Adding to digital firepower with two strategic hires

We have bolstered our UK digital business with the appointment of Dr Ade Awonaike and Christopher Frost as we continue to expand our digital and data-led services for clients.

Dr Awonaike joins as Director of Data and Analytics in our real estate team and Frost is appointed as Director of Data and Analytics to support infrastructure clients.

With a strong background in geo-sciences, geographical information systems (GIS) and data science, Dr Awonaike has previously worked for some of the UK’s leading property and infrastructure companies, including Legal & General, Thames Water and Southern Water. In 2022 he was included in DataIQ’s top 100 influential data and analytics practitioners.

Frost joins from EY, where he served as Data and Technology Lead for Enterprise Risk Management. Over his career he has consistently demonstrated innovative approaches to using data and digitalisation to improve the performance of major programmes.

Commenting on both appointments, Nathan Marsh, Chief Digital Officer, said:

We are delighted to welcome Ade and Christopher to our digital team. Both are highly-skilled, passionate and experienced data leaders who are enormously valuable additions to our industry-leading offer.

"At a time where our sector is looking for new ways to improve efficiency and do more with less, data and digitalisation are essential to this transition. I look forward to working with Ade and Christopher to drive value and transform programme performance for our real estate and infrastructure clients."

Dr Ade Awonaike said:

"I am hugely excited to be joining a business that takes such a leading and proactive role in promoting digitalisation to deliver better outcomes for its clients. There is a great opportunity to create a data-driven culture across the sector ensuring that data is seen as a strategic asset and integrated into all aspects of decision-making processes."

Christopher Frost added:

"Data and digital systems are now integral to driving performance and delivery of major infrastructure programmes. I am delighted to join Turner & Townsend’s digital team and look forward to helping develop and nurture a strong and diverse team of data professionals."

Our digital team includes over 250 experts, helping clients to embed a ‘digital-first’ approach to projects and major programmes. The team offers a wide range of services to help clients create and implement digital strategies to transform programme performance.

For further information contact:

Vicky Shepherd
UK Senior Communications Manager

t: +44 (0) 7814 626680