Introducing Jesse-Paul Conradie – Contract, Dispute & Commercial Specialist

White Associates Quantity Surveyors Introducing Jesse-Paul Conradie - Contract, Dispute & Commercial Specialist

White Associates’ Bank Funding Team has been significantly strengthened with the appointment of Jesse-Paul Conradie, who brings a powerful combination of expertise to us across a number of highly relevant disciplines that include risk management, dispute avoidance, dispute resolution, construction law, and contracts law.

“Jesse brings a powerful combination of expertise across risk management, dispute avoidance, dispute resolution, construction law, and contracts law”.

Jesse joined White Associates in January this year after moving to New Zealand from his native South Africa. He is already adding significant value to our team thanks to his construction, contract law and dispute resolution knowledge.

As Commercial Manager for one of the largest privately owned multi-disciplinary construction groups in South Africa, Jesse implemented commercial strategies to overcome challenges and achieve organisational goals and expectations. From negotiating contract terms to overseeing daily business operations, he has an incisive ability to lead project and commercial teams in propelling financial performance whilst observing and managing contractual obligations.

With a QS background and a talent for seeing things from the banking perspective, Jesse has already achieved a lot in his career. As QS he was part of the team constructing the 2010 World Cup Soccer Stadium in Durban. Progressing rapidly to Senior QS, he gained experience in the production side of construction, and then focussed his attention towards the legal side, studying to become an arbitrator – and duly became a Fellow of The Association of Arbitrators in Southern Africa.

Thereafter, he specialised in construction law while managing and delivering projects. After being promoted to Commercial Manager and furthering studies in project management in 2016, he obtained his professional project management certification and moved back to Liviero Group (Pty) Limited‘s head office. There, he managed a Quantity Surveying Department and looked after commercial and contracts law aspects of a business unit.

If that wasn’t enough, he also took on arbitration matters when appointed by the Master Builders Association and served on the association’s legal and contractual committee, actively participating in the industry’s construction law-related matters.

He says he is enjoying implementing solid project management principles at White Associates, which will assist with the avoidance of disputes, promote project delivery and ensure stakeholder satisfaction, but we believe he will add much more than that…