Prior to joining Turner & Townsend, he was managing director for SIP Group in China and has more than 20 years of global experience, having also previously served as commercial manager for Mivan in Ireland, and commercial director Africa and Asia Pacific Country Manager for Taylor Woodrow Construction.
His predecessor in Qatar, Graeme Baxter, is moving to support Turner & Townsend’s growing UAE operation.
McCartney said: “Turner & Townsend has firmly established itself in the Qatar market and has grown significantly in the past six years, thanks to the successes of my predecessor Graeme Baxter and his team. I am excited to be taking the baton, and will use my global experience and understanding of the local market to ensure Turner & Townsend continues to be a valued and trusted advisor to major development schemes in Qatar.”
Mike Collings, Middle East managing director at Turner & Townsend, added: “He arrives at a key time in the evolution of Qatar’s construction industry – with many of the Q2022 infrastructure projects nearing completion and strong activity in the property sector.
“With Stephen in place we are well positioned to make the transition from working on maturing infrastructure projects to supporting the delivery of property projects that will facilitate a successful World Cup and help meet the country’s increasing demand for property.”