Turner & Townsend targets growth in Qatar and Asia with senior appointments

UK consultant Turner & Townsend has announced two senior appointments to expand its business in Qatar and northeast Asia.

Stephen McCartney, the new country manager for Qatar, will lead a team of more than 70 professionals to drive growth there. He joins from SIP Group in China, where he was managing director.

Stephen McCartney is Turner & Townsend’s new country manager for Qatar (Turner & Townsend)

McCartney takes the reins from Graeme Baxter, who is moving to support Turner & Townsend’s UAE operation.

McCartney commented: "Turner & Townsend has firmly established itself in the Qatar market and has grown significantly in the past six years, thanks to the successes of my predecessor Graeme Baxter and his team."

Turner & Townsend’s Middle East managing director, Mike Collings, said the appointment comes as the focus of Qatar’s construction industry moves from infrastructure to property.

"With Stephen in place we are well positioned to make the transition from working on maturing infrastructure projects to supporting the delivery of property projects that will facilitate a successful World Cup and help meet the country’s increasing demand for property," he said.

Rodney Moulder becomes head of infrastructure for northeast Asia (Turner & Townsend)

Turner & Townsend has also appointed Rodney Moulder as head of infrastructure for northeast Asia. He has had a 14-year career with Turner & Townsend in the UK working on power and infrastructure projects.

Nick Townsend, the firm’s managing director for northeast Asia, said: "Turner & Townsend has established a reputation for delivering complex major programmes globally. Rodney’s appointment will reinforce our offering in northeast Asia, help develop our existing client relationships and drive further growth in this exciting region."

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