In Conversation with Eoin Kane03 Dec 21
1. What is your idea of perfect happiness?
A BBQ on a sunny summer evening with family and friends.
2. What’s your favourite holiday memory?
Buenos Aires, Argentina with my wife. You could cut the steaks with a spoon.
3. What are you reading? Would you recommend it?
The Irish Dad’s Survival Guide to Pregnancy (& Beyond) by David Caren. I’ll let you know if I recommend it in December.
4. Which talent would you most like to have?
I gave up the fiddle when I was young but I should have stuck with it – you were right Mam!
5. What do you consider to be your greatest professional achievement to date?
Adapting quickly and successfully to new international working environments, particularly Toronto, Canada.
6. What practice area do you specialise in and why does it matter?
I enjoy working on retrofit projects where a system replacement or upgrade can provide a building with a new energy-efficient lease of life.
7. What is the quality you most admire in a leader?
A good leader has an innate ability to get a collective ‘buy-in’ from people to follow the leader’s vision.
8. What’s the best piece of professional advice you’ve ever been given?
Managers do thing’s right, leaders do the right things.
9. Name your favourite building (international only + why?)
Scotia Plaza, Toronto. At 68-storeys, it is one of the tallest and most iconic skyscrapers in Toronto. During my time in Canada, I was lucky to work on lots of interesting base-build retrofit projects here with some great teams. It holds a special place in my heart!
10. Tell us something not many people know about you.
I’m addicted to Flahavan’s porridge.