Noluthando Molao

Associate Director, Johannesburg
It’s imperative to create an environment that encourages diverse team inputs. This diversity makes the difference in driving innovative solutions.
Noluthando Molao
I’m a professional construction project manager registered with the South African SACPCMP. My core responsibility is business development in the public sector specifically in real estate and infrastructure. There is a shortage of professional skills in government and Turner & Townsend is perfectly placed to address these issues through our programme management office, project management, cost management and advisory services.
I’ve got over 15 years’ work experience in the built environment and have received several awards. I’ve also had the privilege to work on some South African iconic projects such as the Gautrain Station Platform Extensions at OR Tambo International Airport. As a woman in a male dominated industry you have to constantly prove that you deserve to be in the position that you are in and work harder to get recognition.

Q. What attracted you to join Turner & Townsend?

A. Turner & Townsend is one of the best professional consultancies in the world. I’m passionate about education and transformation in the built environment. Turner & Townsend shares the same values through the promotion of excellence, education, diversity and creating opportunities for young people.

Q. How do you contribute to Turner & Townsend making a difference?

A. As part of my engagement with the public sector I promote the work we do through the supplier development programme. It’s important for Turner & Townsend to participate in the country’s transformation agenda. In my projects I ensure that there is transfer of skills development and training for interns and graduates from previously disadvantaged communities. I’m also passionate about education and transformation of the built environment where I encourage more female participation and opportunities for young people.

Q. What do you most enjoy most about working at Turner & Townsend?

A. I’m concerned about reports of the backlog of infrastructure and urban development challenges in my country. When there are reports of underspending on approved budgets and I enjoy finding solutions that make a difference. I believe that Turner & Townsend is greatly positioned to provide solutions to some of these planning and delivery challenges. We pull from our global reach, best practice information, systems and the use of over 36 years of local services provision in Africa.

Career highlights

  1. Finalist for two SAPSA Awards

  2. Appointed as Public Sector Lead Real Estate and Infrastructure Associate Director

  3. Received three industry awards

  4. Completion of the OR Tambo Platform Extension project

  5. Joined Turner & Townsend