Turner & Townsend has made a number of senior leadership appointments in its natural resources team to reflect the needs of global clients, create a uniquely positioned offer in clean energy and decarbonisation, and further strengthen its capabilities.

As of 1 May, David Whysall has become Global Managing Director of Natural Resources.  David takes over from Andy Aston, who becomes Global Head of Client Solutions for Natural Resources, while also retaining responsibility for leading the business’ oil, gas and chemicals sectors. Jason Martin has been appointed as Global Managing Director of Clean Energy and Decarbonisation.

With almost 1,000 highly skilled professionals in its global natural resources business, Turner & Townsend’s combined team will work across the power, clean energy and decarbonisation, oil and gas, and mining industries. By bringing a collaborative approach, while also drawing in wider skill sets from the infrastructure and real estate sides of the business, the team will help clients deliver solutions by looking through the whole life energy and resources value chain.

David transitions from his previous role as UK Managing Director of Infrastructure to lead the team, taking responsibility for the strategic direction of natural resources work across our global regions. He brings significant major programme expertise and has been involved in industry improvement initiatives, including the Infrastructure Project Authority’s Project Routemap and Constructing Excellence, which he co-chairs.

Having overseen significant business growth in Turner & Townsend’s natural resources business over five years, Andy’s new role will focus on enabling key clients to deliver on their strategic programme and major project goals. Combining his knowledge of the resources industries and his capabilities in strategic planning and project execution, he will be able to work closely with our clients to achieve better performance from investment in major projects and programmes across the world.

Jason Martin’s role, which is focused on the clean energy and decarbonisation market, is a response to the need for global leadership and collaboration across the natural resources industry to deploy low-carbon solutions and limit climate change. Jason is a Chartered Engineer with 30 years of experience delivering major projects and programmes across the energy and infrastructure sectors, including in offshore wind.

Turner & Townsend has also strengthened its regional leadership in natural resources, with Alan Sinclair and Finlay McLay now heading up the UK and US teams respectively. Alan previously led the business’ Scottish infrastructure division while Finlay brings extensive executive experience and market understanding from his time at Cumming Group, SNC-Lavalin and Rider Hunt International. Turner & Townsend’s acquisition of JukesTodd last year brought Steve Jukes into the Australian business, and he now leads the combined Turner & Townsend JukesTodd team in the region.

David Whysall, Global Managing Director of Natural Resources at Turner & Townsend said:

“At a time when the natural resources industry is undergoing intense transformation to decarbonise and meet environmental targets, refreshing our leadership in this sector renews our focus on clean energy and decarbonisation.

“Our ambition is to support programmes that enable the energy transition while balancing energy security and affordability. The complexity of delivering low-carbon solutions requires a broader talent pool, ambitious leadership and a capable supply chain collaborating across the sector.

“Alongside the investment in our people, in technology and in our capability, we will build on our already strong natural resources platform to help our global clients get even better at setting up and delivering high performing capital programmes.

“Working with our global natural resources team is a huge opportunity to be part of the solution that delivers a far greener and more sustainable society.”


For more information please contact: Thomas Parfitt / Jemima Pring, Camargue, T + 44 (0) 207 636 7366, E [email protected]

About Turner & Townsend
Turner & Townsend is a global professional services company with over 10,000 people in 50 countries. Collaborating with our clients across real estate, infrastructure and natural resources sectors, we specialise in major programmes, programme management, cost and commercial management, net zero and digital solutions.

We are majority-owned by CBRE Group, Inc., the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm, with our partners holding a significant minority interest. Turner & Townsend and CBRE work together to provide clients with the premier programme, project and cost management offering in markets around the world.

We are passionate about making the difference, transforming performance for a green, inclusive and productive world.