Meet The Team

The Mizen team is headed by a talented group of executives and directors with vast experience in the construction industry.

That experience embraces design, on-site and off-site construction, equity loans and project financing, property sales, marketing, and management.

The accumulated expertise of our staff acquired over many years is aggregated at c600 years and it places Mizen on the forefront of commercial and residential construction in London and the South East of the United Kingdom

senior management


Bernard Jos. Tansey

Executive Chairman


Bernard's accomplishments as University Lecturer, Consulting Engineer and in the Public Service, Construction, Property Development and the in Third World are widely valued. He was Knighted (KCSG) by Pope St. John Paul II in 2002 for services pro Ecclesia et Homines; and later (KHS) in 2015.


Barry Tansey

Chief Executive

B.Comm, M.Acc, FCA.
A chartered accountant, Barry joined Mizen from Grant Thornton LLP, one of the World's leading practices, in 1996 as Finance Director and was appointed as Group CEO in 2004.   He is responsible for formulating and driving business strategy and development across the  Group.

Alan Tansey

Land and Marketing Director

MA (Econ)
Alan joined Mizen in 2004 having previously spent 10 years in insurance (Irish Life) and in international banking sectors (Bankers Trust & Deutsche Bank) in Dublin's IFSC. He leads the land acquisition, estate management and sales functions for the Group.

Colm Cronin

Construction Director


Colm joined Mizen in 2010 from C J O'Shea Group as Senior Projects Manager and was promoted to the position of Construction Director in 2013. Colm oversees the technical design and construction function on Mizen projects.


Gerry Friel

Commercial Director


Gerry head the commercial department having joined the group from Berkeley Group in 2013. He is responsible for procurement and contract administration. He has over 30 years of experience in large scale residential development in the UK and overseas.


David Venner

Design Manager


David has acted as head of the design department at Mizen for the last 4 years.
He has over 10 years of experience working with stakeholders across the construction business.
He was educated in Civil Engineering in Cork and went on to pursue postgraduate degrees both in Construction Management and Law.


Jillian Pannett

Customer Care Manager

Jillian has a track record of over 25 years in customer care positions. She joined Mizen in 2004 having previously worked with Barratt Homes and Gladedale Homes. Jillian heads up the Customer Care Team at Mizen.


Paul Byrne

Financial Controller

Following a record of achievement in the construction sector with the Fitzpatrick Group & the McGinley Group he joined Mizen in 2005 as financial controller. Paul oversees the general financial management of the group and preparation of financial and auditing accounts.

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