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Thomas & Adamson strengthens team to head UAE operations

International project management and cost consultancy firm, Thomas & Adamson, has strengthened its UAE presence with senior promotions, new hires, and the introduction of a strategic advisory service.

Rudolph Van Wyk - UAEThe firm has promoted Rudolph Van Wyk to director, who will spearhead the company’s expansion plans whilst leading the cost management services across the Middle East. Wyk brings a wealth of experience and has been instrumental in driving the business’ growth whilst delivering some of Thomas & Adamson’s most prestigious commissions over the past 12 months.

The UAE Cost Management team has been further strengthened by the promotion of Rayne Leonard, who has been elevated to senior quantity surveyor, reflecting his commitment to delivering excellent services across a number of high profile projects for the business over the past three years. The appointment of chartered quantity surveyor, Thanushan Kailayapillai, cements the team, bringing with him more than six years Middle East experience in a range of pre and post-contract roles.

Elsewhere, the firm’s project management team is also being bolstered by the appointment of David McIntyre to the role of senior project manager. An experienced construction professional, McIntyre has no fewer than 20 years construction industry experience spanning Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean, and Asia.

“These appointments reflect our investment in the UAE business and commitment to continue the recent growth we have experienced across the Middle East,”explains Zander Muego, partner at Thomas & Adamson. “The hard work and dedication both Rudolph and Rayne have demonstrated during their time at T&A has proven they are the right people to guide the business forward and we are delighted to strengthen our leadership team with them at the fore.”

Andy Mason - UAEThe introduction of the firm’s new strategic advisory service has seen the appointment of Andrew Mason to the Abu Dhabi office. He brings relevant experience to head up the new division, with an initial focus on helping existing client management teams make more strategic and quantified business decisions when conflict arises on real estate development projects.

The team will begin immediate work on a string of new contract wins, which includes the project and cost management of the first phase of a five-year redevelopment of the Al Wathba Prison and cost management for the Crown Prince Court’s activities to celebrate the UAE’s 47th National Day on December 2.

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