Robert Conchie

    Robert is a Senior Associate – Project Manager, based in Abu Dhabi, with 28 years’ experience within the landscape construction industry in the UAE and Middle East. Robert is Project Manager on the Post Contract team ensuring that the professionally created designs and details, from Cracknell’s design teams, are implemented on site to the required quality and aesthetics and within program and budget, maximising the long-term sustainability and enjoyment of the project whilst protecting the Client’s investment.

    Robert’s extensive experience both as a General Manager of contracting companies as well as Project Manager for Cracknell enables him to understand the challenges of project implementation with a fair and rational approach.

    Project quality is Robert’s passion, and he strives to achieve excellence in the projects he manages, and to ensure the project team working with him have the same objectives through collaboration, teamwork and mentoring.

    Nick Lavender

    Nick is a Senior Project Manager/Resident Engineer with over 35 years’ experience
    in the Horticultural industry during which, he has gained a broad level of general
    management experience with a strong track record of successful project completion
    and effective man management strategies.

    During his tenure with Cracknell he has worked on several key projects across the Middle East & UK, including enhancement
    packages to the Burj Al Arab & Dubai Opera District and has been a key member of
    the post contract team striving to embrace new ideas and technologies.

    Alex Dios

    Alex has experience within the fast and challenging China and Southeast Asian market for the past 23 years and is Director of the Shanghai Chapter of the United Architects of the Philippines. He has led projects ranging from small scale to mid-size community planning, urban landscape, mixed used, residential, commercial, and public realm.

    As a Senior Associate at Cracknell he heads and oversees the Manila team, sharing his experience and expertise in place making and sustainable design. Ensuring that the team’s design resolution meets Cracknell’s standards, Alex refines and takes responsibility for each project’s final design solution.

    Marwan Kandil

    Marwan is a highly knowledgeable, skilled Landscape Architect with over 16 years’ experience in all areas of landscape design, from the early construction stages to project management. A self-starter and team player with an ability to develop strong client relationships, Marwan has a track record for successful completion of projects across a broad range of sectors including residential, commercial, urban and civic landscapes as well as sports facilities.

    Marwan takes great pleasure in developing concept designs into buildable schemes that both serve the end-user needs and are sustainable and harmonious with the surrounding landscape or cityscape.

    Rahul Gokhale

    Rahul has 25 years’ experience as a Chartered Accountant in the Middle East. As a Group Finance Manager at Cracknell, he is responsible for the financial health and processes, and accounting of the Group across its international locations.

    Rahul is passionate about creating sustainable fiscal health within Cracknell to engage the stakeholders, build trust and create a stable financial environment in which to support the Group’s design and growth aspirations.

    Michael Goode

    Michael Goode is a Chartered Landscape Architect with 18+years diversified experience in the Middle East and Europe. He has experience in project management and contract administration, handling all work stages as well as a wide range of experience working on many types of projects.

    His design ethos is grounded in the development of original and appropriate design solutions; driven by the consideration of the genius loci, social, physical and historical context of a site and through the application of well-considered, tested and clever design solutions. Michael has a strong ability to efficiently develop innovative conceptual ideas into robust, cost effective and achievable design proposals tailored to specific project requirements.

    He has worked in numerous multi-disciplinary design teams where it has been important to work with a range of design consultants along with undertaking regular client and key stakeholder meetings. This has provided him with an in-depth knowledge of all design consultant inputs and requirements to successfully coordinate and implement various sizes of landscape projects. Michael is committed to service excellence and his objective is to produce high quality, innovative Landscape Architecture with cost effective, feasible solutions in keeping with the requirements of his clients.

    His role also includes building and maintaining client relationships and expectations, managing fee proposals, scope of work, project briefs, budgets, and project schedules along with the management of in-house landscape resources across Cracknell’s global studios.


    Rathakrishnan has 31 years’ experience as an irrigation design professional in the Middle East region and India. As a Senior Associate Irrigation Engineer, he has a leading role in designing many types of irrigation systems for landscape projects across Cracknell’s global portfolio.

    Rathakrishnan has a wealth of knowledge in computer aided design & drafting with AutoCAD and database management. He is passionate about design customisation and guiding the design team to achieve project deliverables with competitive industrial standards.

    Ravindra Lawhale

    Ravi has 28 years’ experience as an irrigation design and supervision expert
    across the Middle East and India. At Cracknell he designs, executes, supervises,
    and maintains all kinds of irrigation and drainage systems including those for Golf

    Ravi is passionate about sustainable irrigation design by adopting IOT
    enabled water use monitoring & controlling techniques and conservation tools.

    Ziad Milli

    Ziad initially trained and practiced as an architect and interior designer before a fascination with light led him into the realms of lighting in 2003, and consequently to a deeper specialisation in landscape and urban lighting design and planning. His main aim is to employ and modulate light to create human-centric and inclusive night environments, satisfying functional, human, aesthetic and environmental needs.

    Having worked on projects with a wide diversity of global locations, scale, function and type, he has been active in creating designs for small private projects, commercial spaces, high-end resorts, public parks, and large urban developments. Ziad’s passion is in generating original strategies and relevant lighting techniques specific to the parameters and requirements of each situation – with every job there is the opportunity to push beyond the generic and to create a unique project-specific solution.

    Kunaal Parmar

    Kunaal has over 15 years’ design experience working in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. As a Senior Associate in London, he has helped mentor and develop the growing team and leads the delivery of a range of large-scale retail, luxury and mixed-use developments as well as private residences for high-net-worth individuals. Kunaal’s passion and expertise focuses on the quality of user experience.

    His knowledge of luxury hospitality development helps him to orchestrate and choreograph human and landscape interaction to create welcoming environments.