Mark Wainwright

Managing Director, Johannesburg
Helping miners deliver best outcomes in development programmes is at the heart of what we do.
Mark Wainwright
As global head of the mining and metals group, my remit is to grow the business through our existing key accounts and major programmes, to develop services in line with market needs and to provide assurance that the sector is delivering value to our client base.

Since starting Turner & Townsend in 2012, I've been involved with opening the business in new territories, such as Latin America and bringing new services to market. 

I have a MA from Queens College Cambridge and an MBA from the University of Cape Town.

Q. What attracted you to join Turner & Townsend?

A. The chance to work for a company I knew well and the chance to build a business.

Q. Which project are you most proud of being involved in at Turner & Townsend?

A. The project I'm most proud of is the Anglo American Los Bronces mining project in Santiago, Chile. This launched our entire Latin American practice.

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

A. Whilst growth to date has been phenomenal, this will continue as services develop particularly in the advisory space. With the rebound in commodity prices, we can expect stronger performance form the natural resource sector.


Career highlights

  1. Opening up the Latin American, European and UK practices

    July 2013
  2. Taking the sector to its highest ever size in the financial year

    April 2014
  3. Rebuilding the practice post the commodity price crash