Our third Infrastructure Intelligence Live In the Spotlight interview of 2021 takes place on Wednesday 8 September and features one of the leading figures in the UK construction and infrastructure sector, Andy Mitchell CBE, co-chair of the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) and CEO of Thames Tideway.
The CLC provides cross-sector leadership to the construction industry and is a key and influential voice for the industry with government and other key stakeholders and opinion formers.
The CLC convened and led the industry’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic and has been praised for its work in bringing together the industry, pooling resources and working collaboratively to support industry change.
Under Andy Mitchell’s leadership, the CLC has forged an effective working relationship with government, highlighted by its engagement in developing the Industry Recovery Plan.
Post-Covid, the construction sector will play a vital role in the economic rebalancing of the UK. The sector’s output comprises 8% of GDP and it employs over 10% of the UK workforce. The homes, schools, hospitals, and railways that the industry is set to deliver will underpin the UK’s future low-carbon growth ambitions. As someone who leads the key leadership organisation for construction, Andy Mitchell’s views on a range of issues will be well worth listening to.
Andy has wide experience in the construction sector. As well as currently being CEO of infrastructure mega-project Tideway, he was previously programme director and board member at Crossrail and has managed a number of high profile projects both in the United Kingdom and overseas. After 12 years working in the United Arab Emirates, France and South Africa and on major developments such as Hong Kong Airport and the Hong Kong West Rail, he joined Network Rail in 2001. He was project director for Network Rail’s Southern Power Upgrade project, and was also the major programme director of the Thameslink Programme.