New Commercial Director for Ireland as Dublin sees construction sector resurgence

Eoin Kenny

Regional Marketing Manager

The senior appointment also coincides with the transition from Healy Kelly Turner & Townsend to be now known as Turner & Townsend to reflect our global reach and show brand unity with other divisions around the world.

Philip Matthews, who is a chartered quantity surveyor with more than two decades experience in Ireland and EMEA, will be based in the Dublin office and responsible for the commercial sector.

He will be leading a talented team, focusing on further growing activity in the commercial, retail and infrastructure sectors while boosting our reputation as a center of excellence in delivering education, healthcare and manufacturing projects in Ireland.

Philip is joined by David Hughes and Ronan Murphy as Associate Directors. David a charted Quantity Surveyor has been based in the Middle East for the past 7 years and returns to Ireland leading our local MEP offering. Ronan also returns from the Middle East and heads up the Infrastructure team.

Mark Kelly, Managing Director, Ireland commented:
“We’re delighted to welcome Philip, David and Ronan to the team. Philip comes with a wealth of experience and deep knowledge of the Irish market. His leadership of the commercial team in our Dublin office will be key to driving our continued growth in Ireland. David and Ronan’s MEP and Infrastructure experience are important additions respectively and will add to our overall service offering”.

“The rebranding of Healy Kelly to Turner & Townsend is reflective of our brand moving forward to acknowledge the maturity, the expertise and diversity of the entire business as a whole as one global business, which is the cornerstone of our branding worldwide.”

Philip Matthews, Commercial Director, added:
“I’m excited at the opportunity of leading the commercial team and creating a group of strong client-focused local professionals to strengthen our presence within the construction sector here in Ireland.
“There’s evidence of both growth and confidence in the Dublin market but much has been centred on fit-outs over the past 18 months. But in the last half year, new construction around commercial and residential has picked up which is an excellent barometer of the pipeline of work to come. Dublin has seen a strong resurgence in activity.”