August 10, 2020

Thinc-ing big

Turner & Townsend, the global programme management and construction consultancy, has acquired Australian project management specialist Thinc.

The acquisition unites two independent consultancies with shared values and complementary skills, and creates an even stronger company with more than 400 expert staff based in ten locations across Australia.

The acquisition is a key part of Turner & Townsend’s ambitious expansion strategy for Australia, and follows a period of continuous organic growth across the business.

Turner & Townsend is an independent professional services company with 87 offices in 36 countries.  Its Australian clients include National Australia Bank, Brisbane Airport, and Transport for NSW, Canberra University and Woolworths.

Thinc has a strong track record of providing strategic planning and management of projects across Australia in all sectors, and its clients include Virgin, Queensland Health, Western Australia Public Transport Authority, Wanda Ridong and Queensland Investment Corporation. The company also operates in New Zealand, Fiji and Indonesia.

Thinc’s CEO Geoff Hardy will now lead a specialised project management practice – Turner & Townsend Thinc – within Turner & Townsend’s Australian operation. It will have offices in Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Canberra, Darwin, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney and Townsville.

Geoff Hardy, CEO of Thinc, commented: “Thinc’s ability to provide impartial and authoritative expertise across all aspects of project management has been crucial to our brand identity, and our success. By joining with Turner & Townsend we will maintain our independent approach while also strengthening our offering to clients.”

Vincent Clancy, CEO of Turner & Townsend, commented: “The acquisition of Thinc brings even greater capability, knowledge and expertise to our Australia business. Our clients rely on our blend of global expertise and in-depth local knowledge to help them get crucial business decisions right, and Thinc’s talented team will bolster both our skills base and our offering in Australia.

“Our rate of organic growth in this market has been impressive. We have secured several high-profile wins, including the country’s largest public transport scheme – Sydney’s North West Rail Link.

“The acquisition is part of Turner & Townsend’s wider strategy for growth – Turner & Townsend and Thinc share similar culture and values, and our combined company remains committed to providing world-class, independent advice for our clients in all sectors.”