Sir John Armitt

National Infratrcture Commission

Sir John Armitt, Chair, National Infrastructure Commission

Sir John Armitt is Chairman of the National Infrastructure Commission, National Express Group, City & Guilds Group, and the Thames Estuary 2050 Growth Commission. He is also on the Board of the Berkeley Group and Expo 2020.

In September 2013, Sir John published an independent review on long-term infrastructure planning in the UK. The recommendations in the Armitt Review received widespread support and in large part have now been adopted by the current government, resulting in the National Infrastructure Commission.

After leaving John Laing plc in 1993, where Sir John had been Chairman of Laing’s International and Civil Engineering divisions, he became Chief Executive of Union Railways. In 1997 he became Chief Executive of Costain, a position he held until 2001.

Sir John was Chief Executive of Railtrack plc from 2001-2002, Chief Executive of Network Rail from 2002-2007, Chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority from 2007-2014, Chairman of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council from 2007-2012, a member of the Airports Commission from 2012-2015, and a member of the Board of Transport for London from 2012-2016.

Sir John was President of the Institution of Civil Engineers from 2015-2016; he is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Institution of Civil Engineers and City and Guilds of London Institute and has received honorary doctorates from the universities of Birmingham, Imperial College London, Portsmouth, Reading and Warwick.

Sir John was awarded the CBE in 1996 for his contribution to the rail industry and received a knighthood in 2012 for services to engineering and construction.

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Keynote on National Infrastructure Assessment regarding Resources and waste management

Sir John will highlight the findings of the recently published Assessment, setting out the case for lower cost, lower carbon options for food waste and plastics, arguing for separate food waste collection and a national standard of recycling for households and businesses

EVEN MORE SEMINARS

  • Tim Foster: Speaking at the Future Resource Expo

    Tim Foster - Renewable Power Purchase Agreements – Plugging the Risk Gap

  • Ben Moore: Speaking at the Future Resource Expo

    Ben Moore - Rethink water: Resource efficiency and resilience for the Power Industry.

  • Emil Rangelov: Speaking at the Future Resource Expo

    Emil Rangelov - Zero emissions vehicles and autonomous driving - oh my!

  • Charles Coe: Speaking at the Future Resource Expo

    Charles Coe - Energy procurement in the construction industry – Lessons Learnt

  • Chris Hewett: Speaking at the Future Resource Expo

    Chris Hewett - Post-subsidy business opportunities in solar & storage