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Cannonway Senior Staff Profile Expands

Cannonway Consultants Ltd., one of Hong Kong’s largest independent construction contracts consultants, has significantly increased its senior staff levels such it now has the most substantial and experienced senior staff resource of any similar consultant in Hong Kong.

These staff provide a very comprehensive range of experience and expertise which is available to our Clients, including quantum, planning and programming. All types of construction are covered by this expertise, including civil engineering, building, M&E, piling and petrochemical for all aspects of construction, including pre-contract, post-contract or specialist advice during the currency of a project.

CHRIS MORGAN, Managing Director

Chris is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor, and has extensive experience within a variety of organisations at senior and director level, including contractors, private practice, government departments and a major oil company. During his 40 years in the industry, he has been involved on a large number of commercial and residential building projects, civil engineering projects such as airports, highways, railways and bridges, power stations, oil, gas and petrochemical process plants, and mechanical and electrical installations. Chris founded Cannonway Consultants Ltd. in 1989 in Hong Kong, and specialises in the provision of contractual and commercial advice and assistance to all parties in the construction industry. He has been involved in major arbitrations and mediations and has had several appointments as a quantum expert, some including programming and delay analysis. He is a Hong Kong accredited mediator. He has presented papers at seminars, conferences and training seminars. He is on the Architectural Services Department's panel of Dispute Resolution Advisors and the Committee of the Society of Construction Law. He is a member of the Academy of Experts, and of Project Chambers.

BSc LLB (Hons) Dip. Arb. FRICS FCIArb Barrister (not practising) Mediator

Victoria has 20 years experience within the construction industry as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Mediator and a non-practising Barrister. Her combined legal/technical training allows her to readily bridge the gap between the Client’s legal advisors and the project team, and to assist the legal team in identifying the issues within the factual matrix of the technical documents. Victoria’s career started with a firm of professional quantity surveyors from where she moved into consulting since when she has advised contractors and employers from a broad range of sectors in the construction industry on matters of claims, entitlements, counterclaims, defences and the like. She has also drafted terms of contract for employers and contractors and advised on the risks contained in various forms of contracts including the management of those risks. Victoria has extensive experience with construction disputes in the construction, civil, process engineering, wind farm and petrochemical fields. Victoria's experience as a consultant Barrister includes the provision of a wide range of advice to Clients. Victoria is skilled in providing sound and practical strategic and tactical advice to best suit the Client’s objectives.

QUENTIN GORE-ROWE, Associate Director
MRICS, Dip. Building Law, Dip. Building Economics

Quentin is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor who has gained more than 25 years experience in international construction in various regions including Mainland China. He is based in Guangdong Province and speaks basic Phutongua. His experience covers all areas of the construction industry, including civils, building and fit-out works, covering rail projects, airport projects, hotels and hospitals as well as many major commercial developments. He has considerable experience in contractual and commercial advice and commercial settlement of disputes and is well placed to provide advice and assistance on all matters pertaining to the resolution of disputes, claims negotiation, preparation and defence, and other contractual matters. He has also gained solid experience in arbitration and litigation support, and mediation, both with Contractors and Employers, including government departments. Quentin is on the construction committee of the Hong Kong Mediation Council.


David has worked in the construction industry for over 40 years. After a grounding in the industry with civil engineering and building contractors David transferred to the petrochemical/process plant first as Chief Quantity Surveyor for CJB and then as a consultant. Over the past 25 years as a consultant David has undertaken appointments on projects for Airports, Mass Transport Systems, Highways, Petrochemical/Process Plants & Offshore Installations, Power Stations, Bridges, Hotels and various other building projects. David is skilled in the assessment of contractual entitlement and risk. He has considerable experience in developing the required strategic and tactical considerations and actions to arrive at the best commercial outcome for Clients. His experience covers all stages of the dispute process, including: initial research and risk appraisal, preparation of claims, defences and counterclaims, including time and quantum analysis, preparation of expert reports and giving expert evidence. He has been involved in a number of large construction mediations, adjudications, arbitrations and litigations in Europe and the Far East.

MIE Aust, CPEng

Peter is a Chartered Professional Structural Engineer and Corporate Member of the Institution of Engineers, Australia. His career in construction and engineering spans approximately 40 years, commencing with mechanical trade experience and later as a civil engineer on civil infrastructure projects including, roads, subdivisions, water treatment and small bridges. His Petrochemical Industry experience includes offshore Oil and Gas Platforms as a structural engineer on design, large civil related works, supervising fabrication yards and writing onshore and offshore welding procedures. Peter’s Petrochemical experience includes positions onshore and offshore as an Area Manager and over 4 years as Head of Marine Contracts and Administration for Shell. His heavy civil engineering experience includes dams, power, sewage treatment (Australia), pharmaceutical factory construction and relocation (China), rail transportation (Hong Kong and 5 years as a Director on the Taiwan High Speed Rail Project) and tall buildings (claims consulting on Taipei 101, the worlds tallest building). He has extensive experience in Dispute Resolution including Mediation, Conciliation, Adjudication and Arbitration in Australia, Hong Kong, Taiwan and China. Peter studied Chinese at Beijing Language University and speaks, reads and writes Mandarin to a reasonable standard. He has resided in China with his wife and daughter for many years and has extensive China construction experience with in depth understanding of the Chinese and China construction practices.


John’s career in the construction and engineering industries spans a period of over 40 years, the first half of which was spent in the quantity surveying discipline in the building and civil engineering industries covering major public works, industrial processing plants, speculative industrial development, medical facilities and major retail developments. He was chief quantity surveyor for a prominent UK contractor for ten years of this phase of his career. John then moved into M&E contracting where he held board-level executive positions in major private and public organizations in the UK. During this phase of his career his experience covered the commercial aspects of M&E and telecommunications installations for major military and nuclear projects, industrial process developments, exhibition and convention centres, and the provision of intelligent building services and IT systems. John moved to Hong Kong in 1995 and was commercial manager for the HK$2.5billion contract for the mechanical, electrical, fire protection and MBMS contract for the terminal building at Chek Lap Kok airport and then for a HK$2billion water treatment plant in the New Territories. He has wide experience of value maximization including the preparation, negotiation, defence and avoidance of claims and is, accordingly, eminently equipped to provide contractual and commercial advice in this connection.

A full CV of each of the Senior Staff is available on request. Please do not hesitate to contact us on Tel: 2529 1117, Fax : 2866 2725, or E-mail : for further details.

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