Our People

Our people are key to the successful delivery of projects for our clients. Our staff have wide ranging experience, both industrial and academic.

Professor Malcolm Horner, Chairman

Professor Malcolm Horner Malcolm Horner is a Fellow both of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and of the Institution of Civil Engineers. He is Emeritus Professor of Engineering Management at the University of Dundee where he led the Construction Management Research Unit in the Division of Civil Engineering as well as the EPSRC funded SUE-MoT project, Metrics Models and Toolkits for Whole Life Sustainable Urban Development. The Construction Management Research Unit was a leading member of the consortium appointed by Scottish Enterprise Glasgow to establish the Scottish Construction Centre.

Dr Mohamed El-Haram, Managing Director

Dr Mohamed El-Haram Mohamed El-Haram is the Managing Director of Whole Life Consultants Limited and a Senior Research Fellow in the Construction Management Research Unit, Division of Civil Engineering, at the University of Dundee. He has expertise in the application of whole life costing and value, asset management, risk management and payment mechanisms in PPP/PFI and sustainability assessment in the construction industry and has expertise in the oil and gas sector. His research interests include whole life costing, sustainability assessment, reliability analysis, integrated logistics support, maintenance management, project management and asset management. He has published over 50 scientific publications and co-author of a book in these fields.

Professor Saša Marenjak, Director

Professor Saša Marenjak Saša Marenjak is a full Professor teaching at the University of Osijek and Zagreb, Faculty of Civil Engineering. He is a Member of the Team of Specialists for Public Private Partnership of The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), a Member of the Association of Project Managers and the International Project Funding Association (IPFA). He has 11 years’ industrial experience and some 13 years of research experience.

James Sutherland, Software Developer

James Sutherland James Sutherland has been a software developer and system administrator for more than a decade, having studied Computer Science at Cambridge University. He has worked for Dundee and Heriot-Watt Universities on a variety of research projects and internal infrastructure as well as working with the telecommunications industry and regulator on Internet access charging, instigating the FRIACO interconnect product in conjunction with MCI.

Dr Doug Forbes, Senior Consultant

Doug Forbes Doug Forbes is a consultant with Whole Life Consultants Limited whose background is in civil engineering. His PhD, undertaken in the Construction Management Research Unit at the University of Dundee examined the risks associated with the sustainability assessment of housing. His expertise lies in sustainability assessment of the built environment in terms of social, economic and environmental aspects. It is in all three of these areas to which he has applied risk management techniques. He also has experience in whole life costing and measuring and forecasting construction labour productivity.