Ronald Heegsma

Associate Director, Amsterdam
It fills me with pride to see what we’ve achieved over the last years and that I’ve been able to contribute to this success.
Ronald Heegsma
My role is to lead the programme and project management department in our office. The main goal is to achieve and sustain high quality service for our clients. I also support the development of the team and set them up for a successful career.
I joined Turner & Townsend 13 years ago as an assistant cost manager. We’ve grown to over 80 people and a completely different business, active across all sectors and providing a full range of services. I’ve been exposed to many of services such as cost management, QuanTTum, project and programme management as well as technical advisory services.

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

A. I’m passionate about delivering service excellence and want to do a great job for the clients we work for at all times. There is no reason why they wouldn’t come back to us again when they have other opportunities. I’m an ambassador of the quality theme in our office and hopefully I lead by example.

Q. What's your typical day?

A. My day always starts with a cup of coffee and a good morning to my colleagues. I start to plan the day, prioritise actions and address the most important emails. I like to plan the 'difficult thinking' activities in the morning as my brain works best then and use the afternoon for delivery, meetings, interviews and catch ups with my team.  

Q. What is the emerging trend in your industry specialism and how are you responding to this?

A. One of my specialisms is the automotive industry. Future mobility will be driven by trends such electrified, shared and connected and will impact the dealership landscape in terms of volume, scale and complexity. We need to understand how we can adapt our service delivery model to align with what is happening in the market.

Career highlights

  1. Promoted to Associate Director

  2. Participated in the Global Leadership Programme

  3. Participated in the Global Talent Programme

  4. Joined Turner & Townsend