As the son of Gebal Group’s founder, Walid Charawani, Alex grew up immersed in the culture of the company from a young age. With more than 25 year’s experience working in the UAE, Alex has witnessed the dramatic transformation of the country and the huge development of our company that has accompanied it. When not in one of Gebal’s offices or on site, Alex can normally be found on the golf course, or trying in vain to keep up with his two young kids…..
Our Design Director
Carina Gallacher is the most qualified Play Industry Expert in the Middle East With over 26 years in the Play Industry, Carina has a real understanding of the technical detail, installation and
maintenance implications of designed schemes. She has practical experience of initiating & project
managing the design and development of play spaces;- her play areas have won British Design Awards in Design & Sustainability.
She has written play strategies for the British Government and has extensive experience of community engagement and working with schools.
Qualified on the International Register of Play Inspectors (RPII) and also an International Green Flag Judge she is recognised as a leading expert in
managing Green Spaces & Parks around the world. Having worked with organisations such as
Cabe Space, Play England, Fields in Trust, National Children’s Bureau, Carina is often called as a guest speaker at international conferences to give strategic
direction and focus within the Play Industry.
Carina has 2 boys, well 3 if you count her `pilot’ husband, and when not travelling loves painting, reading, creative upcycling, yoga and dance.