I am really excited by the potential for Turner & Townsend to help shape a better construction industry as we enter a period of significant change.
Vincent graduated with a degree in construction economics and is a chartered quantity surveyor. He has in-depth experience around the set up and procurement of major programmes and has worked across the real estate, infrastructure and natural resources markets.
He is recognised for his expertise and understanding of the global construction industry. Contributing to a number of industry groups and currently sitting on the Construction Leadership Council, he has twice been named Building CEO of the year.
Vincent joined Turner & Townsend in 1989. He became managing director of its UK cost management business in 2000 and was given responsibility for driving its international business in 2005. Vincent was made CE0 in 2008, which he combined with the Chairman's role in 2015. During his period as CEO the business has grown fourfold and now employs more than 6,000 people in 45 countries.
Q. How has your career at Turner & Townsend developed?
A. I joined Turner & Townsend just after graduating in 1989 and after a spell leading our London office became head of cost management. I then led the expansion of our international business before being appointed chief executive in 2008 and Chairman in 2015.
Q. Which project are you most proud of being involved in at Turner & Townsend?
A. Inland Revenue Nottingham - at the time in the early 90s this was one of the largest projects in the UK. It taught me how great collaboration across the whole of the supply chain can drive great performance. It was also was a path finder in terms of off site construction and low carbon design. Both of which I remain passionate about today.
Q. How do you see the business developing over the next five years?
A. I see the next five years as being an inflection point for the construction industry as we reinvent how we deliver. I want Turner & Townsend to lead industry change by setting the standard for how major programmes are initiated and delivered. To do this we will invest further to develop our global capability, our service model and our people.
Appointed Chairman and CEO2015
Appointed Executive Board2002
Appointed cost management Managing Director2000
Joined Turner & Townsend after graduating1989