Richard Peers

Finance Director
My focus is the strong financial performance of Turner & Townsend to support our future sustainable growth.
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I lead the financial management of our business – ensuring financial certainty and improving understanding of commercial performance.

I originally qualified as a Civil Engineer, then worked as a project manager on infrastructure projects. After completing an MBA, he I took on wider operations management roles within the real estate and construction sectors.

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

A. Since joining the company, I have been fortunate to enjoy several roles both in a regional capacity and globally. The highlights for me have been my involvement in many of our major bids, as well as the merger and acquisition activities as part of my roles.

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

A. I have led the implementation of our new financial system, Dynamics 365. It is a complex programme that we are only part way through, but I am pleased that we continue to see the benefits of the investment throughout our business.

Q. How do you see the business developing in the future?

A. Growth is important for us as it both develops our market position and supports great career opportunities for our people. I see our growth continuing and the opportunity to collaborate more with CBRE, our strategic partner, is exciting.

Career highlights

  1. Appointed Group Finance Director and Executive Board member

  2. Appointed UK Finance Director

  3. Joined Turner & Townsend as UK Operations Director

  4. Project Manager, Paddington Bishops Bridge scheme

  5. Joined Symonds Group

  6. Joined Royal Haskoning as a Graduate Engineer