private practice for sub-contractors and with local, national, and global main contractors. Prior to joining Soben, Derek was Commercial Director for a global main contractor responsible for a business unit with a £200m+ turnover.

    Location | EMEA

    Read our Senior Team Spotlight

    Derek McFarlane is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with over 30 years industry experience. Derek has an excellent understanding of the needs of the various parties to a construction project, having worked in private practice for sub-contractors and with local, national, and global main contractors. Prior to joining Soben, Derek was Commercial Director for a global main contractor responsible for a business unit with a £200m+ turnover.

  • Joe Cusick

    CEO, Americas

  • Jose Castro

    Director, Latin America

    Location: South America

    Read our Senior Team Spotlight

    Jose is an accomplished, goal-focused, and innovative leader with an extensive background in construction, cost management, quantity surveying and project management. He has extensive experience in the development and delivery of complex facilities including large scale datacenters throughout all pre and post contract stages. As an analytical professional with a talent for cultivating relationships, Jose consistently promotes cohesive project management best practices. He is recognized as a collaborative communicator capable of building and leading cross-functional teams to the accomplishment of operational excellence. Jose’s goal is to align his skillset with those of Soben’s clients and partners with a global reach for managing capital projects.

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    Location | South America

    Read our Senior Team Spotlight

    Jose is an accomplished, goal-focused, and innovative leader with an extensive background in construction, cost management, quantity surveying and project management. He has extensive experience in the development and delivery of complex facilities including large scale datacenters throughout all pre and post contract stages. As an analytical professional with a talent for cultivating relationships, Jose consistently promotes cohesive project management best practices. He is recognized as a collaborative communicator capable of building and leading cross-functional teams to the accomplishment of operational excellence. Jose’s goal is to align his skillset with those of Soben’s clients and partners with a global reach for managing capital projects.

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  • Andrew Murie

    Managing Director, APAC

    Location: Australia

    Andrew is a Chartered Surveyor with excellent leadership qualities and strong people management skills, who works proactively at building, leading, and developing high performing teams and relationships with customers. With 30 years’ experience in the industry across multiple sectors and geographical locations, Andrew has extensive understanding of commercial and business leadership in both pre and post contract and has led teams delivering many high value prestige projects. Andrew has been involved in successful customer engagement and collaboration, understanding needs and providing service to provide best solution for projects. He is an expert in full project life cycle from inception to operation and maintenance.

    Location | Australia

    Andrew is a Chartered Surveyor with excellent leadership qualities and strong people management skills, who works proactively at building, leading, and developing high performing teams and relationships with customers. With 30 years’ experience in the industry across multiple sectors and geographical locations, Andrew has extensive understanding of commercial and business leadership in both pre and post contract and has led teams delivering many high value prestige projects. Andrew has been involved in successful customer engagement and collaboration, understanding needs and providing service to provide best solution for projects. He is an expert in full project life cycle from inception to operation and maintenance.

  • Andrew Murie

    Managing Director, APAC

    Location: Asia

    Andrew is a Chartered Surveyor with excellent leadership qualities and strong people management skills, who works proactively at building, leading, and developing high performing teams and relationships with customers. With 30 years’ experience in the industry across multiple sectors and geographical locations, Andrew has extensive understanding of commercial and business leadership in both pre and post contract and has led teams delivering many high value prestige projects. Andrew has been involved in successful customer engagement and collaboration, understanding needs and providing service to provide best solution for projects. He is an expert in full project life cycle from inception to operation and maintenance.

    Location | Asia

    Andrew is a Chartered Surveyor with excellent leadership qualities and strong people management skills, who works proactively at building, leading, and developing high performing teams and relationships with customers. With 30 years’ experience in the industry across multiple sectors and geographical locations, Andrew has extensive understanding of commercial and business leadership in both pre and post contract and has led teams delivering many high value prestige projects. Andrew has been involved in successful customer engagement and collaboration, understanding needs and providing service to provide best solution for projects. He is an expert in full project life cycle from inception to operation and maintenance.

  • Sahil Oberoi

    Director, Asia

    Location: Asia

    Sahil is a Civil Engineer and Quantity Surveyor with a Post Graduate in Business Management. Sahil has worked in Project and Product manangement roles for almost 10 years in various sectors both pre-tender and post-contract ranging from residential, commerical, institutional, data centres, Indra, to BIM software development.

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    Location | Asia

    Sahil is a Civil Engineer and Quantity Surveyor with a Post Graduate in Business Management. Sahil has worked in Project and Product manangement roles for almost 10 years in various sectors both pre-tender and post-contract ranging from residential, commerical, institutional, data centres, Indra, to BIM software development.

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