Frank Murray BE CEng FIEI MIStructE

Frank is a Chartered Engineer with over 40 years comprehensive experience as a Civil/Structural Engineering practitioner and manager of significant projects in the built environment. He has been directly involved in the delivery of in excess of €1.5 Billion of complex development within the Educational, Healthcare, Sports & Leisure, Pharmaceutical and Commercial sectors.

Frank was responsible for the management and delivery of the delivery of the structural/civil engineering service for Croke Park Redevelopment and is currently Technical Advisor to the National Facility Health & Safety Committee.

Since joining WK Nowlan in 2008, Frank has managed the brief development for number of projects including the delivery of 18,000m2 (59,000 sq. ft.) HSE Replacement Facility for the Grangegorman Development Authority, the CIDP campus, the redevelopment of Airfield and the preparation of a strategic response on asset disposal for Diageo Ireland.



Leo Harmon

Leo Harmon commenced his career in 1971 as a draughtsman/ designer with Mallagh Luce consultancy Engineers.

Leo joined BAM in 1975 and commenced his career in the planning and estimating department quickly progressing to Project Manager, Contracts Manager and Construction Director. Leo studied Civil Engineering at University College Cork and graduated with an honours degree in Civil Engineering in 1985. Leo was appointed to BAM’s main board of Directors in 2005. 

Since then Leo has been involved in a number of high level projects with Hibernia R.E.I.T., WK Nowlan and Trinity College. He has also championed the strategic reorganisation of a number of businesses to take advantage of uplift in the economy. 

Leo is noted for his ability to relate well to clients, his problem solving skills and his approachable nature. Perhaps Leo’s key skill is the ability to work on major fast track projects while keeping the key stake holders involved and committed.




Pat Clarke is a Chartered Surveyor. He was Group Property Surveyor at Bank of Ireland for a number of years until 2002. In that role, over the previous 10 years, he was a driver in the development and implementation of the Bank’s property strategy. This strategy achieved significant capital redeployment, streamlined premises costs, and improved network delivery.

Pat has also been an active participant in professional organisations, and he has chaired many committees including the General Practice Division of The Society of Chartered Surveyors. He represented that Society at the formation of the Council of European Property Professionals (currently 350,000 members) in 1989, and was its President in 1994. For a number of years he was also a member of an Inter-Professional Group advising the Department of The Environment on the introduction and implementation of the Building Regulations.



Donal Friel

Donal is a registered Architect and Fellow of the Royal institute of the Architects of Ireland, having graduated from the DIT School of Architecture in 1977. Following 3 years in architectural practice in the UK and France, he returned to work in private practice in Ireland. In the intervening years, he has been responsible as Design Team leader or Director for a range of major developments including the Irish Life Centre in central Dublin,  Tallaght Hospital, the redevelopment of Croke Park, Cork’s National Maritime College and Fingal County Hall. He has also authored two campus masterplans for University College Cork.



Frank Nowlan

Frank qualified as a Solicitor in Ireland in 1978. He was enrolled as a non-practicing Solicitor in England and Wales, and is a member of the Irish Society of Insolvency Practitioners (ISIP) and the UK Association of Property and Fixed Charge Receivers (NARA).

For over 20 years Frank was a partner in the Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department at Matheson. In 2008 he became a consultant to Matheson and A B Wolfe & Co, Matheson’s Debt Recovery Division. He joined WK Nowlan as Consultant Legal Counsel and Nominated Receiver in June 2010.

Frank has many appointments as receiver appointed by the High Court, statutory receiver for NAMA and as a fixed-charge, and on occasion, floating-charge receiver, in respect of borrowings of circa €150 million. These appointments relate to a wide variety of assets by type, sector and location, many requiring remedial and value-adding attention prior to sale.


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Michael J. McGowan

Michael has over 40 years of experience in the construction and property industry covering a broad range of public and private sector projects in the areas of financial management and construction management.

A niche sector of experience and expertise for Michael is in building conservation and refurbishment where he has worked on a number of significant contracts. 

Michael is a member of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, he is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Building.

Michael advises on project monitoring and quantity surveying matters at WK Nowlan.