Leadership


The Executive Board is responsible for the development and management of our overall strategic direction, ensuring the company continues to deliver sustainable value over the long term.

Executive board members 
Vincent-Clancy-

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 70 percent and headcount by 52 percent to 3,660 people across 36 countries. A Chartered Quantity Surveyor by trade, he has in-depth experience of the set-up, procurement and delivery of some of the industry’s most complex major programmes across property, 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 Management Board, Investment Committee and Major Programmes Board.

Tom-Harrison-

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. His experience has covered most aspects of the business through its formative years – specialising in direct inward investment, leading key global accounts on Nissan and Siemens and as Managing Director of the UK, the Middle East and International operations.

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

Jon-White-

Jon White - Managing Director, UK

Jon joined the company in 1997 and the Executive Board in 2010.

He is a Chartered Civil Engineer, and 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. Jon was appointed as Managing Director for Europe in 2007, where he established eleven new offices, pushing into new markets such as Norway, Switzerland, Poland, Kazakhstan and Russia.

Jon is also a Chartered Director and chairs the Knowledge Management Committee.

Jeremy-Lathom-Sharp-

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. His deep expertise in mergers and acquisitions has enabled him to successfully lead the company through the milestones that helped form the group as it stands today.

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

Tim-Wray-

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, where he lived for many years, and our subsequent overseas expansion. From his appointment to the Executive Board in 1994 he has seen turnover grow by more than £330m. He was also instrumental in the change that saw the business transition from a partnership into a PLC in 2008.

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 and leads the CSR Committee.

Gordon-Horsfield-

Gordon Horsfield - Non Executive Director


Gordon joined the Executive Board as our first Non-Executive Director in 2008.

A Chartered Accountant and Company Director, Gordon is a former Director of Operations at PwC. He served as Executive Chairman of Drax Group from 2003, after leading the company to a listing on the London Stock Exchange, and as Non- Executive Chairman from 2006. He has worked in a variety of industrial and service businesses and has regularly engaged in not-for-profit and community activities. He was formerly Chair of the Council of the University of York, from which he holds an honorary doctorate.

Gordon chairs our Audit Committee and is a member of the Remuneration Committee.