Our leadership

Our executive board develops and manages our strategic direction, ensuring the company continues to deliver long-term sustainable value.

Vincent Clancy - Chief Executive Officer

Vincent joined Turner & Townsend in 1989 and was appointed to the Executive Board in 2002.

He has set the strategic direction of the business as Chief Executive Officer since 2008. In that time he has overseen a period of steady growth and global diversification, growing turnover by nearly 80 percent and headcount by 80 percent to 4,000 people across 38 countries. A chartered quantity surveyor, he has in-depth experience of the set-up, procurement and delivery of the industry’s most complex major programmes across real estate, infrastructure and natural resources.

Vincent takes an active and leading role in the strategic direction of the business, taking part in all Regional Boards, the Executive Board, Management Board, Investment Committee, Partnership Committee, Finance Committee and Major Programmes Board.

Tom Harrison - Chief Operating Officer

Tom started his career at Turner & Townsend in 1974, joined the Board in 1995 and was appointed Chief Operating Officer in 2008.

Tom’s background is in construction consultancy, both project and cost management. He has a depth of experience covering most aspects of the business, specialising in direct inward investment. Tom has previously lead the UK and Middle East regions as Managing Director.

He currently chairs the Risk, Health and Safety and IT committees and is responsible for delivery quality.

Jon White - Managing Director, UK

Jon joined the company in 1997 and the Executive Board in 2010 and is a chartered civil engineer and chartered director. He began his career as a graduate engineer for a major UK contractor before moving into project management. He was responsible for leading our London project management team, achieving a 40 percent year-on-year growth in headcount, and later for leading our project management division across the UK. Appointed as Managing Director for Europe in 2007, Jon led the establishment of 11 new offices, pushing into new markets such as Norway, Switzerland, Poland and Russia. In 2014, he became Managing Director for the UK.

Murray Rowden - Managing Director

Murray joined Turner & Townsend in 1990, and was appointed to the Executive Board in 2015.

As global Managing Director of infrastructure he is responsible for setting our strategic direction in the sector. Since his appointment he has led the division to deliver some of the largest and most complex major infrastructure programmes around the world.

In 2014 Murray was also appointed as Chairman of industry improvement body Constructing Excellence.       

Jeremy Lathom-Sharp - Finance Director

Jeremy joined the company and Executive Board in 2000.

He is a qualified chartered accountant with extensive corporate finance experience across the professional services and engineering industries and deep expertise in mergers and acquisitions.

Jeremy is responsible for the financial management of the business, including strategic and financial planning and control, and heads up the global finance support service.

Tim Wray - Chairman

Tim joined the company in 1971 and became Chairman in 1999.

A chartered surveyor, he was responsible for building our first overseas business in South Africa, and our subsequent overseas expansion. From his appointment to the Executive Board in 1994, he has seen turnover grow by more than £350m.

Tim chairs the Executive Board and Remuneration Committee and champions the Chairman’s Group, a staff network that encourages innovation. He is a passionate supporter of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and leads the CSR Committee.