UK TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE SUMMIT

12TH - 13TH APRIL 2016

15 CANADA SQUARE
LONDON E14 5GL

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS


Lord Adonis

Lord Adonis
Chair
National Infrastructure Commission

Lord Andrew Adonis was appointed as chairman of the National Infrastructure Commission on 5 October 2015. He was a member of the independent Armitt Commission, which recommended an independent National Infrastructure Commission in 2013.

Andrew Adonis was formerly the Transport Secretary from 2009 to 2010, Minister of State for Transport from 2008 to 2009 and Minister for Schools from 2005 to 2008. He was Head of the No10 Policy Unit from 2001 to 2005.

Robert Goodwill MP

Robert Goodwill MP
Minister of State
Department for Transport

Robert Goodwill was appointed Minister of State at the Department for Transport on 9 December 2015. Robert was previously Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport on 7 October 2013 and again in May 2015. He was elected Conservative MP for Scarborough and Whitby in 2005.

Robert was educated at Bootham School in York, and the University of Newcastle upon Tyne where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture in 1979.

Robert is married and has two sons and a daughter. He farms 250 acres of land near Malton in North Yorkshire, which has been in his family since 1850. He is also the managing director of Mowthorpe (UK) Ltd, which offers environmentally friendly burials.

His hobbies include his two steam traction engines and steam waggon, as well as driving his 1900 De Dion Bouton car.

Robert Goodwill has Ministerial responsibility for:

  • high speed rail (HS2)
  • aviation
  • Europe and international
  • maritime
  • devolution
  • cycling and walking

SPEAKERS


Henrik Anderberg

Henrik Anderberg
HS2 Director and Acting Managing Director UK & Ireland
Alstom UK&I

Born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden, Henrik spent 10 years with IBM on executive positions in Sales, Consultancy, Outsourcing and Management, which included Project Executive for setting up the road toll system around Stockholm (2004-2006). Henrik also spent 2 years in Paris for IBM Europe serving as Operations Executive for International deals, followed by a position as CEO for an international software company and, lastly, served as MD for Alstom Transport in the Nordics countries for 4 years. Henrik is chairman of the Board for Alstom Transport Sweden and as Norway, and joined Alstom UK in July 2015 as HS2 Director and is on the board of Alstom UK.

Professor David Begg

Professor David Begg
Chief Executive
Transport Times

Professor David Begg is Chief Executive of Portobello Partnership Ltd which specialises in strategic advice to clients in the transport sector; publishes Transport Times magazine; and runs a series of transport best practice awards in conjunction with the Department for Transport, Transport Scotland and Transport for London.

He is a non-executive board member of Heathrow Airport Holdings Ltd and is a member of the Cubic Transportation Systems’ Advisory Board. From 1999 to 2005 he chaired the Government’s Commission for Integrated Transport which was set up to advise the Government on transport policy and to monitor performance. He was a board member of Transport for London from 2000 to 2006 before joining Tube Lines as chairman (2006-2010). He was a non-executive director of the Strategic Rail Authority and before that British Rail. From 2005-2014 David was a Non-Executive Director of First Group Ltd.

Before moving to London he was Professor of Transport Policy at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen. He is a visiting professor in Transport at Plymouth University. In the 1990s he was the political lead on transport on Lothian Region and then the City of Edinburgh councils.

Mike Brown MVO

Mike Brown MVO
Commissioner
Transport for London

As Commissioner, Mike Brown MVO is responsible for making sure TfL provides world-class transport services that keep London working, growing and make life in the Capital better. He oversees TfL's investment programme, which includes some of the largest and most complex engineering projects in Europe.
TfL manages virtually all of the city's transport, including London Underground, the bus network, Docklands Light Railway, TfL Rail, London Overground, London Trams and the Emirates Air Line cable car. It is also responsible for the Capital's busiest main roads, the Congestion Charging scheme, road safety and schemes to boost cycling and walking.

Mike joined London Underground in 1989 and worked in various operational manager roles before becoming the company's Chief Operating Officer in 2003. In 2008, he left to head up Heathrow, then the world's busiest international airport.

He rejoined London Underground in 2010 as Managing Director leading major programmes that have resulted in huge improvements to Tube, helping to make services more frequent and reliable than ever before. He also played a major role in the successful delivery of transport for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

He lives in Wimbledon and uses the Underground every day to get to work. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and was appointed to the Royal Victorian Order by HM The Queen in 2002.

David Brown

David Brown
Chief Executive
Transport for the North

David started in this key appointment in November 2015 and comes as Transport for the North (TfN) works towards the publication in March 2016 of its updated strategy for transforming the Northern economy through significantly enhanced connectivity between the city regions.

Previously, David Brown was Chief Executive and Director General of Merseytravel, Merseyside Passenger Transport Executive for two and a half years and in April 2014 the newly formed Liverpool City Region Combined Authority appointed David as Head of Paid Service where he led the transport elements of the Devolution Deal.

Whilst at Merseytravel David led the devolution of rail franchising into the next Northern and TPE franchises through Rail North; a body representing the Local Transport Authorities in the North of England. He has further developed the Merseyrail concession through infrastructure, services and commenced the procurement of the new Rolling Stock Fleet. Merseytravel has also developed "My Ticket", the best ticketing offer for under 18 year olds outside of London, in addition to the Walrus Card, the largest Smart Ticketing system outside of London.

Prior to Merseytravel, David held the position of Director General at South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE), since April 2008, and previously held a number of commercial, operational roles on the railway.

David Chaired pteg (Passenger Transport Executive Group), for two years until January 2015, and he led on all provisions relating to the delivery of bus services in Integrated Transport Authority areas and has developed pteg bus policy.

Darren Caplan

Darren Caplan
Chief Executive
Airport Operators Association

Darren Caplan has been Chief Executive of the Airport Operators Association (AOA) since January 2011. Before the AOA, Darren worked for 14 years in communications, public affairs and politics in a number of sectors, including infrastructure, planning and technology; and for the four years prior to joining the AOA in 2011, he was Director of Public Affairs for full-service comms agency Brands2Life. Darren's political experience includes working for the Conservative party and standing (unsuccessfully!) as a parliamentary candidate in the 2010 general election. He is incredibly passionate about aviation and the benefits the sector brings, be they global trade benefits to UK plc, boosting regional and local growth, or enabling millions of people to holiday and visit friends and family in the UK and around the world.

Michele Connolly

Michele Connolly
Partner
KPMG LLP

Michele is the lead partner for all KPMG infrastructure and project finance assignments in Ireland. She has advised on property, project finance and infrastructure transactions for over seventeen years specialising in structuring transactions and raising finance. Key projects over the years have included structuring public procurement infrastructure projects, raising finance for asset backed property transactions, raising project finance for non-recourse cash flow backed transactions and raising finance in the debt markets.

Most notably she has led the KPMG advice to the National Roads Authority on its €3bn of PPP hard toll and €1bn of availability projects since its inception in 2000 and is currently advising private sector bidders on raising finance for two large infrastructure projects in Ireland in the justice and leisure sectors. She is also advising on the development of private finance opportunities in the social housing sector.


In recent years Michele has also developed significant debt renegotiation, debt restructuring and refinancing experience. She has led the sale of a number of significant loan portfolios for domestic and international banks including IBRC, RBS and Danske.
Michele is a member of Property Industry Ireland and a regular author of infrastructure related articles in specialist and national press. She is a regular speaker on infrastructure related issues at conferences at home and abroad.

James Cooper

James Cooper
Chief Executive
Associated British Ports

James Cooper became Chief Executive and executive director of the Board of Associated British Ports Holdings in April 2013. Prior to this, Mr Cooper was a non-executive director of the Board of Associated British Ports Holdings Ltd from May 2007 to January 2013 and was a director of Infracapital, part of M&G Investment Management Limited. From 1998 he worked for BNP Paribas, where he was co-head of UK Corporate Finance. Between 1992 and 1998 he worked for Hambros Bank, where he led the transport sector team and was a director. He was previously Chairman of Red Funnel Group Holdings Ltd, Alticom Holdings BV and Calvin Capital Ltd and a director of Zephyr Investments Ltd and of Kelda Group Ltd.

Theresa Crossley

Theresa Crossley
Executive Director
UK Major Ports Group

After joining the UK Civil Service in 1981, Theresa worked in a number of UK Government Departments, dealing with issues as diverse as access for the disabled, radioactive waste management, housing and marine environmental protection. She has experience in international multilateral negotiation and was for five years Head of the UK delegation to the Oslo and Paris Commission for the protection of the marine environment of the North East Atlantic. For 6 years she was Head of Shipping Policy in the UK Department for Transport, where she was responsible for the whole range of maritime issues, including policy on seafarer training and employment, shipping safety and Search and Rescue. From 2010-2014 she was Head of the Safety and Standards Department at the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), where she was responsible for the Agency's activities in the area of safety assessments and inspections, ship safety, marine environment, training and statistics. She has been in her current post since January 2015.

Michèle Dix CBE

Michèle Dix CBE
Managing Director - Crossrail 2
Transport for London

Michèle started her career at the Greater London Council (GLC) after completing her PhD in transport and land use planning and became a chartered civil engineer through the GLC's transport planning graduate scheme. She spent fifteen years in the private sector with Halcrow Fox becoming the board director for urban transport. She joined Transport for London (TfL) in 2000 as director of Congestion Charging on a job share basis with Malcolm Murray-Clark and Managing Director of Planning in 2007.

Michèle has led TfL's strategic thinking on the future transport needs of London, testing and challenging solutions; providing clear direction on appropriate transport solutions for the future; responsible for the Mayor's Transport Strategy and transport requirements for the Mayor's 2050 Infrastructure Plan; coordinating the implementation of local plans and borough partnerships; and developing major scheme interchanges.

Michèle is now responsible for developing Crossrail 2 and gaining funding and powers for it. Michele is a visiting professor for UCL and is chair of an international committee PRESCOM for the UITP which promotes public transport research and best practice globally.

Philip Hoare

Philip Hoare
Group Managing Director, Transportation, UK & Europe
Atkins

Philip is managing director of Atkins' Transportation division that covers all of Atkins business in the road, rail and aviation sectors across the UK & Europe. This brings together a team of over 3,000 professional people with the aim of shaping the future of Transportation.

Since joining the company in 1997, Philip has held a number of senior positions in Atkins' Highways and Rail businesses focused on delivering growth and innovation across a wide range of projects. Philip is a chartered civil engineer with over 20 years of experience and is a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation.

He is the chairman of the Operations and Maintenance JV on the M25; former chairman of the Highways Term Maintenance Association from 2010 to 2012; a member of the Railway Industry Association Council; and a Director of High Speed Rail Industry Leaders Ltd.

Louise Ellman MP

Louise Ellman MP
Chair of the House of Commons Transport Select Committee

Louise Ellman has been Labour and Co-operative MP for Liverpool Riverside since 1997. She was leader of Lancashire County Council from 1981-1997.

She has been Chair of the House of Commons Transport Select Committee since 21 May 2008.

Louise has a BA (Hons) from Hull University and MPhil (Soc Admin) from York University. She has worked in Further Education and in the Open University.

Stephen Glaister

Stephen Glaister
Board Member - Chair
ORR

Stephen is a non-executive director of the board. Stephen has been appointed by the Transport Secretary as ORR's Chair from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016.

Stephen is Emeritus Professor of Transport and Infrastructure at the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Imperial College London where he has also been director of the Railway and Transport Strategy Centre which facilitates international public transport benchmarking. He has recently retired as Director of the RAC Foundation, a research body with a special interest in roads and the road user.

Stephen was educated as an economist, and is a fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers. He has been an advisor to many transport-related organisations and committees, including the former rail regulator. He has served as a member of a number of high-level transport boards including the board of Transport for London and advised government and the Transport Select Committee.

Stephen has written on a wide range of transport subjects including roads, railways and the London Underground, as well as regulation in the telecommunications, water and gas industries.

Steve Gooding

Steve Gooding
Director
RAC Foundation

Steve became Director of the RAC Foundation in May 2015 after a civil service career encompassing many transport-related roles, latterly as Director General for Roads, Traffic & Local at the Department for Transport. His responsibilities included developing the Roads Investment Strategy, the Transport Strategy for the North, administering funding for local government, policy on road safety, and the running of the motoring services agencies. After graduating from Durham University Steve joined the civil service in 1983, moving to the DfT in 1987 where, amongst other roles, he was private secretary to transport ministers Peter Bottomley, Michael Portillo and Roger Freeman.

Sir Peter Hendy CBE

Sir Peter Hendy CBE
Chair
Network Rail

Sir Peter Hendy is the Chairman of Network Rail, having joined in July 2015. Sir Peter was previously commissioner of Transport for London (TfL) in 2006, having served since 2001 as TfL's managing director of surface transport. He led, and played a key role in preparing for, the successful operation of London's transport for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. He was formerly deputy director UK Bus for FirstGroup and previously MD of CentreWest London Buses. He started his transport career in 1975 as a London Transport graduate trainee. Sir Peter was elected president of the International Public Transport Association (UITP) in May 2013. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transport and a fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers. He was knighted in the 2013 New Year's Honours List, having been made CBE in 2006.

Sue Kershaw

Sue Kershaw
Programme Director of Major Projects Advisory and UK Head of Infrastructure Programme and Project Management
KPMG LLP

Sue is the Programme Director of Major Projects Advisory and the UK Head of Infrastructure Programme and Project Management at KPMG.

She was Director of Rail, Europe for CH2MHILL and is a Board member of the Association for Project Management. Previously Sue was Director of Programme Management for Grosvenor Britain and Ireland and prior to this, Sue was Deputy Director of Transport for the Olympic Delivery Authority, responsible for all rail and road transport for the games and the programme management of the wider portfolio.

Sue is a Civil Engineer, and an avid promoter of programme management as a discipline and is passionate about improving performance and visibility of the profession. Sue has a keen interest in regeneration and is a great supporter of improving London as a city for the future, and is a member of the London Enterprise Panel.

She is an advocate for the equality, diversity and inclusion agenda in her professional, and voluntary work, and actively supports initiatives to raise awareness of these issues.

Sue also fully supports the engagement of industry, the engineering professions and education sector in working together to plug the critical skills gap in engineering and programme management we have in the UK.

Charles Kirwan-Taylor

Charles Kirwan-Taylor
Corporate Affairs and Sustainability Director
Gatwick Airport

Charles joined Gatwick as Corporate Affairs and Sustainability Director in 2014. Before joining the company he held senior management positions in financial services and consultancy, both as a principal and as an advisor to some of the UK's largest companies.

Simon Kirby

Simon Kirby
Chief Executive
High Speed Two

Simon Kirby is Chief Executive of High Speed Two (HS2) Limited.

Simon joined HS2 Ltd in May 2014 from Network Rail where he was Managing Director of the Infrastructure Projects business, responsible for the delivery of all large enhancement and renewal infrastructure projects. He joined the Board in 2008, having been with the Company since 2003.

Prior to 2003, Simon held various positions in the Defence industry within VSEL, GEC Marconi and BAE Systems.

In addition to his duties on HS2, Simon is also a director of the Major Projects Association and the National Skills Academy for Railway Engineering. Simon is also a Fellow of the Institute of Civil Engineers (FICE), Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS) and the Association of Project Management (APM).

Ailie MacAdam

Ailie MacAdam
Managing Director, Europe & Africa, Infrastructure
Bechtel

As Managing Director, Europe & Africa, Ailie MacAdam is responsible for the business development, project execution, and profit and loss for all market sector work in the regions. During the 30 years she has worked for Bechtel, Ailie has led on major UK and US infrastructure projects, in addition to oil, gas and chemicals projects in Europe and Africa.

Ailie brings to her current role an essential component – an award-winning, innovative background, with an excellent performance record of on-time delivery within budget whilst adhering to exemplary health and safety standards, in engineering and project management on some of the world's largest projects.

Her most recent roles include Managing Director – Rail, Ailie supervised the overall performance and resourcing of worldwide rail and transit projects for the Bechtel Infrastructure Global Business Unit (GBU), Project Director Crossrail- the largest civil infrastructure project in Europe - and Project Director High Speed 1 (HS1, originally the Channel Tunnel Rail Link), United Kingdom's first high-speed rail line.

Alistair McPhee

Alistair McPhee
VP, Ground Transportation Systems
Thales

Alistair joined Thales in September 2010 and leads the company's Ground Transportation business in the UK. Under his leadership, the company has developed an excellent reputation for safety and delivery, having successfully upgraded the Jubilee and Northern Lines, delivered the Stratford Extension on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR), completed numerous new lines on the Manchester Metrolink tram network, and more recently, successfully delivered a Traffic Management System (TMS) Prototype for National Rail as part of their strategic TMS programme.

Prior to his appointment at Thales, Alistair was Managing Director of Invensys Rail Systems in the UK, and has been in the transport sector since 2002. Earlier in his career, he worked in defence and was Deputy Managing Director for the Marine Division of BAE Systems. Alistair's first role was with Pilkington Optronics, a defence Electro Optics contractor (now part of Thales), which he joined after graduating with an Honours Degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering.

Terry Morgan CBE

Terry Morgan CBE
Chairman
Crossrail

Terry Morgan took over the role of Chairman of Crossrail on 1 June 2009.

Crossrail is a £14.9bn project, sponsored by the DfT and TfL, to deliver a world class affordable railway that links Maidenhead and Heathrow west of London with the West End, the City and Canary Wharf, to Stratford and Shenfield north east of London and Woolwich and Abbey Wood to the south east.

Prior to this, Terry was Chief Executive of Tube Lines, a PPP company that was contracted to maintain and upgrade the infrastructure of the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines.

Terry's employment record also includes:

  • Group Managing Director, Operations, BAE Systems
  • Group HR Director, BAE Systems
  • Managing Director (Royal Ordnance)
  • Managing Director (Land Rover), Rover Group
  • Operations Director, Rover Group

Terry Morgan is the past President of the CMI (Chartered Management Institute) and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Institute of Electrical Engineers. He has an MSc in Engineering Production & Management.

Terry is Chairman of Ricardo plc, Chairman of HS2 College Governing Body and Non-Executive Chairman of the Manufacturing Technology Centre.

He is also a Trustee of the London Transport Museum and the Crossrail Art Foundation. In addition Terry led a skills review for the transport sector in support of the Government's commitment to 30,000 apprentices by 2020.

Jim O'Sullivan

Jim O'Sullivan
Chief Executive
Highways England

Jim O' Sullivan was appointed Chief Executive of Highways England in July 2015. Jim is a chartered engineer and has spent his career within transportation, asset management, and utility organisations. He was previously Managing Director at Heathrow Airport Holdings (formerly BAA) - Airports Division and Edinburgh Airport.

Jim holds a degree in Air Transport Engineering from City University, London, an MBA from Lancaster University and he is a Chartered Engineer.

Paul Plummer

Paul Plummer
Chief Executive
Rail Delivery Group

Paul Plummer worked at economic consultants, National Economic Research Associates (NERA), from 1988 to 1997 before going on to work at Rothschild's Financial Advisory Division for two years. He began working in the railway sector in 1999 when he became Chief Economist and Director of Economics and Finance at the Office of Rail Regulation from 1999 to 2001.

He went on to join Network Rail in 2002, with responsibility for network planning, the development of enhancement projects, regulatory reviews, reform of contractual framework and government affairs. In 2008, he was appointed to the Network Rail Board as an Executive Director and Group Strategy Director at Network Rail Infrastructure Limited. In 2011, he became one of two Network Rail members of the Rail Delivery Group.

Paul was appointed as Chief Executive of the Rail Delivery Group and the Association of Train Operating Companies in the summer of 2015 and formally took up his role in November 2015.

Paul has also served on a number of advisory bodies while working for Network Rail, including European Rail Infrastructure Managers – a group established to promote the interests and views of the independent infrastructure managers in Europe, on which he served as President from 2014-15 and before that as Vice-President from 2012-14.

From 2014 to 2015, Paul co-chaired the Platform for Rail Infrastructure Managers in Europe (PRIME), an expert group which advises the European Commission when it drafts transport legislation.

He was also a member of the Commission for Integrated Transport – an independent body advising the Government on integrated transport policy – for two years before it was abolished in 2010.

Nicola Shaw

Nicola Shaw
CEO
High Speed 1

Nicola Shaw was appointed CEO of High Speed 1 in April 2011. HS1 Ltd holds the concession from government to operate, manage and maintain the high-speed railway infrastructure and its stations until December 2040. She was previously a Director of FirstGroup PLC. Her career has spanned both public and private sector in the UK and abroad. Before joining FirstGroup Nicola had several regulatory, commercial and operational roles, including positions with the SRA and the ORR, as well as with Bechtel, Halcrow, the World Bank and London Transport.

Nicola is also a director of Ellevio AB, a Swedish electrical distribution company and in July 2015 was asked to report to the UK Government on the future structure and financing of Network Rail. The Shaw report is due early next year. Nicola was also awarded a CBE in the Queens New Year's Honours List 2015.

Anthony Smith

Anthony Smith
Chief Executive
Transport Focus

Anthony Smith is Chief Executive of Transport Focus, the independent consumer watchdog for Britain's passengers.
Having qualified as a solicitor, Anthony worked for five years as principal consumer lawyer for the Consumers' Association, publishers of Which? This was followed by a year as the legal consultant for Consumers International, a worldwide federation of consumer groups.


Prior to joining Transport Focus, Anthony was deputy and acting director of ICSTIS, the regulator of premium rate telephone services.

James Stamp

James Stamp
Global Head of Aviation, UK Head of Transport
KPMG LLP

James is a partner within the KPMG’s Transport Advisory Group. He leads KPMG’s Global Aviation Group, and the UK Transport Sector. He also leads the UK Deal Advisory practice for transport clients. James has worked for a number of large corporate transport groups in the aviation, rail and bus, and shipping industries, and has extensive experience of strategic business planning, and cost reduction gained via his work in Private Equity. Prior to joining the transport group, James spent two years in the US KPMG practice helping build their transaction advisory capability. He has also worked extensively with some of the largest Private Equity houses in Europe including TPG, CVC, Cinven and Permira.  

Jim Steer

Jim Steer
Director
Greengauge21

Jim is one of the country's leading authorities on transport. He is a founder of Steer Davies Gleave and was Managing Director until March 2002, when he took a three-year secondment to the Strategic Rail Authority as a member of its Executive with responsibilities for all of its strategic planning activities. In 2005 he re-joined Steer Davies Gleave's Board. He is the Director of Greengauge 21, which has provided ten years of research and evidence on the case for high-speed rail in Britain, and a Director of HSR Industry Leaders. He is also a columnist for the Transport Times.

Ed Thomas

Ed Thomas
Partner
KPMG LLP

Ed leads the transport team within KPMG’s Corporate Finance Infrastructure practice – a role he has held since 2010. Ed supported Sir John Armitt CBE, Chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority, on a review of long term infrastructure planning in the UK. Ed specializes in rail and has worked with all of the major private sector players in the UK market - primarily on bids for franchise contracts. He has also advised public sector clients in the UK and overseas on franchising transactions and issues of contract design. Beyond franchising Ed has led a number of high profile mandates in relation to HS2. These include updating the Strategic Case for the scheme and establishing the financial impact of HS2 on the level of ongoing support to the UK rail industry required from central Government.

Richard Threlfall

Richard Threlfall
Partner & UK Head of Infrastructure, Building and Construction
KPMG LLP

Richard is UK Head of Infrastructure, Building and Construction at KPMG. He has over 20 years' experience in the financing and structuring of infrastructure projects. His particular focus is advising on transactions for public and private clients in the transport and utility sectors.

Before joining KPMG, Richard was at Citigroup, and before that was employed as a civil servant at the UK Department for Transport where he held positions in the road, rail and aviation directorates. Between 1996 and 1998 he was Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Transport and the Deputy Prime Minister.

Richard's contacts are across the UK infrastructure, construction and transport markets and his clients include, the Department for Transport, Network Rail and High Speed 2. He has advised on some of the UK's most complex projects including HS1, Thames Tideway and the Mersey Gateway Bridge.

Richard is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers. He also chairs the Advisory Council of The Infrastructure Forum, which is an independent think-tank which brings together organisations with involvement in UK infrastructure from public, private and regulatory perspectives.

Baroness Jo Valentine

Baroness Jo Valentine
Chief Executive
London First

Baroness Valentine joined London First in 1997 as Managing Director, becoming Chief Executive in 2003. Her role centres on representing to national and local government the most pressing issues affecting London's leading businesses.


Since beginning her career in corporate finance at Barings, Jo Valentine has worked in industry, and in regeneration and public policy roles. She is a Non-Executive Director of Peabody and High Speed 2 and a Council member of UCL.
Jo became a Crossbench Peer in October 2005 and sits on the House of Lords Committee which provides pre-legislative scrutiny of European infrastructure and employment proposals.


She is an Honorary Fellow of St Hugh's College, Oxford and Birkbeck, and holds honorary degrees from Roehampton University and the University of London.

Angus Walker

Angus Walker
Board Chair
National Infrastructure Planning Association (NIPA)

Angus has over 15 years' experience of promoting and opposing major infrastructure projects in the fields of transport, water and energy, specialising in the consenting regime for nationally significant infrastructure projects created by the Planning Act 2008, with a leading practice in this field. He also specialises in hybrid bills, having had extensive experience of petitioning against the Crossrail and HS2 Bills.

He is the author of the market-leading Planning Act blog and speaks widely on infrastructure issues at conferences and in the media.

Philip Wareham

Philip Wareham
Legal Director
Hill Dickinson LLP

Philip Wareham heads the Hill Dickinson competition, trade and regulatory team. He has advised on shipping-related competition law for over 20 years, and is recognised as one of the leaders in this field. His practice areas include the port, energy, insurance, commodities and logistics industries. He acts for ship owners and operators, traders and ports, as well as lenders and trade associations. He advises primarily on anti-trust and mergers, regulatory law, state aid, procurement and compliance, including complaints and litigation, but also JVs, concessions, licensing and distribution agreements and other commercial matters.

Philip is the Treasurer of the European Maritime Law Organisation and editor of the EMLO Guide to Competition Law in the Shipping and Port Industries. He is an active member of and former Chairman of the UK Ports & Terminals Group. He is active as a speaker and writer and as a member of various other professional bodies. Philip is bilingual in French, despite having spent much of his time in Brussels.

Ian Woodman

Ian Woodman
Director Maritime
Department for Transport

Ian began his career with a Short Service Commission in the Royal Navy, serving on a destroyer in the Falklands conflict and subsequently as the Navigating officer of a minesweeper.

After leaving the Navy, Ian joined the MOD in 1986 working in a variety of roles including nuclear policy and arms control issues. He was promoted into the Senior Civil Service in 1999, working as Director of Resources for the Air Environment in the Defence Logistics Organisation and, subsequently, as secretary to the Defence Management Board, including responsibility for the development and management of the MOD's performance and risk management system. Ian joined DfT as Director of Performance and Analysis in November 2005 and became Director of Maritime and Dangerous Goods in August 2007 (renamed "Maritime").

SPEAKERS


  • KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

  • Lord Adonis

    Chair
    National Infrastructure Commission
  • Robert Goodwill MP

    Minister of State
    Department for Transport

  • SPEAKERS

  • Henrik Anderberg

    HS2 Director and Acting Managing Director UK & Ireland
    Alstom UK&I
  • Professor David Begg

    Chief Executive
    Transport Times
  • Mike Brown MVO

    Commissioner
    Transport for London
  • David Brown

    Chief Executive
    Transport for the North
  • Darren Caplan

    Chief Executive
    Airport Operators Association
  • Michele Connolly

    Partner
    KPMG LLP
  • James Cooper

    Chief Executive
    Associated British Ports
  • Theresa Crossley

    Executive Director
    UK Major Ports Group
  • Michèle Dix CBE

    Managing Director - Crossrail 2
    Transport for London
  • Philip Hoare

    Group Managing Director, Transportation, UK & Europe
    Atkins
  • Louise Ellman MP

    Chair of the House of Commons Transport Select Committee
  • Stephen Glaister

    Board Member - Chair
    ORR
  • Steve Gooding

    Director
    RAC Foundation
  • Sir Peter Hendy CBE

    Chair
    Network Rail
  • Sue Kershaw

    Programme Director of Major Projects Advisory and UK Head of Infrastructure Programme and Project Management
    KPMG LLP
  • Charles Kirwan-Taylor

    Corporate Affairs and Sustainability Director
    Gatwick Airport
  • Simon Kirby

    Chief Executive
    High Speed Two
  • Ailie MacAdam

    Managing Director, Europe & Africa, Infrastructure
    Bechtel
  • Alistair McPhee

    VP, Ground Transportation Systems
    Thales
  • Terry Morgan CBE

    Chairman
    Crossrail
  • Jim O'Sullivan

    Chief Executive
    Highways England
  • Paul Plummer

    Chief Executive
    Rail Delivery Group
  • Nicola Shaw

    CEO
    High Speed 1
  • Anthony Smith

    Chief Executive
    Transport Focus
  • James Stamp

    Global Head of Aviation, UK Head of Transport
    KPMG LLP
  • Jim Steer

    Director
    Greengauge21
  • Ed Thomas

    Partner
    KPMG LLP
  • Richard Threlfall

    Partner & UK Head of Infrastructure, Building and Construction
    KPMG LLP
  • Baroness Jo Valentine

    Chief Executive
    London First
  • Angus Walker

    Board Chair
    National Infrastructure Planning Association (NIPA)
  • Philip Wareham

    Legal Director
    Hill Dickinson LLP
  • Ian Woodman

    Director Maritime
    Department for Transport
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