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Gerry Graville

Global CEO

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Leading the development of our vision and corporate strategy Gerry has led the AIS Group through phenomenal growth, expanding the business from its’ humble beginnings, extending our client base and geographic reach, to its’ status today as a leading global provider undertaking a wide range of workplace projects.

With over 25 years’ experience, Gerry is focussed on continually improving our offering, building up leadership talent and organisational development across each of our 11 locations, ensuring we serve our clients with a consistent first class offering.

Influenced by his early background working for a main construction contractor, his front-end knowledge, combined with a longstanding vision to seamlessly fulfil the workplace needs of multinational companies across the globe, Gerry has cemented AIS’ reputation as a leading design and build organisation with a reputation for quality, innovation and service excellence.

As a hands on leader Gerry’s approach provides strategic insight on projects and innovation across all aspects of our integrated capabilities, ensuring our clients can seamlessly resolve their global workplace challenges.

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Dan Panormo

Managing Director

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Dan leads AIS Life Sciences and is responsible for setting the direction and growth strategy for the business, securing our position as a leading laboratory / workplace delivery partner.

His multi-disciplinary corporate and consulting experience across real estate, facilities management, procurement and strategic planning, provides a breadth of experience, insight and understanding from both an occupier and owner perspective.

With over 20 years’ operational and management experience, across a variety of industries including organisations with complex manufacturing processes and laboratory facilities, he is able to support clients from concept to completion to convert their operational requirements, into amazing places to work. As a hands on director Dan provides end to end project leadership, strategic insight and guides innovation across all aspects of our integrated capabilities.


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Jason Roles

Head of Pre-Construction

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Jason is our procurement expert, evaluating tender information, incorporating design, construction, lab compliance and commercials to develop pertinent scheduling and bid packages. His involvement continues into the delivery process and acts as an important link between pre and post contract phases.

By liaising with the client, engineers, designers and architects, he ensures all client requirements are achieved and effectively communicated to the delivery team. He also undertakes risk analysis, making sure stakeholder requirements are met and identified.

As a Chartered Construction Manager with an M&E background, Jason has specialised in the refurbishment and fit-out market of laboratories and workspaces gaining a detailed knowledge and in-depth experience throughout the pre-construction process to successful delivery of projects on site.

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Heath Payne

Director of Operations

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Heath is our laboratory specialist, heading up our Life Science division. Experienced in working with a range of different lab types including production and test labs, wet, dry and biomedical as well as technical spaces Heath if perfectly placed to support the design and delivery of laboratory work zones.

Heath is highly driven with over 20 years’ experience delivering successful projects to the highest quality of health, safety and environmental standards. With his extensive management and commercial background, Heath has a proven track record of delivering projects from award through to completion onsite and client handover.

He ensures projects are delivered on time, within budget and to the highest standards of workmanship and quality. Heath makes certain output for all designers meets the technical and commercial requirement of lab and high tech spaces.

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Steve Cox

Pre-Contracts Director

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Steve works closely with you to ensure all AIS Life Sciences teams and strategic supply chain partners achieve the best possible results. His involvement continues into the delivery process and acts as an important link between pre and post contract phases. He makes certain that clear, detailed information and processes provided at the pre-construction phase leads to a smooth and hassle-free delivery of your Life Sciences workplace.

Steve manages analysis of tender documentation and assessment of the strategy required, ensuring the correct resources for each tender or project are allocated successfully. By liaising with the client, engineers, designers and architects, he ensures all client requirements are achieved and effectively communicated to the delivery team. He also undertakes risk analysis, making sure stakeholder requirements are met and identified, before implementing any added value to the project.

From a professional quantity surveying background, Steve has specialised in the refurbishment and fit-out market for over 25 years, gaining a detailed knowledge and in-depth experience throughout the pre-construction process to successful delivery of projects on site.

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Elvina Petrėnaitė-Kartanė

Creative Lead

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Elvina is one of our skilled creative designers creating intuitive workspaces and laboratories that transform the way you work, advancing scientific work and keeping staff safe.

Elvina will work with you to interpret your brief and lead the team towards creating design solutions that transform the way your people work.

Her role will be present throughout the entirety of your project, integrating with MEP, furniture and laboratory compliance specialists to ensure we create safe working environments that meet the unique scientific needs of your team.

Looking beyond aesthetics, Elvina has over 10 years experience working with Life Sciences businesses in the Cambridge-Oxford-London Golden Triangle area, helping to establish workplaces that support new ways of working, boos productivity and support positive scientific outcomes.

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Nick Harris

Head of Commercial

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Nick is a reliable, highly motivated, construction professional with over 15 years’ contractor experience in both contracting and consulting roles for a variety of private and public sector clients across project delivery.

Nick will manage all commercial aspects and contractual issues relating to the project and ensure that all commercial targets are exceeded. With a hands on approach Nick has input into pre-contract, tendering and negotiation strategy and implementation, as well as monitoring supply chain agreements to ensure best possible quality and cost control.

Nick brings a wealth of experience to our team having held previous leadership roles within organisations. He has led on a number of  large scale, framework delivery schemes and successfully delivered strategic business development plans to regulate and deliver these.

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Chris Skuce

Realtime 3D Visualisation Artist

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A multi-disciplinary 3D generalist with over 5 years experience, starting my career as a residential visualiser before exploring virtual reality as an exciting medium to express design. Chris’ primary passion is creating a fully immersive and realistic environment portraying the intricacies and subtleties of considered design, to create a fully prepared experience for the client to experience.

Chris helps to create visuals with our designers to aid our clients in realising their new workplaces Ranging from static renders to video flythrough and/or a full VR Experience. Using real-time software to help advance and iterate on the design for a fully considered output and using this software to engage with clients helping it mature with their opinion in mind.

Chris is skilled at 3D Modelling, Texturing, Lighting, Material Creation, Unreal Engine 4 realtime workflow, VR, Video and Static Rendering.

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Nikita Nolan

Head of Compliance and Sustainability

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Nikita is responsible for developing, maintaining and promoting our Integrated Management System. Her unique blend of customer service, eye for quality and process driven ethos makes her a perfect addition to both our pre and post contract teams.

Nikita manages and implements our health and safety audits providing essential support to our Operational Teams across the business. She manages our external consultants, collating their feedback and advice, ensuring all AIS team members are fully trained and converse with the latest legislation and best practice.

She liaises, manages and develops strategic partner relationships with BSI and other relevant partners. Nikita also develops the ISO 14001 components with design, pre-contracts and contracts for operational activities. Nikita performs regular site audits with project and site managers. Measuring, reporting and managing corrective management plans, then providing and sourcing appropriate training.

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Amber Wild

Global Head of Marketing

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Amber leads our global brand, marketing and digital strategies, helping to grow our presence in both local and international markets. Working closely with the AIS leadership team, Amber evolves our marketing and communication approach, developing meaningful marketing initiatives that showcase our thought leadership and ensure our clients' projects are shown in the best light.

Collaborating across all areas of the AIS Group, Amber ensures we deliver a consistent and relevant brand experience, image and message for our people and clients. Responsible for implementing our digital marketing and communications, she is continually improving our processes to deliver results.

With 10 years experience in the design industry leading projects and teams across Australia and in the UK, Amber has developed a strong commercial and strategic awareness of what is required to grow our presence globally.

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Michele Donoghue

Global Head of People

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Michele leads the human resources function for AIS, helping to deliver our people strategy and ensuring we continue to build a thriving organisational culture. Providing clear and diligent planning, Michele enables the delivery of our growth plans and maximises the potential for individuals to contribute to the organisations success.

Working alongside the AIS board of directors to shape the organisation structure and auditing levels of training to ensure continued skill set development across the business, Michele ensures we meet business growth targets.

Michele takes a leading role in championing, driving an inclusive performance culture internally and externally  allowing us to attract, continually develop and retrain the right people.  Building excellent relationships across the businesses at all levels and understanding varied operational needs Michele ensures each and every person and role at AIS matters.

Join our team of Life Sciences experts

AIS is committed to investing in its’ people, who are the heart of everything we do. Our global team is drawn from over 22 countries as we believe in an inclusive working environment.

If you want to ignite positive change to the way people work.

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