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Directors

Alan Jones, chairman, joined AHA in 1978 as a graduate engineer, gaining extensive experience on a range of projects that include the Schlumberger Cambridge Research building, Waterloo International Terminal and the Eden Project. A chartered engineer and fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers, Jones now has broad experience of many different materials and structural forms.His current responsibilities include the next phase of development at Eden and the Brighton and Hove library scheme.He is an active supporter of the Steel Construction Institute.

Managing director Les Postawa initially joined AHA in 1984. Following a four-year break running his own practice, he rejoined AHA in 1997 as a director. Based in the London office, he is responsible for projects that include the new terminal for Madrid airport, the Playfair project in Edinburgh with John Miller and Partners, the Centre for Contemporary Arts Rome and new student accommodation for St Catherine's College Oxford.

Allan Bernau is a chartered engineer and a member of the Institution of Structural Engineers. He joined Anthony Hunt Associates as a project engineer in 1976 to work on the IBM Technical Park at Greenford, after working in Australia. He became a director in 1987, and since 1993 he has been the northern regional director in control of the Sheffield and Manchester offices. Bernau is particularly interested in the coordination of structures with services.

Tony O'Neill joined AHA in August 1996 as a senior engineer working on the New Museum of Scotland.

Subsequently he has worked mostly on projects in Scotland including the Royal Bank of Scotland project at Gogarburn and the new Surgical Skills Building for the Royal College of Surgeons, as well as the British High Commission in Sri Lanka. He became a board member in June 2002 and is director for the Edinburgh office.

Björn Watson is project director in Cirencester and has been with AHA for a total of 10 years. A chartered engineer and member of the Institution of Civil Engineers, he has spent much of his career abroad including several years in Oman where he was responsible for the civil and structural design of the Sultan Qaboos University. His specific interests are in the design and construction of concrete structures and his speciality is seismic design and dynamic behaviour. Watson was project director for the Lloyd's Register of Shipping headquarters with its highly innovative concrete frame and subsequently the Empress State building at Earl's Court.

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