Professional services firm Turner & Townsend has appointed David Whysall as UK infrastructure managing director.
Whysall, who has worked for the firm for 14 years, has previously managed major project delivery teams on high profile programmes including Heathrow Airport’s transformation, High Speed 2 and Crossrail.
Turner and Townsend managing director Patricia Moore, who moved from Whysall’s into the role of managing director last month, said: “Over 14 years with Turner & Townsend, David has already made a significant impact in shaping the future of our business. He has always worked to ensure we look to the future.
“David is respected in the industry not only for his ability to solve complex problems but as a progressive thinker and champion of a better infrastructure sector. I am delighted that he is taking on the role of UK Infrastructure MD at a very exciting time for our business.”
The infrastructure business, covering the transport, power, utilities and defence sectors, has seen 20% year on year growth over the past 3 years with turnover reaching £100m in 2017/18. Whysall, who has been on the Infrastructure leadership team for six years, will manage a 900-strong team across the UK and Ireland.
Whysall added: “We’re at an important moment for infrastructure in the UK, with a £600 billion investment pipeline and real opportunities to advance our industry.
“Great infrastructure will be critical to the UK’s future prosperity and if planned, delivered and operated effectively it will change the way our society lives and functions for the better. Our UK infrastructure team is delivering exceptional results for some of the most progressive organisations and impressive capital programmes in the UK.
“I’m proud to lead them as we continue to grow, develop and remain at the heart of the UK’s infrastructure transformation.”