Infrastructure UK

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Infrastructure UK (IUK) was a division of HM Treasury that advised government on the long-term infrastructure needs of the UK and provided commercial expertise to support major projects and programmes.[1] It was created in 2010.[2]

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

Infrastructure UK had an Advisory Council that meet every quarter. In addition to the non-executive chair Paul Skinner (former Chair of Rio Tinto), the Advisory Council was composed of the following members, which included 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

Merger with MPA[edit]

In January 1, 2016 it was merged with Major Projects Authority to form Infrastructure and Projects Authority.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Infrastructure UK on GOV.UK
  2. ^ Government creates new body to help manage and deliver major projects for UK economy
  3. ^ New government body to help manage and deliver major projects for UK economy