‘Delivering World Class Infrastructure Projects in Wales’
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The agenda includes a welcome from Richard Wilson, Deputy Director, Commercial & PPM Division Welsh Government with key note addresses from Jane Hutt AM, Minister for Finance, Peter Chamley Director/Chair, Global Infrastructure Practice, Arup, Miranda Reeves, Account Director, Heathrow Airport Limited, Atkins, Mike McNicholas Managing Director, Design & Engineering, Atkins and Simon Lander, Partner, Chandler KBS. Ed Evans, Constructing Excellence in Wales will also manage facilitated discussions based on conversation topics.
The ability to deliver world class infrastructure projects on time and on budget is an essential requirement for any nation operating on the world stage. The speakers will highlight the importance of a clear vision, the need for high quality project management skills and the positive outcomes that will result from good project management and discuss the implications of poor project management. They will also share their experiences from major projects from across the world including:
Account Director, Heathrow Airport Limited, Atkins Miranda has over 20 years of experience managing technology enabled programmes and projects within regulated industry and the public sector, and is an MSP and PRINCE2 Practitioner. Miranda leads an Atkins team of around 80 FTEs providing ICS in Construction project services and an ICS Minor Works service to Heathrow Airport Limited (formerly BAA/Ferrovial). After spending the first 6 months as Atkins’ ICS in Construction Portfolio Manager at Heathrow, responsible for approximately 30 airport projects both landside and airside, Miranda became Atkins’ Account Director for the entire portfolio of Atkins’ work across the account.
Managing Director, Design & Engineering, Atkins Mike is currently the Director in charge of Atkins Design & Engineering business responsible for the delivery of Major Projects. He has many years of experience in the field of Civil Engineering, and has worked on a great variety of projects, including some major projects for prestigious clients, including Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) and London Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Mike is project director for Atkins’ London 2012 work and is also closely linked to Atkins’ on-going involvement with rail projects in London and airports in the south east. Mike has also been spending a lot of time focussing on Jeddah Airport and other exciting opportunities in the Middle East region.
Leads Arup’s Infrastructure work in the UK, Middle East and Africa and is Chair of the firm’s Global Infrastructure Practice. He is a Chartered Civil Engineer with over 35 years’ experience in Infrastructure and major civil engineering projects worldwide. He has worked on projects in UK, Europe, Australasia, East Asia and the USA. Most recently, based in London, Peter has been leading the design of over 40km of TBM bored tunnels below the capital city for the Crossrail project. Other recent projects have included Chief Engineer for the design of the Second Avenue Subway in New York, USA, and leading the contractor’s design activities for the No. 7 Line Extension, also in New York.
Simon Lander is a Partner at ChandlerKBS where he specialises in the provision of strategic advice, procurement services and programme/project management. Simon trained as a Civil Engineer and spent 20 years in contracting before moving into consultancy at the end of 1998.
He is an advocate of the NEC suite of contracts having used them since 1995 as Contractor, Client and Project Manager.
Simon’s contribution to the construction sector in Wales was recognised in 2010 when he was named the Constructing Excellence Wales Achiever of the Year, an honour bestowed upon him for his approach to collaborative working, project management and contract administration.
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