Infrastructure investment across the UK is still a vitally important aspect of government plans to build a stronger economy and deliver better public services. With over £600bn+ investment planned over the next ten years, this sector offers a vast opportunity for suppliers looking to supply to infrastructure projects.
UK Infrastructure Show 2019 – part of the UK Public Sector Sourcing Expo – brings together major projects and programmes from some of the biggest spend areas within infrastructure, all under one roof.
With many networking and learning opportunities on the day, this is one event you can’t afford to miss. Key event features include:
Infrastructure and Projects Authority
Matthew is the interim Chief Executive of the Infrastructure and project Authority, reporting to both the Cabinet Office and HM Treasury. This includes overseeing the National Infrastructure and Construction Pipeline, which contains projections of £600bn of public and private infrastructure investment, and supporting the Government’s Major Projects Portfolio, which contains around 150 of the Government’s most complex and high risk projects. The Chief Executive also leads the professionalisation of the Project Delivery community in Government. It also includes IPA’s Finance and International teams, including responsibility for Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) and the UK Guarantees Scheme (UKGS).
Before joining IPA, Matthew spent over 20 years at Société Générale and Hambros Bank, leading teams responsible for advisory, banking, equity investment and the capital markets and working in New York, Paris and Toronto. He had clients across multiple industries, including airports, ports, rail, roads, public private partnerships, utilities, renewables, energy and real estate. Most recently he was Head of Impact Investment Banking at ClearlySo.
Deputy Director Infrastructure Skills and Efficiency
Department for Transport
Catherine De Marco is a Deputy Director at the Department for Transport, responsible for delivering the Transport Infrastructure Skills and Efficiency strategies. The Skills Strategy is aimed at increasing uptake of apprenticeships in transport, and 2 years on has successfully increased these by 22%, bucking the wider economic trend. She is a member of the Strategic Transport Apprenticeship Taskforce, which is Chaired by Mike Brown, Commissioner of Transport for London.
More recently, Catherine has added the Efficiency strategy to her portfolio, this is aimed at improving project delivery in transport, underpinned by improved cost benchmarking, the promotion of long-term collaborative relationships and exploiting digital technology to derive opportunities to innovate, invest and upskill to boost productivity. Prior to her current role, Catherine worked in a variety of other roles at the Department for Transport and in consultancy.
Acting Head of Frameworks
As the Acting Director of Frameworks, Adrian’s role is to lead, develop, improve and manage the suite of national and regional frameworks within Scape Procure. Adrian leads a team of dedicated Framework Managers, applying strategic leadership of change and innovation to ensure that the framework services provide excellence and value to the public sector.
Adrian’s previous positions at Scape were roles within Business Development and Framework Management. Prior to Scape, Adrian worked as Group Leisure Sector Lead for Willmott Dixon, and for Sport England where he led investment policy for the development and management of sports facilities within England. He is currently studying an MBA in Construction and Real Estate.
Director of Network Resilience
Transport for West Midlands
Anne Shaw has over 27 years working in local government in the UK. She is currently the Director of Network Resilience at Transport for West Midlands, the strategic transport advisor to the West Midlands Combined Authority. As a senior leader, Anne is experienced in developing transport policy, managing major transport capital investment projects, securing funding and coordination of the delivery of multi-agency programmes of work.
In her current role, Anne is responsible for coordinating the delivery programmes of HS2, Highways England and local authorities to minimise travel disruption. Her focus is on developing and delivering transport projects which support and grow the West Midlands economy by improving connectivity within the region and beyond, taking into account projected increases in infrastructure investment, passenger numbers and freight; ensuring growth can be achieved.