Murray Rowden

Regional Managing Director, Americas and Global Head of Infrastructure
My number one job is to build careers and help future generations realise their ambitions.
Murray leads Turner & Townsend's business across the Americas region encompassing operations in the USA, Canada, Mexico and Latin America.

As a member of the global leadership team, Murray is responsible for developing our business in the transport, power, utilities and defence sectors. He is passionate about sharing global best practice within the business and out into the market.

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

A. During almost 30 years with the business, I've had the opportunity to work on a number of the world’s most complex major programmes and projects. Through working with forward-thinking clients I've gained experience in alternative delivery models, the adoption of a programmatic approach and the fundamentals of what is required to set up major projects for success. I've worked with clients and industry in developing performance-based delivery models on capital investment and asset management programmes. Through my experience, and as part of the company’s leadership team, I have worked to develop the company’s strategy to become the world’s leading advisor on asset and capital programmes.

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

A. Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport in London is a career milestone for me.  T5 broke new ground in its delivery and procurement, it shaped new thinking in the industry and continues to offer a way of working that delivers better results. At T5 the mantra was 'History in the Making.'  You can see the influence that the model has had on the industry.

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

A. Continuing to increase our global presence and success, particularly in the Americas - a huge market heralding significant spend across all sectors.  We continue to get involved earlier and earlier on major projects and programmes as clients see the value we bring, our global experience, insights and data.

Career highlights

  1. Regional Managing Director Americas and Global Head of Infrastructure

    2016
  2. Appointed to the Executive Board

    2015
  3. Global Head of Infrastructure

    2012
  4. Managing Director, Infrastructure (UK region)

    1999
  5. Joined Turner & Townsend as a graduate in the Glasgow office

    1990