Consultancy company Turner & Townsend has appointed Steve McGuckin as its managing director of UK programme & project management division.

McGuckin was formerly the director of projects at Land Securities where he worked for seven years.

During 2008 he led their Ebbsfleet Valley regeneration project, the largest privately funded development in Europe.

McGuckin's role will be to target major programmes and projects in the UK in the private sector, regulated industries and government.

McGuckin, who has a total of more than 20 years experience in project management, worked as an architect at Grimshaws between 1989 and 1992.

He joined Mace in 1992 and was subsequently appointed director of consulting until he moved to Land Securities in 2001.