From left to right:
Jeremy Lathom-Sharp Finance Director, James Dand Chief Operating Officer, Patricia Moore Managing Director, UK, Jon White Non-Executive Director, Vincent Clancy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Sean Christie Non-Executive Director, Murray Rowden Managing Director, Americas and Global Head of Infrastructure
It is three years since we converted back to a partnership structure. During that time, we have continued to evolve our model to ensure working as a partnership underpins long term investment, reinforces collaboration on a global and scale and importantly makes us an attractive destination for talent. This year we have invited 13 people to become partners in the business as part of our investment in talent.
We have had a busy year managing succession, with several changes taking place at a leadership level. Patricia Moore has joined the Executive Board and been made Regional Managing Director of the UK business. She replaces Jon White who has retired as an executive but remains on the Executive Board as a Non-Executive Director. Stephen McCartney has relocated from the Middle East to become Regional Managing Director, Africa. Stephen replaces Ian Donaldson who has retired from the business after 30 years. I am grateful for the immense contributions from both Jon and Ian and wish them well for the future. Steve McGuckin has become Global Head of Client Programmes to drive development of innovative client solutions, furthering our investment in our global accounts. He is succeeded in his role as Managing Director, Global Real Estate by Neil Bullen.
These changes are part of a three year succession plan involving the renewal of our front line management team around the world. We have a new Chief Operating Officer, six new Regional Managing Directors and new leads for real estate and natural resources. I am confident this team is well equipped with the energy and experience to bring Turner & Townsend through the next stages of our development. It is a great testimony to our work on talent development that we have been able to make these changes seamlessly and largely with individuals who joined us as part of our graduate programme or in the early part of their careers.
Elsewhere we have maintained strong continuity on our Management and Operations Boards which are responsible for the day to day execution of strategy across our regions.
I believe with an energised and committed leadership team we are ready to tackle the challenges that lie ahead in the coming year. We know that our shared passion around delivery, for working together as one business and doing business with integrity provides us with a strong platform for future success.
This year, we appointed eight new partners and a record 151 new associate directors and directors from within our ranks. We also enacted succession plans following the planned retirement of senior partners including Chairman, Tim Wray, and Chief Operating Officer, Tom Harrison – both of whom I thank for their dedication to the business over many decades.
I am excited for what the coming year brings, and look forward to working with people across the globe to build a long-term, responsible business based on strong decision-making and continued excellence.
This content is part of the Annual review 2017/2018