Tino Chang’s appointment comes as the company's Asia operation records a record turnover of £25.5m.
Most recently, he led the business development operation for YZJ Group, a Chinese company covering the pharmaceutical, property development and construction sectors. Prior to this, he spent 10 years leading Turner & Townsend’s cost management team in Shanghai.
Chang’s appointment is intended to allow Turner & Townsend to explore new opportunities for business generation in China, particularly in the technology and manufacturing sectors.
Nick Townsend, managing director for Turner and Townsend North East Asia, said: “Tino’s impressive contribution to some major projects in China, such as the Disney theme park and flagship store in Shanghai, Porsche Automotive and Swire Cold Chain Logistics distribution centre, along with his ten years of cost management experience at Turner & Townsend prior to this, means he’s ideal for this role.
“Despite the challenges facing the Chinese economy, we see clients turning to us more and more as they need tighter control of their capital projects. As a result of this our client base is expanding and our team growing. Tino’s expertise will allow us to explore further opportunities to support clients across the hi-tech and manufacturing sectors.”