Key Personnel

John Keith – Tendering Manager

John is a Chartered Civil Engineer and has over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry which has been gained as a contractor, consultant, and client, managing projects from feasibility to handover. These projects have included landmark buildings and civil engineering projects in the rail and defence sectors.  He joined the Coffey Group in 2010.


Jonathan Kelly – Contracts Manager, Connacht & Ulster

Jonathan is responsible for delivery of all projects across the West & North West of Ireland. He has worked in various management roles as a chartered civil engineer with 17 years’ experience in the UK and Irish building and civil markets, delivering award-winning projects in the UK, Scottish Water SR10, N17 Motorway and Irish Water schemes.  Jonathan has a BEng (Hons) Degree in Civil Engineering from Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh and is CEng MIEI Chartered. He is a committed individual who establishes good client relations through a collaborative approach and focuses on excellence in site delivery and innovative methods of construction. He benefits from delivering a diverse range of projects in water and wastewater, aviation, transport, geotechnical and various building sectors in education, residential, commercial and mix-use development, utilising new technology and materials and various methods of off-site construction.


Cathal Kerrigan – Construction Operations Manager

Cathal started working with Coffey Construction 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.


Alan Grady – Contracts Manager

Alan joined Coffey Group in 2011 and has extensive experience in the delivery of major civil engineering projects within Ireland, UK and Africa. Alan is currently part of the team delivering the Water Network Programme and is also very involved in Coffey Group’s digital strategy. Alan is highly motivated and is dedicated to the collaborative, efficient and safe delivery of quality projects.


Thomas Loftus – Engineering Director

Thomas has over 10 years’ industry experience primarily in the design, build, operation and maintenance of water and wastewater infrastructure, in addition, Thomas has held management roles in the building and civil sectors.  Thomas qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering from NUI Galway and a master’s degree in Water and Wastewater Engineering from Cranfield University.  Technically and commercially astute, Thomas provides direction on water and wastewater related activities across Ireland and the UK.


Niamh McNulty – HSQE Manager

Niamh 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 many years with Coffey Group, 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 Group 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 the business.


Kieran Ryan – Regional Director 

Kieran is a Chartered Civil Engineer and has 19 years’ experience working in Irelands Construction Industry. Kieran has worked with Coffey Groupsince 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.


Kimberley Shuttleworth – Commercial Contracts Manager

Kimberley Shuttleworth joined the CNL team in November 2015 as a Commercial Contracts Manager.  She has 27 years of professional water and sewerage industry experience within a multi-national environment.  Kimberley has significant experience of leading and sponsoring construction and operations projects. Her industry experience, MSc in Occupational Health and Safety Management and background in Integrated Management Systems provides a thorough understanding of business needs and an objective approach to managing risk to ensure practical solutions to any challenges.