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J Johnston – Basil Read Holdings

J Johnston.

Eng, Pr Eng, BSc (Civ Eng), MICE, MSAICE.

Executive Officer: Construction.

Basil Read Holdings Ltd.

Originating from Scotland, he attended Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh where he obtained a BSc in Civil Engineering in the mid-1970s. He decided to visit South Africa in 1975 to start work as a young engineer with Basil Read. He worked on numerous construction projects in South and Southern Africa including Sasol 2, the initial works of Jwaneng Diamond Mine, Mmabatho Airport and he was worked over the years on projects in Mozambique, Zambia, Malawi, Botswana, Kenya, Sierra Leone and throughout South Africa. He is an Executive Officer of Basil Read and he is currently responsible for the R4.5 billion St Helena Airport project, as well as the entire construction division. .


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