He takes over from Roger Bridge who has now completed his term.
Mark Leggett is development director for Mott MacDonald’s tunnelling business,
He said: “Major schemes such as HS2 and Crossrail require leading-edge tunnelling techniques and solutions, as will future projects like the Trans-Pennine tunnel beneath the Peak District and the Stonehenge tunnel. Through the BTS we possess the collective expertise to make these projects a reality. At the same time we’re able to provide the best independent guidance on how innovative underground construction can be undertaken sustainably and safely.”
Among his priorities is improving how the BTS communicates with its members and the wider industry. “My goal is to develop and articulate the benefits of our different membership categories and to change the way we communicate to become more digital and reactive,” he said. “By 2018 I hope that everyone will see significant improvements in the mode and amount of communication from the BTS.”
Mark Leggett is the first BTS chairman from Mott MacDonald since former Mott, Hay & Anderson chairmen Stephen Tough and John Bartlett in the 1970s and 1980s.