Key Personnel

Seamus Devoy – Procurement Manager

Seamus has a first-class honours degree in Procurement and Supply Management and holds a certificate of Professional Competence in Road Haulage Transport Management. Having joined Coffey in 1993, he has over 25 years of experience in the construction industry. During his career his dedication and enthusiasm allied to an in depth knowledge and understanding of the construction industry requirements has contributed significantly to our successful growth. Seamus has responsibility for the supply chain management and procurement for the group and has a strong focus on building long term supplier partnerships.

John Gibbons – Operational Director

John is a Chartered Engineer with a first-class honours degree in Civil Engineering. He has over 15 years’ experience in the industry while working in Ireland and the UK. He joined Coffey in 2002 and since then has covered many disciplines such as Design and Build of Water and Waste Water Projects, Roads and Bridges, Rail, Buildings, Utilities and Marine.

Cathal Kerrigan – Construction Operations Manager

Cathal started working with Coffey in 1994 and also spent 3 years working in the Canadian construction industry.  He began work with the company as a General Operative, and gradually, through experience gained on site and continuous education, he has developed into an integral part of the company’s organisational structure and now occupies the role of Group Construction Manager.

Joe Lavan – Commercial Director

Joe Lavan is a Chartered Engineer and holds a Master’s Degree in Project Management. Joe has significant experience in the Civil Engineering sectors of Water, Wastewater, Utilities, Roads, Rail, and Bridges. Joe has also held senior positions in the Building sector, including delivery of large-scale, residential, commercial, hotel, leisure, and education projects and particularly off-site and rapid build construction.

Niamh McNulty – HSQE Manager

Coffey HSQE Manager Niamh McNulty is a chartered HSQE Professional with over 20 years’ experience, predominantly in the civil engineering sector.  Coming originally from an insurance and accident prevention background, Niamh quickly migrated towards HSQE, whilst utilising her experience and knowledge in insurance in tandem with her MSc in Occupational Health & Safety.  In her 17 years Coffey , Niamh has gained a wealth of experience in civil, commercial, residential, constructions, operations and facility management contracts.

Martina O’Connor – Financial Controller

Martina is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant with over 20 years’ experience in finance.  Throughout her career, Martina has performed all the roles associated with the finance function in various industries including financial services, telecommunications, food production as well as construction, experience has been obtained both in Ireland and the UK. Having joined Coffey in 2007, Martina now performs the role of Financial Controller and uses her knowledge and experience in the areas of financial and management accounting to deliver financial support and direction to and for the Group.

Kieran Ryan – Operational Director 

Kieran is a Chartered Civil Engineer and has 19 years’ experience working in Ireland’s Construction Industry. Kieran has worked with Coffey since 1999 where he has gained extensive knowledge and experience in a range of areas including Design & Build, Water & Wastewater, Transportation, Infrastructure, Building Works and Specialist Engineering Works. Kieran is a highly committed and experienced Construction Professional and is involved in wide-ranging functions within the company including Project Planning, Resource Management, Financial Management, Commercial Management and Tendering. Kieran is dedicated to delivering high-quality projects safely with a strong focus on building client relationships.

Eoin Colgan – Engineering Director 

Eoin is a Graduate of Civil Engineering from Trinity College Dublin. He is a Chartered Civil Engineer and a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers of Ireland. Eoin joined Coffey in 2020 and brings 28 years’ public and private sector experience in large scale civil, building construction and design projects both in Ireland and the USA. His expertise includes building high-performance teams, managing large-scale, complex technical projects and budgets and a proven track record of meeting project deadlines. Eoin provides technical guidance, leadership, coaching and direction to the engineering personnel in his role as Engineering Director with Coffey.