Des French, Operations Director

Des has over 20 years of experience in PFI both delivering and overseeing the delivery of MSA services. 

Prior to joining Resolis, Des was a Regional Director with Imagile and, before that with Infrastructure Managers. 

Within Imagile, Des had specific responsibility for a team of managers delivering operational MSA services to 25 projects with a Capital Value in excess of £1.5bn across Scotland, Ireland and the North of England. 

He has managed significant defects, complex major variations and implemented key turnaround strategies for distressed projects through strong and effective relationship management, and enhanced contract compliance and monitoring. 

He is adept at managing risk by resolving matters quickly and effectively; whilst developing and nurturing the long term relationships essential for stable and successful contracts. 

Des’ particular focus over the past few years has been on the management of projects with significant commercial and contractual issues. He is solutions focussed and has successfully navigated a number of adjudications, arbitrations and commercial settlements including the high profile Edinburgh Schools project. 

Des holds a BA in Accounting and Finance.

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