Let the Journey begin…

Who We Are

International Expertise Meets Local Insight

Turas Mobility Services is a joint venture between VINCI Highways (a subsidiary of VINCI Concessions) and Abtran (the largest Irish-owned business process management provider). We joined forces in 2019 to support Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) in managing and improving free-flow movements and customer services for Ireland’s M50 motorway.

By blending international best practice with local knowledge, we are helping TII to meet the current and future needs of this increasingly vital link in the country’s transport system.

As a world leader in road mobility, VINCI Highways brings unequalled experience in infrastructure development and operations to our team. This, coupled with Abtran’s award-winning customer service expertise, makes us the ideal partnership to fulfil TII’s contract – for both our client and all those who use the M50.

An extensive transition process is now under way, and we will assume full responsibility for operations in early 2021.

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Stronger Together

Drawing on the resources of our parent companies, our team embodies a wealth of experience in mobility services and customer care – and our collective skills make us stronger than the sum of our parts.

It is this combined capability that enables our team to design, plan and deliver fresh approaches to existing mobility/transport challenges. And it allows us to anticipate and prepare for those that lie ahead.

Executive Team

Christian Heurtebis
Chief Executive Officer
Colin O'Toole
Director of Operations
Manus Byrne
Governance, Risk & Compliance Manager
Susan Kavanagh
Head of HR
David O'Connor
Chief Financial Officer
David Price
Head of Finance

Christian has over 38 years of experience, among them over 29 years in private sector tolling infrastructure executive management, construction, operations and legal experience.

He has previously served as project and business director for tolling and infrastructure projects in France, USA, and Russia where he managed the development of the interoperability, commercial and financial operations of tolling networks.

Christian reports directly to the Turas Board of Directors and is responsible for developing sound relationships with stakeholders, clients and the wider community to deliver real benefits to all who use the M50 and to the people of Ireland.

Colin has been with Turas since 2021 and in his role as Director of Operations, he has overall responsibility for Turas’ operational processes. He ensures that Turas maintains service excellence through consistent, industry leading delivery solutions. Colin works in close partnership with operational and technical teams to execute the company’s vision, goals and growth strategies.

Colin has a wealth of experience in Customer Service Management, Operational Transformation, Customer Engagement, Information Technology and Project Management across a number of sectors.

Colin holds a Degree in Electronic Engineering and  Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.

Manus has 37 years’ experience in printing / finishing, 6 years in the medical devices industry and, most recently, 2 years in road tolling.

During that time, main focus has been on the setting up and managing of ISO standards – ISO9001 Quality Management Systems, ISO27001 Information Security Management Systems, ISO14001 Environmental Management Systems.

In addition, Manus has set up and managed Business Continuity Systems. As GRC Manager, he has managed full Health & Safety Systems, risk across organisation and all related systems – policies, procedure etc for GDPR compliance.



Over the past 25 years, Susan has ‘grown up’ through the HR function and is now an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Susan’s Human Resources’ experience across a number of sectors including Financial Services, Telcoms, Recruitment, Care Providers, Engineering, Manufacturing and Warehousing, means that she can draw on a rich bank of experience as she builds the Turas team. Susan has been involved as a founding member of the Turas start-up team since 2019 and is helping to define the new company’s strategies for employee-engagement so as to promote a genuinely results-orientated culture.

An accomplished Chartered Accountant (FCA) with extensive senior management experience in Global and Domestic Organisations, and formerly in Accountancy Practice as Financial Consultant and Auditor.  David has gained experience in a number of different industries, including Fintech software development, Support Services for the Computer Games industry, Vehicle Rental and Business Process Outsourcing with a focus on the US healthcare market.

Through his more than 25 years’ experience David has developed skills in implementing processes and streamlining operations in rapidly changing organisations.

With almost 20 years experience in Financial Management & Accounting, David has led the Finance function at Turas as part of the start-up team since 2019.

David has held key finance positions across a range of sectors including tolling operations, insurance, web services and semi-state agencies.

David is a qualified CIMA and CPA accountant, and he graduated with an MBA from Dublin’s Trinity College in 2017.