Bibby Finance Bibby Finance
Follow us on Twitter Follow us on LinkedIn Follow us on Instagram
Daily construction news
Weekly plant news

Construction News

Thu April 26 2018

Related Information
Related Information
Related Information
Related Information

News » UK » Armitt confirmed as NIC chair » published 19 Jan 2018

Armitt confirmed as NIC chair

Sir John Armitt has been appointed chairman of the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) following the resignation of Andrew Adonis earlier this month.

Sir John Armitt Above: Sir John Armitt

Sir John Armitt, a former chief executive of Costain and Network Rail, a past president of the Institution of Civil Engineers and erstwhile chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority, has been deputy chair of the NIC since its establishment in 2015.

Chancellor Philip Hammond said: “Sir John Armitt brings years of experience of UK infrastructure. With him at the helm, I am confident we will develop a strategic and ambitious infrastructure plan that supports economic growth for decades to come.”

Lord Andrew Adonis, a former Labour apparatchik who moved to the cross-benches to take on the NIC job for the Conservative government, decided this month that he no longer had the stomach for working for a government with which he had fundamental policy disagreements, notably over Brexit and rail policy.

Sir John Armitt said he was delighted to be taking over. “I look forward to working with my fellow Commissioners and listening to our stakeholders as we set out the way forward for the UK’s infrastructure,” he said.

Civils contractors were also happy to see Sir John’s previously interim appointment made permanent.  Marie-Claude Hemming, director of external affairs at the Civil Engineering Contractors Association said: “Sir John is ideally placed to lead the National Infrastructure Commission and will bring his unique expertise to the role at a crucial time, when the Commission is due to publish its first National Infrastructure Assessment. We look forward to working closely with the Commission under Sir John’s leadership, to not only identify the UK’s infrastructure priorities over the long term, but to ensure that our members and the wider supply chain are primed to deliver the world-class projects businesses and communities will rely upon in the coming years.”




Download our free construction news iPhone / iPad app. Sign up to our FREE email newsletters or subscribe to our RSS feed for regular updates on the latest Construction News, Plant News & Contract News. The Construction Index also provides the latest Construction Tenders, Construction Market Data & Construction Law Commentary all FREE.

This article was published on 19 Jan 2018 (last updated on 19 Jan 2018).

More News Channels