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Barratt Developments chief operating officer
Steven Boyes is chief operating officer at Barratt Developments, with responsibility for 26 operating divisions throughout the UK.
Barratt is one of the country’s largest housebuilders by volume, having sold more than 13,663 homes in 2012/13.
Mr Boyes has developed a wealth of housebuilding experience since joining the group in 1978.
Sainsbury’s store development director
An experienced director in the retail sector, Dean Clegg is Sainsbury’s store development director.
He joined the company in 2005 as MD for the South, moving on to have responsibility for around 150 supermarkets in the North.
He took on his current role in October 2012 and told CN in November that Sainsbury’s is “open to new partners” on its £1bn pipeline of work for 2014.
Heathrow Airport development acquisition director
Chris Elliott has responsibility for the acquisition of the supply chain to deliver Heathrow’s capital investment programme.
He joined in May 2010 and had been infrastructure programme director and programme sponsorship director prior to being appointed to his current role in December 2012.
He has also worked with BOC Distribution Services, BAA and Turner & Townsend.
Nine Elms programme director
Reporting to the board leading the redevelopment of 195 ha of central London, Helen Fisher oversees the UK’s largest development programme.
This includes the delivery of 18,000 homes, up to 25,000 jobs and new transport connections. She has more than 20 years’ regeneration experience, including leading the major redevelopments of Canning Town and Custom House.
Argent executive director
Prior to joining developer Argent, Tony Giddings worked for contractors and clients across the UK, Africa and the Middle East.
He has worked on a range of high-profile projects including the City of London’s Minster Court for Bovis and the Prudential.
Mr Giddings joined Argent in 1989 and has since delivered more than £900m-worth of construction projects.
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Thames Water asset director
Lawrence Gosden was appointed Thames Water asset director in May 2013, having previously been capital delivery director.
He joined Thames Water in 2007 and previously held senior positions at Southern Water and South East Water.
He is responsible for a £5bn capital programme, including the Lee Tunnel and sewage treatment works improvements.
Whitbread senior project and programme manager
Steve Hammond is an experienced project and programme manager tasked with delivering Whitbread’s extensive Premier Inn hotel new-build programme.
He has been responsible for the opening of around 1,800 rooms in six hotels in the past 12 months, as well as providing technical support to the acquisition of the Premier Inn new openings pipeline.
Almacantar development director
Kathrin Hersel is a director and leads the development team at Almacantar.
She qualified at Land Securities, where she was development director in its London portfolio, working on a number of high-profile mixed-use developments including New Street Square, One New Change, 20 Fenchurch Street, Victoria Transport Interchange and Wellington House.
Rob Holden is chairman of HS1 Ltd and is also a non-executive director at Viridor.
His recent advisory roles have included work with Amtrak in the US and with the UK Ministry of Defence.
He was formerly chief executive officer of Crossrail, leading the project through its final approval process. A chartered accountant, Mr Holden was also chairman of Eurostar.
John Lewis Partnership head of construction, environment and engineering
With more than 25 years’ experience leading retail construction projects, Tony Jacob has worked on a range of new-build and refurb programmes for McDonald’s, Safeway, Topshop and Harvey Nichols.
Since joining John Lewis in 2004, he has overseen 12 new department stores, several major refurbishments and opened 170 Waitrose supermarkets.
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Network Rail managing director of infrastructure projects
Simon Kirby is responsible for the delivery of all of Network Rail’s large enhancement and renewal infrastructure projects, and is a member of the company’s executive committee.
He has held positions in the defence industry, including MD of three BAE Systems shipyards and MD of the company’s Type 45 Prime Contract Organisation.
Network Rail director for Crossrail
Rob McIntosh is responsible for the £2.3bn upgrade of the existing Network Rail network for Crossrail services, and was Network Rail project director for European Train Control System and Traffic Management prior to taking on his current role in March 2013.
He joined the Railtrack engineering graduate training scheme in 1996 and quickly moved into project management.
Grosvenor operations director of London Estate
Before joining Grosvenor as operations director for the London estate in April 2013, Jorge Mendonça was Crossrail’s programme director, responsible for the £2.3bn surface infrastructure works programme.
Prior to joining Network Rail in 2008, he had a career in the British Army where he held a variety of leadership and managerial appointments.
Tishman Speyer UK head of design and construction
Alexander Morris joined Tishman Speyer two years ago and is UK head of design and construction at the firm.
He previously worked for UK developer Minerva as a project director, where he managed The St Botolph Building project in London including planning, design and construction.
Prior to that, he worked on the 30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin) tower project for Swiss Re.
HS2 non-executive chairman
Douglas Oakervee is chairman of Laing O’Rourke Construction (Hong Kong) and will be non-executive chairman of HS2 Ltd until December 2013.
He was previously executive chairman of Crossrail and director of P&A’s London Gateway Port in 2004-05.
He was also project director of the Hong Kong Airport Authority, responsible for the new Hong Kong International Airport.
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Land Securities project director
Matt Perry has worked in construction for more than 20 years on many high-profile schemes and in a variety of roles as contractor, consultant and client.
These projects include work on the Imax Cinema at Waterloo, Imperial College, the British Museum and Heathrow T5.
He is Land Securities’ project director for the £120m New Ludgate development in London.
Asda Stores head of highways, utilities and civil engineering
David Sibbitt has been a civil and structural consulting engineer in the UK, Republic of Ireland and India since graduating in 1985.
For the last eight years he has worked closely with designers and contractors on the design-and-build side of the UK retail market and is currently Asda’s key stakeholder for the development and implementation of its BIM strategy.
Ministry of Justice head of project delivery
Terry Stocks has been among the leading drivers of reform within government, having pushed the MoJ to be the first department to adopt BIM on all tenders by 2013.
Mr Stocks has responsibility for all project delivery at the MoJ, delivering around 100 projects each year including under the new £1bn Strategic Alliance Agreement Framework for Construction.
Thames Water head of Thames Tideway Tunnel
Phil Stride is head of Thames Tideway Tunnel at Thames Water. The largest privately financed infrastructure project in Europe, Mr Stride has worked on the project for five years and led the public consultation.
He has worked for Thames Water for 38 years and is a member of the Crossrail Tunnelling and Underground Construction Academy Industry Advisory Panel.
Crossrail head of technical information
Former Aecom UK rail director Malcolm Taylor is responsible for BIM strategy and implementation, technical data management and asset information management for Crossrail.
Having started at London Underground, he has more than 33 years’ experience in design, construction and maintenance of large-scale transportation projects around the world.
Westfield head of design and construction, UK and Europe
Keith Whitmore joined Westfield UK in 2005 as director of design and construction for the UK and Europe, taking overall responsibility for the Westfield portfolio, including Westfield London (White City) and Westfield Stratford City.
Westfield London opened in October 2008, a £1.7bn landmark project, and Stratford City opened in September 2011.
Crossrail chief executive officer
Andrew Wolstenholme joined airport operator BAA in 1997 as construction director for the Heathrow Express rail link.
He went on to lead the delivery of the £4.3bn T5 programme and became director of capital projects.
From there, he joined the Balfour Beatty in 2009 as director of innovation and strategic capability and, most recently, joined Crossrail as its chief executive officer.