Turner & Townsend appoints Irish MD

Professional services firm Turner & Townsend has hired a new managing director of its Ireland operations from 1 May.

The firm’s former head of real estate in Ireland, Philip Matthews, has been promoted to the role, where he will lead and oversee some of the largest, most complex programmes in the Irish real estate and infrastructure sectors.

Matthews takes over from Mark Kelly, who retires at the end of April. During his time in the role, Kelly has overseen the doubling in size of the global professional services firm in Ireland.

“Our business in Ireland has rapidly accelerated in recent years and Mark has been at the heart of this growth,” said Matthews.

“I am looking forward to building on this platform of success with our fantastic team, and to helping our clients deliver even greater value through projects and programmes that have a pivotal role to play in Ireland’s future.”