Jon White

Non-Executive Director
I am passionate about the success of Turner & Townsend and the value we provide to our clients.
Jon is currently a non-executive director and attributes the success of Turner & Townsend to integrity, inclusivity, collaboration and the development of our talent.  

Jon graduated as a civil engineer and after 15 years working for a large UK contractor he joined Turner & Townsend in 1997. 

After leading our London Project Management team, Jon was responsible for our UK Project Management unit before spending seven years as Managing Director of our Europe Region and then three years as Managing Director, UK. Jon was appointed to the Executive Board in 2010 and became a non-executive director in 2018.

Q. How has your career at Turner & Townsend developed?

A. I was recruited as a senior project manager in our London office. I was fortunate to later lead the growth of this team from about 20 to 200 staff. After a short period leading our UK PM Unit, I became Managing Director of our Europe region, growing businesses in the Netherlands, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Poland, Austria and Russia. Later I became MD of our UK business, growing our team to over 2,000 staff.

Q. How do you see the business developing over the next five years?

A.  I believe that digital technology will change the way that we work and increase the value we add to our clients. Notwithstanding the changes that technology will facilitate I believe our success will still be built on integrity, inclusivity and collaboration.

Career highlights

  1. Appointed as a non-executive director of the Board

  2. Appointed Managing Director UK

  3. Appointed to Executive Board

  4. Appointed Managing Director Europe

  5. Joined Turner & Townsend