Our Team

Our expert team

Work in the following fields:
Property, transportation, education, health, government, communications & energy contracts, we support each stage of the project. Driving the whole process while taking care of everything from preparing the brief, analysing & advising on risk.

Appointing the project team, briefing them fully, agreeing and issuing specific procedures plus managing development of phased programmes. Our approach enables us to provide staff with an extensive range of experience of the markets in which they work, coupled with a thorough knowledge of project management’s best practice.

HML brings a fresh approach to how the client’s needs are met and their projects are delivered ahead of programme and under budget. Internationally, we advise our clients on delivery of their projects no matter the scale or complexity, financial modelling, organisational development, training and development management for clients in the Baltics as well as Finland and the UK.

In addition to our substantial planning, development and project management backgrounds, HML has founded and advised on property management, public and privately funded projects as well as consultation to other groups.
HML markets are Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Ireland and the UK.

Leo O Neill

Founder & Chairman of the board

Leo O Neill founded HML Project Management in order to provide a complete set of professional project management services to businesses and organizations seeking to gain operational efficiencies and capture bottom-line results. Leo has over 20 years experience of project management and brings a fresh approach to how the client’s needs are met, ensuring their projects are delivered ahead of programme and under budget. Internationally, Leo advises clients on delivery of their projects no matter the scale or complexity, financial modelling, organisational development, training and development management for clients in the Baltics as well as Finland, Poland, UK and Ireland.

leo[at]hml.ee  +372 5697 0480 

Hanna O Neill

Founder & Member of the Board

Hanna is the Co-Founder of the company and Member of the Board. She is looking after the company’s accounts and finances along side with the CEO.

hanna[at]hml.ee +372 605 6417

Kevin Ellis

Senior Consultant

Kevin brings more than 30 years of practical, hands-on industry experience to every project he is involved with. His expertise encompasses various sectors of the construction industry.  Many of his commissions in recent years have been on very complex or larger-scale, multi-million euro projects. Kevin’s years of experience and formal training have cultivated his excellent working knowledge of the construction industry with the ability to provide valuable advice and strategy during both the design and construction phases. Kevin is responsible for supporting the strategic direction of the company while supporting the CEO and project staff throughout the company.

kevin[at]hml.ee +372 605 6417

Mark Coutts

Senior Project Manager

Mark has over 30 years of experience in the construction and resource industry. He has worked on major infrastructure projects, civil works (structural and earthworks), marine operations, drainage and piping installations, and vehicular operations.

Mark has a proven record in leading teams to meet delivery targets. He brings confidence to projects, having worked on large, complex infrastructure projects and focus on work health and safety.

mark[at]hml.ee  +372 5470 0890 

Igor Ikonnikov

Senior Project Manager

Igor Ikonnikov is a Project Manager with experience in construction industry in different roles: Subcontractor, General Contractor to Client Representative. For this reason, Igor knows how to find common language with all parties in the construction process. He has been working for 12 years in construction businesses. Igor has a civil engineer diploma from TKK University of Applied Sciences and has participated continuously on different management and engineering trainings in Estonia. Igor speaks Estonian, English, Russian and Ukrainian.

igor[at]hml.ee +372 5346 3411

Inessa Parinskaja

Key Account Manager

Inessa is an experienced Project Manager at HML. On top of her other projects, starting from 2022 she is the Key Account Manager for one of our biggest clients.

inessa[at]hml.ee  +372 5697 0521 

Jegor Rozanov

Assistant Project Manager/ Junior Planner  

Jegor helps our project managers set up projects, monitor deadlines, effective communication with all project stakeholders, documentation management, reporting and all other relevant areas of work.

From April 2023, Jegor has taken on the role of Junior Project Planner. This role involves supporting the Project Managers with the production of programmes for Design, Procurement, Construction, Installation & Commissioning activities for each project from tender through to completion; also reviewing the progress of programmes on a regular cycle and management reporting as and when required.

jegor[at]hml.ee +372 5350 5003

Berno Liebenberg

Quantity Surveyor

Berno is an qualified quantity surveyor with previous experience in the structural steel field. He holds a B.Sc from University of the Free State in South Africa and has completed also a project management course.

berno[at]hml.ee  +372 5431 0256 

Rein Lilienthal

BIM Manager

Rein is a Structural Engineer with over 8 years of experience in the construction industry. He is an experienced BIM modeler and design project manager.

rein[at]hml.ee  +372 527 3695 

Julia Fen


Julia is an Architect at the HML Tallinn office. She has a masters degree from University of Construction and Architecture in Kiev, Ukraine. She has almost twenty years of experience working as an Architect on various international projects relating to different fields of Architecture and Design, including corporate offices, hospitality and healthcare facilities, shopping malls, and apartment buildings.

Her most favoured programmes are Revit and Photoshop and she also utilizes ArchiCAD and AutoCAD. She speaks Russian, English and Ukrainian. 

julia[at]hml.ee  +372 5194 8082 

Ali Faradzhev

Health and Safety Specialist

Ali is HML Project Management expert on occupational health, safety and environmental engineering. He has over 15 years of experience in improving operational outcomes and company culture through a strategic application of relevant standards, employee training and education, and infrastructure improvement.  His main tasks are pinpointing risk scenarios, with the aim of contributing to the safety of employees, visitors, and members of the public.

Ali is also NEBOSH certified.

ali[at]hml.ee  +372 5481 0511 

Marius Lisovskis

Project Manager (Lithuanian office)

Marius joined HML Project Management in July 2015 and heads the Lithuanian HML branch office. He is tasked with liaising with clients and reporting progress, supervising contracted staff, meeting subcontractors, making safety inspections and ensuring construction and site safety, checking and preparing site reports, designs and drawings, maintaining quality control procedures. Sourcing new clients accounts and excellent customer service. Marius holds  Bachelor’s Degree in Law and Management and a Master’s Degree in Business Law faculty of Mykolas Romeris University.

marius[at]hmlprojects.lt +370 6724 7322

Gabriele Grusiene

Architect (Lithuanian office)

Gabriele is the lead architect with HML, based in our Lithuanian office. She is responsible for design management involving: code application, design development, MEP coordination, process support coordination, construction documents, Sketch Up, Revit, 3DS MAX 3D modelling, structural engineering; preconstruction services. Plus site analysis and selection, feasibility studies, conceptual design, master planning, equipment planning and analysis; project administration: permitting, value analysis, document coordination and excellent customer service. Gabriele holds a Bachelor´s Degree in Civil Engineering and Master’s Degree in Architecture, both from Vilnius Gediminas Technical University.

gabriele[at]hmlprojects.lt +370 6242 3206

Sandra Soidla

Operations Manager

Sandra is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the business to ensure it runs smoothly and efficiently.

sandra[at]hml.ee  +372 5906 6644