Five senior appointments as Turner & Townsend seeks Middle East expansion

Consultant Turner & Townsend has made five appointments to its Middle East senior management team as it seeks continued growth in the region.

Adam Ralph becomes UAE country manager, having supported the evolution of the company’s Middle East business over the last eight years. He will lead a team of some 330 professionals in Dubai and Abu Dhabi offices, responsible for business growth.

Hudson Fountain takes over as real estate lead for the region as head of Middle East real estate and project management. He has more than 20 years of international experience having worked for constructors before moving into consultancy.

Gary Haldane has been appointed as head of infrastructure and programme advisory in the Middle East.

On the contract services side, Ali Al-Ashbal has joined as director of contract services in the Middle East. A civil engineer, Al Ashbal’s career has focused on contract, claims management and dispute resolution with over 20 years’ experience in the UK, Europe and the Middle East.

In Oman, Andrew Quinn has been promoted to country manager with responsibility for business expansion in the region and supporting the sultanate’s objectives in nationalisation and alternative energy. He takes over who will continue to lead contract services in the Middle East.

Alan Talabani, regional managing director for the Middle East, said: “Over the last ten years, our Middle East business has seen exponential growth. I’m delighted to welcome Adam, Ali, Andrew, Hudson and Gary into their new roles and look forward to supporting them with the exciting opportunities that lie ahead.”

Image: Downtown Dubai with Burj Khalifa (David Rodrigo/Unsplash)

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