Paul Thornton joins MENA hub of Tracey Brunstrom & Hammond

16 September 2021 2 min. read
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International project management consultancy Tracey Brunstrom & Hammond (TBH) has named Paul Thornton as Director in its UAE operation. 

Founded in 1965 in Australia, Tracey Brunstrom & Hammond is an international consulting firm that specialises in the delivery of high-risk, large-scale and challenging projects in sectors including infrastructure, space, energy, defence, transport, mining oil & gas and transport. The firm has around 250 employees operating from offices in Australia, Asia Pacific, and two in the Middle East and North Africa. 

Paul Thornton joins the Dubai office of Tracey Brunstrom & Hammond, bringing 19 years of experience, including 14 years in the region, to the Director role. He will focus mainly on construction delay and disruption services, working with clients across the UAE and the wider Middle East topics including planning, complex delay and disruption analysis, project controls, construction management, expert work and construction law. 

Paul Thornton, Director, Tracey Brunstrom & Hammond

Thornton’s role will also see him work on the provision of written and oral expert opinion, assessing each case individually to ensure that the complexities of cases are handled sensitively. He brings with him oral testifying experience in arbitration and a wealth of knowledge when it comes to working on live projects. 

“I’m thrilled to be joining the team at Tracey Brunstrom & Hammond. The firm’s reputation, strength and depth of the team is vast. I am looking forward to building on my experience to help clients navigate delay and disruption disputes,” said Thornton. 

Prior to joining Tracey Brunstrom & Hammond, Thornton spent six years working as Head of Forensic Delay Analysis and Planning at Peter Evans Partnership, with previous roles also including FTI Consulting, Hill International and Turner & Townsend. He holds a Masters in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Imperial College London and a Masters in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution from Kings College London. 

According to Christopher Nicolas, Director at TBH, Paul’s appointment comes at a time of growth for the firm in the Middle East, with his appointment the “first in a number of announcements set to take place over the next few months.”

“The provision of a specialist that focuses on large scale programme and project planning, time management, and claims and dispute resolution services is something that is now more important than ever as clients look to accelerate out of the past 18 months. We are proud of our 55-year heritage and we’re ambitious in our growth plans,” Nicolas remarked.