Our People

We attract some of the best and brightest people from all over the world. Teamwork, professionalism, and commitment to our clients are at the very heart of everything we do.

Executive Team

Joe Woolf

Founder, Chairman


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Joe founded Atlas in 1998 after a 25 year career in the construction and oil industries. His commitment to the delivery of services only to the highest international standards, the early adoption of new technologies and the continuous training of staff to maximise the benefits arising from those technologies has resulted in Atlas becoming the leader in its field – a virtuous circle that makes the company sustainable, successful and enjoyable. In 2019 after 21 years as CEO, Joe moved to the position of Chair of the Board of Directors.

Sam Houston



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Sam Houston joined Atlas in 2015 as an advisor to the Board and became Chief Executive in 2019. This followed 20 years in senior financial positions within the Jardine Matheson Group where he was responsible for financial and operational management of businesses in Asia, Europe and the USA.

Tony Phersson

Technical Director


+84 901311601

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Tony joined Atlas industries in 2007 and brings over 30 years-experience in architectural delivery to the team. In addition to considerable construction knowledge and detail documentation skills, Tony has an a long track record of digital delivery using the latest technology and cloud based platforms.

Steven Halliwell

Group Business Development Director & Australia Director


+61 (0) 481 278244 / +84 (0) 903 589957

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Steven has a long history with Atlas, almost dating back to the company’s start up in 1998. His experience in representing Atlas across the globe is currently focused across Australia, Asia and the Middle East, driving Atlas’ increased presence and portfolio of work in these regions. Steven’s industry knowledge and understanding of the potential for collaborations between Atlas and our clients is unparalleled.

Juan Carlos Velasco

Commercial Director


+84 0965752766

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Juan Carlos joined Atlas in 2021 and is a RICS qualified chartered surveyor. During his 30 years’ professional experience, Juan has worked primarily in project management, quantity surveying, and contracts and claims management advisory roles for developers and contractors. He has experience working with clients and on projects across various construction market sectors throughout Europe and Asia. 

Vernon Almeida

Director of Architecture


+84 909853225

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Vernon Almeida leads Atlas’ team of architects and is responsible for the successful delivery of multiple projects, across various sectors and through all construction stages. During his 30-year career, Vernon has worked predominantly in the construction industry. He has been responsible for several award-winning projects (design and construction) located in the UK, Malaysia, Cambodia, and Vietnam. 

Matt Parkes

Director of Architecture


+84 28 3810 1000

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Matt joined Atlas Industries firstly in November 2004 and brings over 20 years of professional experience in the AEC industry to the team. He has managed projects in various sectors such as healthcare, residential, commercial and sports & leisure. With his extensive resource management, project programming and delivery skills, he leads the architecture team to deliver on multidisciplinary projects in the UK, USA, Hong Kong, Australia and South East Asia. 


Khoa Tran Kim - Dr.Eng

Director of Engineering


+84 94 578 5506

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Dr. Khoa has more than 20 years of experience in structural and civil engineering. With a focus on structural design and project management, he has worked on various infrastructure, industrial, residential, and commercial projects. At Atlas, Dr. Khoa has overall responsibility for all engineering activities and leads the development of Atlas Engineering as we seek opportunities in the growing infrastructure sector across the UK, Australia, Asia, Middle East, and North America. 

Patrick Adey

Infrastructure Director


+84 28 3810 1000

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Pat has over 25 years of highly diverse architectural, interior and engineering experience, that includes working on some of Asia's most iconic infrastructure and cultural projects. With his extensive technical, design management and coordination skills, Pat leads the infrastructure and as-built team to deliver on multidisciplinary projects.

David Llorente

Digital Director


+84 28 3810 1000

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With a formal background in IT, Architecture, and BIM Management, David is knowledgeable in the development and implementation of BIM methodologies, standards, and protocols. David is passionate about new technologies and R&D activities, and has experience in managing a wide range of large architectural BIM projects throughout China and South-East Asia including mixed-use, residential, hospitality and interior design projects.


Regional Client Relationship Management Team

Steven Halliwell

Group Business Development Director & Australia Director


+61 (0) 481 278244 / +84 (0) 903 589957

Rob Kirk

UK Director


+44 (0) 754 880 5295

Nigel Ford

Australia Director


+61 40 740 2061 / +61 8 929 32220

Liam Thomson

Business Development Manager - UK


+44 7895 108337

Neil Barr

New Zealand Business Director


+64 (0)21 943185

Tommy Shinn

Advisor - New Zealand


+64 (0) 22 685 8288

Louis Fortin

Business Development Manager - Canada & N-America


+1 581 781 8564

Greg Wimsett

Australia Delivery Manager


+61 (0) 431925020

Keith Fletcher

Advisor - Hong Kong


+852 9133 3529

Saigon Operations Management Team

Paul Fairley

Associate Director

Anh Nguyen Minh

Associate Director

Phu Dang Hong

Associate Director

Matt Gilliland

Associate Director

Quang Khuu Duong

Associate Director

Kha Nguyen Phi

Associate Director

Khaled Kotb

Associate Director

Hiep Mac Minh

Finance Director

Huy Vo Quoc

Senior Associate

Ha Vo Thi Thanh

Senior Associate

Nam Ho


Tram Ho Thi Tu

Account Manager

Khoa Tran Minh


Hung Luong Ngoc


Phuong Thai Hoang


Nghiem Nguyen Dinh Hieu


Hung Dinh Ho Tien


An Ho Dinh


Trang Tran Thi Minh


Van Chau Hau


Thanh Duong Ngoc Loan


Phuong Pham Le Nam


Khang Dang Nguyen


Trieu Tran Van


Hien Luong Quang


Thieu Vi Van


Cuong Che Huy


Sang Le Van Truong


Trang Nguyen Nhu


Maziar Hosseinian


Hieu Nguyen Tran Dinh


Khoa Dien Dang


Phuc Ho Pham Huu

Digital Manager

Tin Nguyen Trong

QA Manager

Tam Nguyen Thi Hoai

Proposals Manager

Linh Vo Ngoc

Head of IT

Chi Nguyen Tai Uyen

Software Development Manager

Hoa Nguyen To Huynh

Office Manager & PA to the CEO

Hanh Tran Thi Thu

HR & Admin Manager

Thach Tran Huy

Learning & Development Manager

Hanh Nguyen Hien

Marketing Manager