David Gaitho is a Kenya based Quantity Surveyor and Project Manager. He received his undergraduate training at the University of Nairobi in the early nineties graduating with a degree in Buildings Economics. He later enrolled for a Master’s Degree in construction Project Management at the University of Liverpool
David is a professional of repute in Kenya where he was instrumental in transforming the professional association – IQSK. He served in the board for a period of 11 years capping it with Chairmanship between 2012 and 2014. For his many achievements in the growing the institute and the profession he was awarded fellowship in 2015, and convened the College of Fellows
David has also been a council member of the African Association of Quantity Surveyors (AAQS) since the year 2008. He has travelled to many African countries advancing the objectives of AAQS. He was elected Vice President for Eastern Region in 2014 and three years later the President. He is currently serving this position with diligence until October 2020.David is also a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Institute of Construction Project Managers in Kenya (ICPMK) and member of project management institute (PMI). In his professional life he has worked for the government and private sector. He teamed up with colleagues to establish Amazon Consultants in 1998-a consultancy firm based in Nairobi
Over the years he has executed construction projects across all sectors of the economy gaining invaluable experience. He is the Chairman of the National Construction Authority (NCA), a Government organization whose mandate is the development and regulation of the construction industry in Kenya. His vision of the industry is improved development control, safer construction, capacity building and improved ethical practices across the value chain. David is married to Esther and they have grown up children. He enjoys a round of golf weekly and loves golf tourism across continents when time allows
Prof. Rob Pearl was born in Cape Town in 1951 and matriculated at Pinelands High School. He obtained his professional qualifications at the University of Cape Town and has been employed in the consulting sector of the quantity surveying profession since 1969.
He has actively served the profession on many committees since 1975 and has been an elected member of the South African Council for the Quantity Surveying Profession for 2 terms of office. Rob is a past President of the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors. He has also been active in community affairs and is a past chairman of a prominent welfare organisation with 28 years of experience.
He was employed as a senior lecturer at the University of Cape Town from 1986 to 1994, when he was appointed as Professor of Quantity Surveying at the University of Kwa Zulu Natal (UKZN). He took early retirement from UKZN at end-2008 and was appointed Professor Emeritus at that time. He remains active in academic circles. Prof Pearl has published widely and has been an appointed member of the Middle East, Near East and Africa Education Standards Board of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He travels extensively, including, in recent years bi-annual working stints in Singapore. He is currently the International Cost Engineering Council (ICEC) Region 3 (Africa) Director.
Rob is a keen sports follower, in his earlier years having played soccer at provincial and national (amateur) levels, as well as having achieved provincial recognition for bowls. He believes his most notable achievement is his marriage to Anne since 1976 – they have five children – 2 daughters and 3 sons, plus 2 grandchildren.
Michael Kwadwo Frimpong began his career in Quantity Surveying in 1988, when he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Building Technology at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana. He also gained an Executive Masters in Business Administration with specialization in Project Management at University of Ghana Business School in 2006.
Michael joined the Ghana Institution of Surveyors (GhIS) in 1996 when he was formally inducted into the Institution. His service in the Africa Association of Quantity Surveyors (AAQS) began as a GhIS Representative on AAQS Council from 2004 to 2005. He was subsequently elected as Vice President of the Western Region of AAQS from 2005 to 2011 and then as President of the Africa Association of Quantity Surveyors from 2011 to 2014.
Michael has always been passionate about education and capacity building of the Quantity Surveying professional and thus took up his first job appointment as a teaching assistant at the Department of Building Technology, KNUST. He has also served on the Continuous Professional Development Committee (2005 to 2011) and the Education Committee (2012 to date) of the GhIS where he has been involved in the training of and organization of the QS Professional Examinations.
As a Quantity Surveyor, Michael worked with Cost Survey Consult (a QS practice firm) from January 1989 to May 1996. Afterwards, he moved on to Vector Morrison (Gh) Ltd (a civil and building contracting firm) where he worked as a Chief Quantity Surveyor from June 1996 to July 1998, a Commercial Manager from August 1998 to November 2008, and then Project Manager from December 2008 to September 2012. Michael Kwadwo Frimpong is now the Principal Consultant of MOKOF Consulting Limited (a QS practice firm), a position he has held since October, 2012.
Michael is blessed with a lovely wife, Henrietta, and daughters, Akua Mirekua and Adwoa Odamea.
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