New global director appointed to capitalise on downstream opportunities

Sarah-Jane Finlayson

Associate Director


We have appointed Aileen Jamieson as Global Director of Downstream to help drive further business growth, supporting major refineries around the world.

  • Aileen Jamieson named as Global Director of Downstream
  • In addition to her role in the upstream division of Natural Resources, Aileen is now responsible for the downstream sector’s business growth, strategy and marketing
  • With almost two decades of downstream industry experience, Aileen will drive further growth to help refiners deliver capital projects and maintenance turnarounds to optimise safe, reliable and efficient operations

Aileen, who started her career as a chemical engineer, has spent much of her 20 years’ experience in downstream operations, research and consulting.

In her new role based in London, she will be responsible for business growth, strategy and marketing our downstream sector. Since joining in 2010, she has been a Director and Vice President of Natural Resources, and has worked in both Edinburgh and Houston, supporting oil and gas clients across the upstream industry. Aileen will continue to head up the Performance Forum joint industry project, the leading provider of upstream project cost and schedule benchmarking.  

Vincent Clancy, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer said: “We’ve had huge success establishing relationships with some of the world’s biggest oil and gas companies, and the downstream sector presents a significant business opportunity.

“Aileen brings first-class experience and expertise to this new strategic role. Her qualities as a leader and passion to deliver exceptional service to our clients will help us continue building on our strong reputation in natural resources.”

Aileen Jamieson, Global Director of Downstream commented:

“Many refiners now face the inevitable erosion of their refining margins after recent record profits. This presents a significant opportunity to help refiners deliver capital upgrade and de-bottleneck projects as well as maintenance turnarounds to optimise safe, reliable and efficient operations. The challenge for us is to ensure our clients improve their cost and schedule predictability, which is key to assuring operational cash flow.

“My goal is for Turner & Townsend to be recognised as the leading provider of professional services to the downstream industry, delivering predictable outcomes in project and shutdown delivery.”

Aileen Jamieson