Turner & Townsend appoints three new directors to growing China

Turner & Townsend has responded to a 17% growth in its Chinese business by appointing three new directors. 

Despite the recent slowdown in China’s economy, the cost and project management consultancy has expanded its workforce by 35% across its six Chinese offices during the past year.

After 18 years in China, the firm says it is now achieving "sustainable growth" there.

It has won work for a number of car-makers, including Infiniti, Jaguar Land Rover, Mercedes and Aston Martin, and its Macau-based team is working on the construction of the Bella Vista and Star River housing projects.

The new directors are Derek Moir, Chunzi Yin (pictured) and Channi Matharu. 

Moir, who has more than 25 years’ experience in project management, joins the Beijing team and will specialise in commercial end users.

Chunzi Yin also joins the Beijing office. She has worked as a construction manager for 14 years.

Matharu assumes the role of director of planning and project controls in Hong Kong. He has spent 30 years in project management, management contracting, planning and claims analysis.

Nick Townsend, Turner & Townsend’s managing director for north-east Asia, said: "We’re now achieving sustainable growth in China which is a testament to our ability to adapt to changing client needs and shifting market conditions.

"These senior appointments will reinforce our offering within the region and ensure that clients gain access to a global network of skills and expertise, locally.

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