Turner & Townsend appoints project management expert to spearhead New Zealand expansion
Turner & Townsend, a global construction and programme management consultancy, has appointed Ross Dunkerley to the position of Director in order to significantly expand the company’s presence in New Zealand.
Ross Dunkerley has relocated from Turner & Townsend’s Johannesburg office to front the new role, bringing with him more than 25 years’ experience of delivering multi-million pound projects across Africa and the UK for both government and major private businesses.
Anooj Oodit, Managing Director at Turner & Townsend in Australia & New Zealand, said: “Ross Dunkerley’s appointment will help us strengthen an already world-class team and further cement our position as the number one independent project and programme management consultancy in the region.
“His move is timely and coincides with the company’s plans to significantly expand its footprint across New Zealand. The country is a mature market which could benefit from both our local market knowledge and expertise with clients across the globe in infrastructure, property and natural resources.
“Several of our major corporate global clients already work in New Zealand. It was a natural progression for Turner & Townsend to expand the business locally and service these clients.”
Ross Dunkerley, Director at Turner & Townsend, said: “I have worked for the company over the past ten years and as head of its African property division, helping significantly expand its presence across Africa and setting up offices in a number of countries.
“During these years I played a major role in leading high-profile capital expenditure projects including King Shaka International Airport in Durban, the University of Johannesburg Soweto campus, Gautrain expansion project in Johannesburg, property consolidation for Barclays Bank and refurbishment of the Karavia Hotel in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo.
“Turner & Townsend is already a formidable player in the international arena. I’m looking forward to working with the Asia Pacific team to significantly expand the company’s business in New Zealand.”