Gavin Whelan appointed Cairn Homes plc Head of Construction

Cairn Homes plc, a leading Irish homebuilding company has announced that Gavin Whelan has been appointed as Head of Construction.

Gavin joined Cairn Homes in January 2021 and as Head of Construction, he will be responsible for the overall management of building projects across our entire delivery platform. His role will involve driving productivity and enabling innovation to the business to allow Cairn Homes to continue to scale successfully.

Gavin Whelan said: “This is a fantastic role and an exciting opportunity, and I am delighted to be joining the Cairn Homes team. My key objective is to lead and contribute to bringing Cairn to the next level of service excellence focusing on Cairn’s core values to make a positive difference.” 

Commenting on the new appointments, Michael Stanley, Chief Executive of Cairn Homes said: “I’m delighted to welcome Gavin to this strategic role within the company, adding to the exceptionally strong team that we have at Cairn Homes. As we continue to deliver high-quality and competitively priced homes to families, it’s important that we add the skills and expertise required to sustain growth for the long term. We are committed to investing in our people, to drive innovation in our work and Gavin’s appointment will add to this and to our performance as Ireland’s leading home builder.”

Prior to joining Cairn Homes, Gavin held the role as Managing Director of Bailey Brothers Construction Management Services, a company he founded in 2017. In his role as Managing Director, Gavin managed business operations, strategic growth and the overall performance of the business. This business focused on improving collaboration and productivity, eliminating waste and the increased use of modern methods of construction.

Gavin has previously worked and led some of the largest and most complex projects in London. He is experienced in leading and scaling large teams, most notably Battersea Power Station Phase 2 redevelopment where he acted as Construction Delivery Lead. He also spent 5 years working with Skanska where he held the position as Senior Project Manager. He holds a 1st class honours in Construction Management and Civil Engineering from Waterford Institute of Technology.