Turner & Townsend strengthens senior team in North America to drive growth in infrastructure
Global professional services company Turner & Townsend has made two senior appointments in North America to drive growth of the business’ infrastructure and program management capability.
Global professional services company Turner & Townsend has made two senior appointments in North America to drive growth of the business’ infrastructure and programme management capability.
Thomas Topolski has joined Turner & Townsend as Executive Vice President responsible for expanding the North American infrastructure business across transportation, utilities and power.
Previously President of International for Louis Berger, and with more than 30 years’ experience in operations and strategic planning across international markets, Thomas will sit on the Global Infrastructure Board as well as the Americas Board of Turner & Townsend.
At the same time, Anthony Sanger, with more than 30 years of experience in large and mega programmes has been appointed Senior Vice President and Director of Programme Management and Controls for North America. In his new role, Anthony will oversee Turner & Townsend’s Programme Management capability across infrastructure as well as for real estate and natural resources assignments.
Prior to joining Turner & Townsend, Anthony was Vice President and Technical Director within the Programme and Construction Management business at AECOM and has directly managed large and mega programmes worldwide including Saadiyat Island (UAE), Jeddah Storm Water Program (Saudi Arabia) and General Electric Properties Programme Management (UK & Europe).
Turner & Townsend’s North America business delivered strong growth in 2016 / 2017, with revenue increasing to US$96.8m. Within infrastructure, the business has invested in its asset management capability through a new partnership with AMCL, and attracted a number of new landmark clients including Houston Airport and New York Power Authority.
Murray Rowden, Managing Director for the Americas and Global Head of Infrastructure at Turner & Townsend, comments:
“Our focus on integrated program delivery and end-to-end asset management has bolstered our strong infrastructure client base in North America and delivered notable business growth, especially in aviation, state transport and power. Thomas and Anthony’s appointments to the senior team will strengthen our hand in the sector, and support the development of our offer in the market.”
Commenting on his appointment, Thomas Topolski said:
“As Governments and asset owners across North America look to upgrade aging infrastructure to leverage growth, there is huge demand for lifecycle asset management and programme management to ensure capital investment delivers the long term returns as well as the greatest public benefits.
“As we expand our reach across the continent, Turner & Townsend is well placed to build on this momentum and secure higher levels of performance across large complex programmes and projects in aviation, rail, power and utilities.”