Infrastructure UK

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Infrastructure UK (IUK) is a division of HM Treasury that advises government on the long-term infrastructure needs of the UK and provides commercial expertise to support major projects and programmes.[1]

The Treasury describes it as "a unit within the Treasury's Public Services and Growth Directorate". Its Chief Executive is Geoffrey Spence.

Infrastructure UK has an Advisory Council that meet every quarter. In addition to the non-executive chair Paul Skinner (former Chair of Rio Tinto), the Advisory Council is composed of the following members, which include private sector representatives:

  • Sir Nicholas Macpherson, Permanent Secretary, HM Treasury
  • John Kingman, 2nd Permanent Secretary, HM Treasury
  • Philip Rutnam, Permanent Secretary, DFT
  • Martin Donnelly, Permanent Secretary, BIS
  • Bronwyn Hill, Permanent Secretary, Defra
  • Peter Schofield, Director General for Neighbourhoods, DCLG
  • Simon Virley, Director General for Energy & Markets Infrastructure Group, DECC
  • Chris Bolt, Independent Consultant
  • Keith Clarke, Chairman, Forum for the Future
  • Cressida Hogg, Managing Partner Infrastructure, 3i
  • Ian Tyler, Former Chief Executive, Balfour Beatty Plc
  • James Cameron, Chairman, Climate Change Capital
  • Professor Sir Keith Burnett, Vice Chancellor, University of Sheffield
  • Steve Holliday, Chief Executive, National Grid

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Infrastructure UK on GOV.UK