Construction consultancy Turner & Townsend has appointed Simon Trafford as director and country manager for Oman.
Trafford has spent the past six years working in the Middle East, most recently as Oman country director at Currie & Brown.
Since opening its Oman office in 2012, Turner & Townsend’s has worked with regional companies including Oman’s Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (ORPIC) and Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), as well as GE.
Trafford takes over from David Frizell, who is assuming a new role in the UK.
Mike Collings, Middle East managing director, said: “The key to our success in Oman has been leveraging our international strength and bridging the gap between global best practice and bespoke local solutions.
“Oman is a unique environment in which to work – with a character and needs that are distinct from those of other GCC countries. Simon’s extensive knowledge of the local market will play a vital role in our continued growth.”