John Paul Construction

Leadership Team


Eamon Booth - Managing DirectorEamon Booth – Managing Director

Eamon joined the Group in 1978 and operated at Site Engineer, Project Manager and Contracts Manager level, across a wide range of projects and sectors before being appointed to the Board in 1998. As part of the senior team who negotiated the management buyout of the company in 2002, he has been involved in the strategic direction of the Group for the past 12 years. Eamon was appointed Managing Director in 2006 and has guided the business in diversifying internationally over recent years and developing growing operations in the UK and Saudi Arabia.


Donal Winters - Operations DirectorDonal Winters – Operations Director

Donal joined our surveying team in 1978 where he was involved in a variety of building and civil engineering projects.  He was appointed as Contracts Manager in 1988 during which time he successfully managed a variety of high profile projects. His 36 years of construction experience with John Paul includes prestigious projects across several sectors, such as healthcare, pharmaceutical, education, industrial and refurbishment.  Donal joined the Board as Operations Director in 1999 and remains very much hands-on in his role.  Donal is a strong believer in building strong relationships in every aspect of the business, particularly through his leadership role in Human Resources and Industrial Relations.


Conor O'Donnell - Finance DirectorConor O’Donnell – Financial Director

Conor qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1985 and joined us in 1990.  He was appointed to the Board as Finance Director in 1991.  He was part of the negotiating team that led to the management buy out of the company in 2002 and has been closely involved in the strategic management of the company since.  He is responsible for all aspects of the finance function including accounting, treasury, financial planning, company secretarial and IT.



Paul DennisPaul Dennis – UK Director

Paul has over 28 years construction experience with a proven track record across a broad range of sectors in the UK. He spent the first 27 years of his career working for leading UK construction companies before joining us in 2015. Paul is responsible for our UK operations and ensuring growth in the UK market. Paul has Director Experience for the last 13 years with and is a highly effective leader with an in-depth understanding of the Industry.



Henry Scanlon – Associate Director, Civil EngineeringHenry Scanlon – Associate Director, Civil Engineering

Henry is a qualified Quantity Surveyor and worked initially in the UK on civil engineer projects.  He joined us in 2004 as a Project Manager and was appointed as Director of Civil Engineering in 2008.  He is responsible for co-ordinating and managing all activities within our civil division and is particularly skilled in projects involving live traffic management and environmental sustainability.  This could be due in part to his keen interest in long distance and marathon running.



Brian Stafford - Associate Director, SurveyingBrian Stafford – Associate Director, Surveying

Brian spent his early years working in the UK as a Surveyor in both building and civil engineering works.  He joined us in 1990 as a Contract Surveyor and was appointed as Associate Director in 2006. His commercial responsibilities include the surveying department and planning budgets.  Brian, a keen football coach and former player, is an exceptional team leader with a focus on cost and risk management.




Paul Aitken – Associate Director, EstimatingPaul Aitken – Associate Director, Estimating

Paul joined us in 2003 after gaining extensive experience in the UK and the Caribbean for 6 years.  He was appointed as Associate Director in 2006, with responsibility for our estimating department.  His experience is wide-ranging, covering all aspects of public and private construction sectors, including residential, commercial, healthcare and education.  Allied to his considerable culinary skills he has a deep understanding of all types of tendering including design and build projects.