Mr. Holder is a Managing Director with Secretariat International based in the United Kingdom. Mr. Holder specializes in the valuation of complex claims involving aspects such as valuation and measurement, delay, disruption, variations, defective works and termination claims. His experience has been gained across a variety of sectors and has included projects in the United Kingdom, across mainland Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, South America, Australia and the Caribbean.
Mr. Holder is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyor (FRICS) and has over 30 years’ experience of major international construction and engineering projects across various sectors of the industry.
He is regularly appointed as Quantum Expert on large international construction and engineering projects. Who’s Who Legal Construction Expert Witnesses 2020 recognises Mr. Holder as a Global Elite Thought Leader who is hailed “the best quantum expert out there” and a consistent “leader in his field”.
Starting his career with Contractors in 1988, Mr. Holder moved to consultancy work in 1995. He progressed to become a Senior Partner of EC Harris LLP, where he was Head of Contract Advisory Services until 2009, leading a team of specialists across the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. In 2012, Navigant acquired Mr. Holder’s practice, International Construction Forensics. Mr. Holder joined Secretariat International in 2018.
He holds an MSc in Construction Law & Arbitration from Kings College, London, a BSc (Hons) degree in Quantity Surveying and BTEC and HNC Certificates in Building Studies. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb), a Member of the Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB), an accredited Expert Witness (CUEW) and a practicing Member of the Academy of Experts (MAE). He is a CEDR accredited Mediator, a practicing Adjudicator on the RICS President’s list and acts as a Dispute Board Member.
Mr. Holder was Lead Technical Author for the 4th RICS Practice Statement and Guidance Note for Surveyors acting as Expert Witnesses. He is member of the Adjudication Society, the Society of Construction Law and the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation. Mr. Holder is a published author and lectures regularly. He is a visiting practitioner to the MSc Construction Law and Dispute Resolution course at Kings College, London.