UK-based Turner & Townsend, a global programme management and construction consultancy, said it has hired a senior director in Qatar and added two new associate directors following significant business growth and a doubling of the head count over the past 18 months.
Stephen Carroll, who has 22 years of experience in commercial and cost management, takes up the role as director in the property division.
A chartered member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Stephen has spent the last decade in senior management positions in South Africa, said a statement from the company.
He was appointed a partner of one of Africa’s leading quantity surveying consultancies at the age of just 34 and by the age of 40 was a director at a public construction firm, before setting up his own project and construction cost company in 2013, it stated.
Turner & Townsend Qatar has also added two associate directors to its property team. Rathband Paul has been recruited alongside Helen Caress, who has been promoted internally.
This follows strong business growth, particularly in the property sector, which has seen a significant rise in turnover over the last 12 months.
The international consultancy has almost doubled its head count in the Gulf state from 62 at the end of 2014 to 117 in April this year.
Stephen McCartney, the country manager for Turner and Townsend Qatar, said: "We’re delighted to have Carroll on board. He has an excellent track record in cost and commercial management, having been involved in some of the largest property developments in South Africa."
“His entrepreneurial experience running his own consultancy will bring added expertise in driving further business growth in the property sector. We also welcome two new associate directors, who are indicative of our rapid rise in resource capability,” he added.
On his new role, Carroll said: "It’s an enormous privilege to be joining a global leader in construction and programme management and to have the opportunity to work as a senior leader of a highly successful property team."
Turner & Townsend is a specialist in programme management, project management, cost management and consulting across the property, infrastructure and natural resources sectors.
With 90 offices in 38 countries, the company draws on its extensive global and industry experience to manage risk while maximising value and performance during the construction and operation of its clients’ assets.