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London mayor meets his new infrastructure board

5 Nov 14 Heavy hitters from the infrastructure world will sit around a table with London mayor Boris Johnson today at the first meeting of the new London Infrastructure Delivery Board.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson
Mayor of London Boris Johnson

At the meeting at London’s City Hall will be senior figures from the public sector and some of the UK’s biggest construction, transport, and utilities companies on a mission to work out how to deliver London’s long-term infrastructure needs.

The agenda for the inaugural meeting focuses on identifying potential barriers to the delivery of new infrastructure and how board members might work together to overcome them. It will be the first time that representatives of all the main infrastructure providers in London have sat down in one room with a brief of supporting a long term plan for investment in the capital.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: “London is growing at an incredible rate and we need to deliver a huge investment in new homes, schools, water, energy and transport facilities to be able to protect the standard of living that Londoners expect. Our infrastructure delivery board is absolutely key to that work and I am delighted at the many talents it contains. Our board members all play vital roles in the everyday life of our city and will all have a part to play in helping London remain the greatest city in the world.”

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The full membership of the London Infrastructure Delivery Board is:

  • Martin Baggs, CEO, Thames Water
  • Mark Camley, London Legacy Development Corporation
  • Mark Carne, CEO, Network Rail
  • Isabel Dedring, deputy mayor of London
  • John Dickie, director of strategy, London First
  • Sir Philip Dilley, chairman, Environment Agency
  • Dr Emma FitzGerald, CEO UK gas distribution, National Grid   
  • Geoffrey Spence, chief executive, Infrastructure UK
  • Peter Gerstrom, CEO of Cory Environmental and deputy chairman of Environmental Services Association
  • Sir Peter Hendy, commissioner, Transport for London
  • Boris Johnson, mayor of London
  • Cllr Claire Kober, leader of Haringey Council and infrastructure lead for London Councils
  • Cllr Clyde Loakes, board member of LWARB, deputy leader of Waltham Forest Council and chairman of North London Waste Authority
  • Trevor Maginley, business development director, Cleshar, representing the Civil Engineering Contractors Association
  • Harvey McGrath, deputy chairman, London Enterprise Panel
  • Tom Mockridge, CEO, Virgin Media       
  • Nelson Ogunshakin, CEO, Association for Consultancy and Engineering     
  • Chet Patel, BT director of London
  • Jules Pipe, mayor of Hackney and chairman of London Councils
  • Peter Redfern, CEO, Taylor Wimpey                   
  • Ed Richards, CEO, Ofcom
  • Cllr Philippa Roe, leader, Westminster City Council
  • Basil Scarsella, CEO, UK Power Networks


  • Maxine Frerk, Ofgem
  • Simon Markall, head of public affairs, Ofwat


  • Nick Bliss, partner, Freshfields
  • Chris Choa, principal, Aecom
  • Stephen Howlett, CEO, Peabody
  • Alexander Jan, director, Arup
  • Sue Kershaw, director of rail, CH2M Hill
  • Mike McNicholas, MD, Atkins
  • Jason Millett, COO, Mace
  • Mathew Riley, partner, EC Harris
  • Ian Shrubsall, head of residential and infrastructure planning, GL Hearn

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