TSA Management names Andrew Tompson as new global CEO

17 October 2023 Consultancy.com.au 3 min. read
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TSA Management has capped a big year of international expansion and appointments with the elevation of Andrew Tompson as its new global chief executive officer.

After conducting an extensive international recruitment search for its next leader, project delivery specialist TSA Management ultimately opted to promote from within, elevating Andrew Tompson to the top job on the back of his close to one and a half decades as a director at the firm.

He steps into the shoes of Andrew Wilson, who held the role for six and a half years – during which time TSA Management grew six-fold.

TSA Management names Andrew Tompson as new global CEO

“It is a fantastic advantage to appoint a CEO from within our business – someone who many of our clients know and have worked with,” stated TSA Management chair Matthew Quinn. “Andrew has played a key role in developing and driving our group-wide strategy for some years, cultivating a strong culture focused on our clients and communities. He will bring fresh ideas and perspectives, underpinned by his extensive knowledge of our business.”

Tompson joined TSA Management after a decade serving in previous roles as head of development at Macquarie Bank and in project and development management at Lendlease, while earlier in his career he spent over six years at Arup following a structural and civil engineering degree with UNSW – since augmented by a masters at the University of California and an MBA with UNSW’s Australian Graduation School of Management.

The new CEO has altogether amassed more than 25 years of experience in the property and construction industry over the course of his career. During his time at TSA Management, he has led a number of significant projects, including utility and third-party agreements for the Parramatta Light Rail development and remediation work on the Barangaroo waterfront gasworks site.

Tompson has also served as executive sponsor of TSA’s Reconciliation Action Plan.

“I am excited to be part of a growing and ambitious business, focusing on creating a positive and lasting legacy for our clients and our communities. TSA has a reputation for integrity, independence and creating a workplace where people thrive, and I look forward to leading an organisation where success and positive impact go hand-in-hand,” Tompson said of his appointment, for which he’ll continue to be based out of Sydney.

Wilson, who has been at the firm since 2006, will remain in an executive director role to help drive value from its international investments, including recent dual acquisitions in the UK. Wilson has guided an extraordinary period of expansion during his time in charge, with TSA’s headcount jumping sixfold to 900 professionals over the past six years and recent revenue growth in the range of 400 percent.

“I’ve been constantly amazed at the skill and ingenuity of the people I work with,” Wilson stated. “Often starting with a blank page, they partner with clients, stakeholders and the community to create wonderful buildings and communal spaces. We’ve helped deliver schools, hospitals, public transport systems and more all around the world, and when I travel, I love to point to this evidence of all our achievements to my family and friends.”

TSA Management is backed by private equity firm Quadrant , which came on board in 2021.