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People

The heart of Okana lies in our diverse team of strategists, designers, researchers, and technologists, as well as our expansive network of global partners.

Our team

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Sean Chan

Technologist

Sean is a technologist with architectural experience in Hong Kong, Japan, and the UK. He has led digital design and the Building Information Management (BIM) implementation on projects. Driven by efficiency and optimisation, Sean aims to streamline processes which are taken in construction design through BIM, and hopes to further his skills in the digital design space.

Alec Wong

Partner Council

Alec brings a wealth of knowledge to his role and provides strategic guidance to help drive business growth and innovation. With vast experience in delivering exceptional projects, Alec excels at adjusting strategies and turning challenges into opportunities. In his spare time, he is a passionate art toy collector, curating over 1000 pieces since 1998.

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Amy Robinson

Communications Executive

Amy supports in Okana’s marketing and communications strategy and outputs. With experience in built environment marketing, she is passionate about shaping innovative and engaging stories across the industry. Amy is qualified with the Chartered Institute of Marketing. Outside of work, Amy enjoys all things fitness and travel. 

Mark Gray

Senior Safety Consultant

Mark is a seasoned construction professional with decades of experience navigating the complexities of planning and Building Regulations. From overseeing major commercial projects to ensuring the safety of residential developments, he is dedicated to building a better world. Outside of work, Mark is an avid runner and weight training enthusiast, finding energy and balance in his active lifestyle.

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Mark Crowe

Digital Director

Mark specialises in driving value for some of the world’s largest and most prominent organisations through the use of digital technologies and upskilling teams. Mark is a people first, technology obsessed geek and pushes himself to be on the edge of the latest innovations personally and professionally to help us all build a better world.

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Harriet Calvert

Safety Consultant

Harriet has a specialist knowledge of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM) and has provided the CDM principal designer role on a wide range of complex projects. Harriet is passionate about continuing to develop specialisms in healthcare and residential sectors, with a particular focus on higher risk buildings. Harriet excels in supporting others and regularly delivers training on safety topics. 

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Amandeep Kaur

Technologist

Amandeep has a background in interior design and recently completed a Master’s degree in Building Information Management (BIM) for Integrated Construction. She is extremely focused on her professional development and specialises in BIM technologies and software. Outside of work, Amandeep enjoys spending time outdoors, yoga and hunting down new places to eat out.

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Allan Binns

Safety Director

Allan has developed a digitally enabled, thought leading safety consultancy specialising within the built environment. He is a trusted advisor on the Building Safety Act and the associated secondary legislation. Allan is passionate about fostering dialogue and promoting the value of best practice information management to improve the efficacy of safety and resilience services. 

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Richard Dorkin

Partner Council

Richard has been an architect for over 20 years, during which he has evolved his skills and approach to cater to client’s individual project needs and vision, providing solutions that deliver positively for all. He works closely with teams throughout each projects journey to deliver beyond expectations, and is passionate about empowering team members, ensuring that everyone is equipped and confident to deliver their best.

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Melanie Robinson

Associate

Melanie specialises in digital information management and leads Okana’s strategic advisory service. Driven by the need for cultural change throughout the built environment, she works closely with clients to unlock operational efficiencies within their organisation and achieve transformative outcomes across their estate. Melanie is an award winning thought leader and regional lead for Women in Building Information Management (BIM).

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Chris Taylor

Researcher

Chris specialises in IT, working on cyber security integration within Okana’s digital projects by developing a framework to prevent cyber security attacks. With a passion for gadgets, his PhD with Northumbria University is seeking to redevelop the cyber security landscape in smart industrial buildings and the construction sector.

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Dakshina Liyanapathirana

Technologist

Dakshina has expertise in Building Information Management (BIM) consultancy, quantity surveying, and quality assurance. With a focus on projects in the USA, He aspires to progress within the industry and make a positive change. Driven by a passion for precision and improvement, Dakshina enjoys hobbies like travelling and swimming.

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By placing ourselves in the shoes of our clients and communities, we cultivate a deep understanding of their needs and challenges, fostering relationships built on empathy, trust and respect.

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