New director appointed in South Africa

  • Tim Cable confirmed as director for the real estate sector, based in Johannesburg
  • Cable is a highly-experienced construction consultant in retail, banking, life sciences, residential, and sport and leisure
  • Brief to drive better outcomes across complex capital spend programmes in Southern Africa

Tim Cable, who is based in Johannesburg and has a long track record working for us, will leverage his more than 16 years’ experience in construction including the retail, banking, life sciences, residential, and sport and leisure sectors in his new role. He will be responsible for further strengthening our long-established presence in Africa.

With expertise gained managing the programme management office at Absa/Barclays, Cable has a broad view of the market and a clear understanding of the importance of aligning a business’s real estate strategy.

He will be instrumental in deploying the our bespoke intelligent Portfolio Management (iPM) - an integrated programme management model that drives better delivery and outcomes across complex capital spend programmes.

We have seen our turnover increase in Africa to £14.3m, and our operating profits by 5.7percent, in the year ended 30 April 2016.

Despite challenges in the mining industry, our performance in Africa has been in line with expectations, with opportunities in real estate remaining strong.

Ian Donaldson, Managing Director for Africa, said: “Tim’s impressive track record and standout leadership qualities continually help us build strong relationships with both clients and our professional teams. I’m delighted he is now heading up such an important sector for our business in Africa, which has seen solid performance over the past few years.”

Tim Cable added: “Real estate in Africa and in particular the office sector in South Africa has significant opportunities within both refurbishment projects of existing space as well as redevelopment of existing sites, with blue chip companies looking to consolidate their current portfolios and leverage off new workplace methodologies.

“The value of such fit-outs is significant and landlords offering a holistic solution as opposed to competing over a clean white space provide a compelling offer to prospective clients. Our expertise in being able to effect high quality outcomes within tight timeframes, combined with a cost effective solution, makes our contribution significant in the overall supply chain.”

For further information, contact:

Cari Drysdale
Associate Director

t: + 27 (0) 11 214 1622

South Africa