Turner & Townsend plans New Zealand expansion

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.  

"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.

The firm has recently been awarded roles in New South Wales and Malaysia.

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