Cable, who is based in Johannesburg and has a long track record working for Turner & Townsend, will be responsible for strengthening Turner & Townsend’s long-established presence in Africa.
He will be instrumental in deploying the consultancy’s bespoke ‘intelligent Portfolio Management’ (iPM) system, an integrated programme management model designed to ensure better delivery and outcomes across complex capital spending programmes.
Turner & Townsend has seen its turnover increase in Africa to £14.3m, and its operating profits by 5.7% in the year ended 30 April 2016.
Ian Donaldson, managing director for Turner & Townsend in Africa, said: “Tim’s impressive track record and standout leadership qualities continually help us build strong relationships with both clients and our professional teams. I’m delighted he is now heading up such an important sector for our business in Africa, which has seen solid performance over the past few years.”
Cable added: “Real estate in Africa and in particular the office sector in South Africa has significant opportunities within both refurbishment projects of existing space as well as redevelopment of existing sites, with blue chip companies looking to consolidate their current portfolios and leverage off new workplace methodologies.
“The value of such fit-outs is significant and landlords offering a holistic solution as opposed to competing over a clean white space provide a compelling offer to prospective clients.”