Turner & Townsend appoints new global director for downstream

Aileen Jamieson, global director of downstream at Turner & Townsend.

Independent professional services consultancy Turner & Townsend has appointed Aileen Jamieson as global director of downstream to help drive further business growth, supporting major refineries around the world. 

Jamieson, who started her career as a chemical engineer, has spent much of her 20 years’ experience in downstream operations, research and consulting.

In her new role based in London, she will be responsible for business growth, strategy and marketing of the consultancy’s downstream sector. Since joining Turner & Townsend in 2010, she has been a director and vice president of natural resources and has worked in both Edinburgh and Houston, supporting oil and gas clients across the upstream industry. Jamieson will continue to head up the performance forum joint industry project, the leading provider of upstream project cost and schedule benchmarking.  

Commenting on the appointment, Vincent Clancy, chairman and chief executive of Turner & Townsend, said: “We’ve had huge success establishing relationships with some of the world’s biggest oil and gas companies, and the downstream sector presents a significant business opportunity. Aileen brings first-class experience and expertise to this new strategic role. Her qualities as a leader and passion to deliver exceptional service to our clients will help us continue building on our strong reputation in natural resources.”

Aileen Jamieson, global director of downstream at Turner & Townsend, said: “Many refiners now face the inevitable erosion of their refining margins after recent record profits. This presents a significant opportunity to help refiners deliver capital upgrade and de-bottleneck projects as well as maintenance turnarounds to optimise safe, reliable and efficient operations. 

“The challenge for us is to ensure our clients improve their cost and schedule predictability, which is key to assuring operational cash flow. My goal is for Turner & Townsend to be recognised as the leading provider of professional services to the downstream industry, delivering predictable outcomes in project and shutdown delivery.”

If you would like to contact Andy Walker about this, or any other story, please email