Welcome to the Housing Development Corporation

Our Team

Chairman

Mr. Newman George is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Housing Development Corporation. Prior to his appointment, he served on the Boards of the Chaguaramas Development Authority (CDA) and the Public Transport Service Corporation (PTSC). Mr. George has over thirty-five (35) years experience as a civil engineer in the local construction sector.

Managing Director

Mr. Brent Lyons is the Managing Director of the Housing Development Corporation. He has been employed at the HDC for the past five (5) years and has previously served as Divisional Manager – Corporate Services and Acting Managing Director. Mr. Lyons has over twenty (20) years of executive and managerial experience in the public, oil and gas and tertiary education sectors.

Divisional Managers

Preston McQuilkin

Preston McQuilkin, Divisional Manager, Project Development & Oversight joined the HDC team in June 2017 and has a total of 40 years working experience in the Engineering and Construction industries. Preston is a graduate of the University of the West Indies with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He also holds a Masters of Science in Construction Engineering and Management. After graduating from University, Preston spent 18 years in the Energy sector where he gained experience in both the Maintenance and Construction of Projects and has devoted the past 12 years to the Consultancy sector.

Kimberly Molligan

Kimberly Molligan, Divisional Manager, Legal (Ag.) graduated with honours from the University of the West Indies and the Hugh Wooding Law School and was admitted to the Trinidad and Tobago bar in 2007. Prior to joining the HDC she served as the Group Legal Counsel and Corporate Secretary to one of the largest regional manufacturing, investment and entertainment group of companies. She also worked as an attorney-at- law at two of the leading law firms in Trinidad. She has appeared in and instructed Counsel in the High Court, the Court of Appeal, the Tax Appeal Board and in the Industrial Court. Kimberly has a keen interest in public sector development and the implementation and management of effective policy to fuel economic growth through focus on the non-energy sectors in Trinidad and Tobago.

Romel Ramarack

Romel Ramarack, Divisional Manager, Construction Management & Operations has over ten years of industry experience in the public and private sectors, covering project management, construction management, contract management and engineering design. He holds a Bachelor of Science and a Masters of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of the West Indies and is also pursuing a PHD in Civil Engineering at the University of the West Indies. Romel is a Chartered Engineer and Civil Engineer with the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and the Engineering Council (EC), United Kingdom. He is an International Professional Engineer (UK) under the Engineering Council (EC), United Kingdom and a Professional Engineer under the Association of Professional Engineers of Trinidad and Tobago (APETT).

Dominique Devenish

Dominique Devenish, Divisional Manager, Finance is a Qualified Charted Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certificate Accountants (ACCA). He holds a Masters in Business Administration (Finance speciality) from the Manchester Business School. He has over 15 years working experience in Accounts/ Finance in the Insurance, Asset/Wealth Management, Banking, Construction and Public Health industries. Before joining the HDC in July 2017, Dominique held the position of the General Manager, Finance at the North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA).

Bryan Jackson

Bryan Jackson, Divisional Manager, Human Resources has been employed at the Corporation for the past 5 years and has previously served in the positions of Manager – Training and Development and Divisional Manager – Corporate Services (Ag). Bryan has over 30 years of experience in the fields of Training and Development and Human Resource Management in the public and private sector primarily in the Oil and Gas Industry. He has a Masters in Human Resource Management from the Arthur Lok Jack Institute of Business and is also certified to conduct Train the Trainer, Behavioural Safety Training and Accident Investigation programmes.

Andrew Simon

Andrew Simon, Divisional Manager, Corporate Services (Ag.) joined the HDC formerly NHA in 1995 as a Works Supervisor. During his 22 years of service to the HDC, Andrew has held various positions including Engineer’s Assistant, Area Office Manager, Construction Project Manager, Manager, Administration, Divisional Manager and Estate Management (Ag). He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to his current role having obtained a Diploma as a Junior Builders Technician from the John S. Donaldson Technical Institute, the IFMA Facilities Management Professional Credential from the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business and is currently pursuing his Executive Masters in Business Administration from the Anglia Ruskin University.

Larry McDonald

Larry McDonald, Divisional Manager, Estate Management graduated from the University of London with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and has also attained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) from the American University Washington DC. In the 4 years that Larry has worked at the HDC, he has served as the Senior Project Manager as well as the Manager – Facilities and Maintenance. He is a (PMP) certified Project Manager with a wealth of experience in the Construction industry having significantly contributed to the operations of several construction organisations.