Turner & Townsend to increase Asia business by relocating leaders to Singapore

By Catherine Sturman
Turner and Townsend has relocated its global head of major programme advisory service Ashley Prail to Singapore in order to strengthen business connecti...

Turner and Townsend has relocated its global head of major programme advisory service Ashley Prail to Singapore in order to strengthen business connections within South and South East Asia.

In particular, this focuses on infrastructure and natural resources. Mark Richards has now been formally assigned as the region’s Managing Director in South East Asia, but will retain executive oversight within the business market in India, having worked within the area for the last three years.

Prail has previously been instrumental in supporting clients within major aviation and rail projects within Asia, alongside mining, oil, gas and property ventures. Richards has also been a strong, global force, incorporating programme management roles within the UK, Kazakhstan and India.

Duncan Stone, Managing Director Asia for Turner & Townsend, said: “Their depth of knowledge and international experience [will lead to] some very significant projects and programmes within infrastructure, property and natural resources puts them in an excellent position to drive and grow the business in the region.”

Through the move, it is hoped that business growth will extend into Malaysia, whilst strengthening business ties within South and South East Asia. Stone added: “the economic outlook in Singapore […] looks positive in the finance and insurance industries with forecasts of 5.9 per cent growth. Wholesale and the retail trade is also expected to record solid growth with higher construction demand from the public sector.” 

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