Turner & Townsend expands Australia natural resources business with JukesTodd acquisition

Turner & Townsend has acquired JukesTodd, an advisory and project management firm founded in Brisbane, Australia, doubling the size of its natural resources business in Australia.

The strategic move will, the company says, create a uniquely positioned business that offers independent advice through a standout advisory, project management and commercial management offer in the Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) natural resources sector. Turner & Townsend’s Australia and New Zealand business now has more than 900 people.

The combined team will work together as Turner & Townsend JukesTodd in the ANZ natural resources market. Led by Steve Jukes, current Managing Director of JukesTodd, the company will build on Turner & Townsend’s existing project controls, program management, cost and commercial management capability to create an unrivalled offer in the commodities market.

Established in 2007, JukesTodd has offices in Brisbane and Perth, Australia, with a strong offering in project and program management and a growing reputation in environmental, social and governance (ESG) and clean energy.

Turner & Townsend JukesTodd is well positioned as the ANZ and global markets look to meet the growing demand for commodities to power the clean energy transition and the decarbonisation of industry. This market shift is challenging these sectors to be an engine for change, while also putting sustainability at the heart of their own operations.

Anooj Oodit, Managing Director of Asia Pacific at Turner & Townsend, said: “Turner & Townsend JukesTodd represents a unique natural resources offer, creating a platform that will put our clients at the forefront of the industry’s transition to a clean energy future. With 170 highly skilled program and project management professionals in our combined ANZ natural resources team, our businesses will transform performance in sustainable mining and power generation through establishing new and market leading propositions.”

Steve Jukes, added: “Together, we share a passion for delivering exceptional client outcomes through collaboration and making a positive impact across industry both locally and globally. We look forward to leveraging our combined strengths, supporting clients in a period of economic uncertainty and significant demand, across the full project lifecycle. Our aligned growth strategies, values and vision reinforce the strategic rationale of combining our businesses and I’m excited about the opportunities it will bring for our team and our clients.”

Andy Aston, Global Natural Resources Lead of Turner & Townsend, said: “It is a crucial time for the global natural resources sector as it navigates the transition to sustainable mining and clean energy. Decarbonisation of operations and the sustainable production of critical minerals including lithium, aluminium and copper, that are essential to a low carbon future, are central to this. This partnership ensures that we can support clients on this journey and be at the forefront of cost competitive project and programme delivery.”