Head Office Team

Our Principals and Key Personnel
Phil Thoburn

Phil Thoburn


CEO / President

Phil has gained his spurs the hard way. His experience and skills are founded in the many projects that he has worked on since coming out to Asia in 1988. Starting with Asia Build Ltd (Hong Kong) on the Bank of China building he then moved on to Taipei to work on the Eastern Plaza complex amongst others. In 1996 he was instrumental in starting the Manila operation that focused on 2D CSD work for an impressive range of international clients. 3D/BIM technology was embraced as a natural part of driving forward a leading edge technology company. Phil was instrumental in getting into the T&C business in 2002 as he could see a gap in the market. Recently Phil has been creating new services offerings in the design coordination field and is a strong believer in end-to-end solutions that deliver excellent ROI and balance value to our customers.

He is passionate about attention to detail, intelligent thinking in design and coordination both technical and spatial.


M:   +63 92 85 00 47 12

Robert Thoburn

Robert Thoburn

Vice President, Finance and Sales & Marketing

Robert comes to Forsspac with a wide range of solid business skills in finance, sales & marketing. Having an engineering background Robert is well placed to further develop the services of Forsspac and build brand awareness/value. Robert has gained his experience having worked in a variety of different industries including automotive, medical devices, general manufacturing, construction and corporate restructuring. In his VP role  at Forsspac his experience and skills compliment those of Phil Thoburn.

He strongly believes that customers want what they want and not just a few simple choices, our task is to find new and innovative ways to deliver our services that match this ideal.


M:   +63 91 89 57 38 44 

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Raymund Anthony Z. Lee

Business Development Manager

Raymund has worked in a wide range of industries selling MEPF and testing & commission services. Raymund has a wide range of selling and marketing experience developed whilst working in the architectural, engineering software industry, real estate and food & beverage sectors. He has also spent time in academe on Business Development.  He therefore brings to his role at Forsspac a set of highly developed sales & marketing skills.

Raymund, just like Yoda, believes “Do or Do not, there is no Try.”


M: +63 92 85 00 47 27


Rodelio J. Cueto

MEPF Manager

Rodel oversees all the functions and manages the MEPF design engineering team from a formidable position of knowledge and understanding. He brings his wealth of experience in design and construction management. He has over 35 years experience, which is 6 years in the Philippines and  29 years overseas particularly in Hong Kong, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand. His hands-on design covers mix-use high rise buildings, supermalls, hospitals, schools, housing, research labs, and various infrastructures.

He believes in “Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”


M: +63 92 74 51 23 28


Rosswaldo G. Dimaguila

Testing & Commissioning Manager

Ross has more than 21 years experience in MEPF engineering and construction of which more that 5 years have been spent in running T&C projects. Whilst  working overseas in Dubai, Singapore and Saudi Arabia Ross continued to develop his very significant technical and site skills that our customers now benefit from.

He believes in getting the job done and facing up to the technical challenges as they arise, it’s the only way to deliver customer satisfaction!


M: +63 92 85 20 43 75


Reynaldo C. De Ocampo Jr.

Architectural Services and CAD Manager

Rey has over 18 years of experience in the field of planning and Architecture. Experienced in preparation of schematic and detailed architectural and engineering design, landscape, Interior design, technical specifications and cost estimates. Rey is also responsible for contract administration and project management.

He believes in “Good leaders create a vision, articulate it well and passionately own that vision, then relentlessly drive it to completion.”


M:  +63 91 89 67 90 79

Elisa S. Thoburn

Elisa S. Thoburn

Support Services Manager

Elisa heads the Support Group that comprise the HR, Admin, Purchasing, Logistics, Quality Management System and IT departments.

Backed with 12 years of experience, Elisa has gained proven expertise in leading one of the important part of the organization which is the Support Services. She drives her department to be pro-active, consistent and efficient in providing the highest quality of services to Forsspac and its clients.

Elisa believes “Don’t be pushed by your problems, be led by your determination.”

If you would like to work at Forsspac contact her directly in confidence.


M:   +63 91 78 98 29 57

International Team


Ben Lyons

Assistant Director, International Business Development

Ben oversees all functions of the international sales arm of the business including business planning & strategy, operations, HR, client engagement plans, sales targets & customer satisfaction objectives, legal and contractual matters. He also manages the Global Business Development Team consisting 19 countries in Asia-Pacific, Europe, North & South America.

Coming from a family with 2 generations of experience in the Engineering & Drafting sector, Ben has a wealth of knowledge second nature to the industry.

He believes in “Do it with passion, or not at all.”


M: +61 4 38 95 00 29


Sean Reilly

Director Business Development – Australia

Sean comes to Forsspac with over 20 years of experience in the construction industry across the world. A strong grounding with clients and also management of people will enhance the future growth within the Forsspac Team and develop new relationships to improve the construction cycle.

Sean will oversee all the functions of the Australian sales arm of the business including business planning & strategy, operations, client engagement plans, sales targets & customer satisfaction objectives, legal and contractual matters.

He is passionate about the Staff Culture and Values, Client satisfaction and Quality Product and Delivery. He is always listening to the clients’ needs and exceeding expectations.

He believes in “Strong Lasting Relationships.”


M:   +61 4 03 55 43 06


Scott Jackson

Director Business Development – USA

As the Director of US business development for Forsspac, Scott’s responsibilities are to generate all client relationships, develop full project scope from conception to project turnover, MEP/F and assist as an Architectural pre-construction consultant.  He spent his entire career in the MEP/F contracting and design field. Working up from the ground floor of a 4th generation family MEP/F contracting firm, to helping build and develop several other firms from start-ups to large players in the MEPF industry.

Serving as a business development executive to holding the position of VP in construction, Scott now puts his focus on bringing Forsspac and their capabilities to the forefront of the MEP/F industry in the United States.

Scott believes in the saying “Pay attention to the little things, for you may look back and realize they were the big things.”


M: +01 20 32 85 49 96

Bill Lawlor

Bill Lawlor

Director Business Development – Malaysia

Bill supervises all functions of Forsspac’s international sales arm which include planning & strategy, operations, and client engagement plans among others. He also manages the Quality and Safety aspect on requirements and ensure all respective safety and quality standards both internal and statutory are strictly applied.

Having over 30 years of experience, Bill has worked in varying capacities including Project Coordinator, Project Manager and Commissioning manager on large MEPF projects throughout United Kingdom, Europe, Middle East and South East Asia. His experience include but not limited to the following sectors: Airports, Power Stations, LNG Onshore, Hotel Casinos, Hotel Resorts, Manufacturing Process Facilities, Multi-Purpose Offices, Pharmaceutical R&D Facility, Radioactive Waste Processing & Disposal, Banking and Dealer Floors Facilities.

He believes in his four C’s “Communicate, Coordinate, Collaborate, Consolidate” as projects prerequisite for success.


M:   +60 1 75 92 65 28

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Seymour Greer

Director Business Development – United Kingdom

Seymour joins the company with a wealth of experience in client, project and stakeholder management, gained by working on a wide range of projects in the UK and Internationally, including energy infrastructure, fast-track fit outs for the financial sector, an educational building on behalf of royalty and MOD residential schemes. Having built a career upon the principles of accepting nothing but the best, Seymour’s is well positioned to drive the Forsspac mantra forward in the UK as Director of Business Development, overseeing client engagement business strategy, operations, and customer satisfaction matters.

Seymour firmly believes in taking the time to listen and understand a client’s needs and thrives on collaborative working, reasoned innovation and delivering success.

One of Seymour’s favourite sayings is “Let’s make it happen.”


M:   +44 74 00 30 00 36


Neil Thompson

Director Business Development – Australia

Neil is a business risk mitigation specialist with expertise in the design of “future-proofed” buildings with reduced first capital cost and reduced/fixed operating costs via proven integrated, close-loop systems design methods synthesized from over twenty five years experience in the aerospace, automotive and AEC industries in the USA, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. He is an independent Management Consultant and Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Queensland University of Technology with a research and consulting specialisation in lean design and the integration of building and transport power systems. He has now partnered with Forsspac to deliver a new level of “8D” services to the Australian East Coast AEC market for improved capital and operating cost control from initial concept design through to final building handover and ongoing asset life cycle management.

He believes in Kaizen or continuous improvement whereby big results come from many small changes accumulated over time.


M:   +61 4 24 24 49 50