Alex (Sandy) McMillan

Sandy McMillan

Prior to resigning to pursue his own interests, Sandy was a Director and Chief Operating Officer of businesses providing development, development management, project management and advisory services throughout EMEA.  His experience in construction and real estate spans 35+ years with the last 15 years in international markets. His international experience includes developments in a wide range of countries and cultures in Western, Central and Eastern Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.

His early experience was in heavy civil engineering, but for the last 20+ years he has operated in the building sector for both commercial and public clients.  He has managed and/or provided advice on a wide range of developments including: mixed use developments; retail shopping centres and retail parks; offices and business parks; hotel and hospitality; public buildings; residential and, industrial and distribution.

In addition to managing developments, he recognises the increasing commercial pressures faced by business and has taken a lead in the application of technologies and processes to achieve operating efficiencies, with improved quality and staff satisfaction.


  • Development Management and Consulting
  • Project Management
  • Relocation/Migration Management
  • Project Audit, Due Diligence and Monitoring
  • Training
  • Processes, procedures and the application of technology


  • Bachelor of Science (BSc)
  • Master of Engineering (MEng)
  • Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (MICE)
  • Chartered Engineer (CEng)
  • Member of the Association for Project Management (MAPM)


Sandy is the publisher of the Project Management Insight Blog.


A selection of Sandy’s experience is provided below:


Mixed Use Development

Tripoli Gardens, Libya

Heron Parc, Lille, France

Heron Parc, Lille, France

Cisco Paris Reconfiguration

Cisco Paris Reconfiguration, France

Leopolis Shopping Centre, Ukraine

Leopolis Shopping Centre, Ukraine

Development Management

  • Tripoli Gardens Mixed Use Development, Tripoli, Libya
  • Mansoora Plaza Mixed Use Development, Tripoli, Libya
  • Mansoora City, Mixed Use Development, Tripoli, Libya
  • Leopolis Shopping Centre, Lviv, Ukraine
  • Obolon Shopping Centre, Kiev, Ukraine
  • Souk Ispan Shopping Centre, Tripoli, Libya

Project Management

  • Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sultanate of Oman
  • Heron Parc, Lille, France
  • Adgar Plaza Office Development, Warsaw, Poland
  • Newcastle Business Park, UK
  • Scottish Record Office, Edinburgh, UK

Relocation/Migration Management

  • Acquisition of building off plan and relocation of 1,400 civil servants, Edinburgh, UK
  • Various relocation projects up to 3,000m2 in Western, Central and Eastern Europe and the Middle East for businesses such as: Cisco Systems; Nortel Networks; Deloitte & Touche; Exxon Mobil; Software AG; and, others.

Programme Management

  • Roll out programme for Burger King Drive Thru restaurants throughout Poland

Construction Management

  • Morgan Stanley European HQ, Canary Wharf, London, UK


Nasicecement, Croatia

Nasicecement, Nasice, Croatia

Carlton Hotel Complex, Bratislava

Carlton Hotel Complex, Bratislava, Slovakia

Manufaktura Shopping Centre

Manufaktura Shopping Centre, Poland

Park Hyatt Hotel, Istanbul

Park Hyatt Hotel, Istanbul, Turkey

Development Consulting

  • Business planning for resort development near Tangier, Morocco
  • Feasibility Studies for various shopping centres in Western Ukraine
  • Feasibility Studies for optical fibre manufacturing plant, Moscow, Russia
  • Investment Prospectuses for 5* hotel development and a mixed use development, both Libya
  • Feasibility Studies for brownfield site re-development, Poznań, Poland

Due Diligence and Project Audit

  • 5* Hotel Development, Budapest, Hungary
  • Carlton Hotel Complex, Bratislava, Slovakia

Project Monitoring/Loan Monitoring

  • Cement Plants in Chełm, Poland, and Nasice, Croatia.
  • Manufaktura Shopping Centre, Łódź, Poland
  • Gdansk Grain Terminal, Poland
  • Corinthia Alfa Hotel, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Adgar Business Centre, Warsaw, Poland
  • Park Hyatt Hotel, Istanbul, Turkey

Information Technology

  • Development of cost management and project accounting web application
  • Development of Wiki with corporate procedures and processes for a geographically diverse organisation
  • Implementation of project collaboration web application


  • Project Management Training for Polish Airports Authority
  • Project Management Training for GTC, Poland

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