Country Manager appointment boosts Qatar team

We have appointed Stephen McCartney as Country Manager for Qatar. Stephen will lead a team of more than 70 professionals to drive continued growth in the region.

Prior to joining us, Stephen was Managing Director for SIP Group in China delivering significant growth over a 12 year period. He has more than 20 years of global experience, having also previously served as Commercial Manager for Mivan in Ireland, and Commercial Director Africa and Asia Pacific Country Manager for Taylor Woodrow Construction. 
Stephen McCartney commented: “Turner & Townsend has firmly established itself in the Qatar market and has grown significantly in the past six years, thanks to the successes of my predecessor Graeme Baxter and his team.

“I am excited to be taking the baton, and will use my global experience and understanding of the local market to ensure Turner & Townsend continues to be a valued and trusted advisor to major development schemes in Qatar.”

Mike Collings, Middle East Managing Director, added: “We are delighted to welcome Stephen to Turner & Townsend.

“He arrives at a key time in the evolution of Qatar’s construction industry – with many of the Q2022 infrastructure projects nearing completion and strong activity in the property sector.

“With Stephen in place we are well positioned to make the transition from working on maturing infrastructure projects to supporting the delivery of property projects that will facilitate a successful World Cup and help meet the country’s increasing demand for property.”

Stephen takes the reins from Graeme Baxter, who is moving to support our growing UAE operation.