UK consultant Turner & Townsend (T&T) has appointed Ross Dunkerley (pictured) to the position of director with the aim of expanding the company’s presence in New Zealand.
Dunkerley will relocate from T&T’s Johannesburg office, where he has worked for the past decade as head of the African property division.
Dunkerley said: "I will be exploring opportunities for the business in the health, education, banking, IT and infrastructure sectors to expand T&T’s client base and become the number one trusted partner in the delivery of high-value projects and programmes in New Zealand.
Anooj Oodit, managing director of T&T in Australia and New Zealand, said: "The country is a mature market that could benefit from both our local market knowledge and expertise with clients across the globe in infrastructure, property and natural resources. Â
"Several of our major corporate global clients already work in New Zealand. It was a natural progression for T&T to expand the business locally and service these clients."
T&T is currently working on several major projects in New Zealand including Christchurch Hospital and Auckland Airport and has acquired Australian project manager Thinc.