Heathrow Airport (Co-Chair of Constructing Excellence)
Phil joined Heathrow in 2003 and became Expansion Programme Director in 2017 accountable for delivering Heathrow’s third runway along with the infrastructure to support it. Previously as Development Director, Phil was accountable for all the Capital works at Heathrow. As Eastern Campus Programme Director, Phil, was accountable for the delivery of the airport’s new Terminal 2. This £2.5bn programme has provided passengers with a new, ‘state of the art’, terminal.
Before Terminal 2, Phil led the completion of the £4.3bn construction of Terminal 5 and prior to that he led the £350 million Terminal 5 Landside Development Project which included the successful completion of the Twin Rivers Diversion and M25 Spur ahead of programme and under budget.
Phil was previously Director of Civil Engineering with TPS Consult, where he was involved in private and public sector schemes from feasibility stage through to design, construction and completion. This included working for BAA on Terminal 5 and many other projects at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted, as well as with many other clients. Phil has also worked both overseas and in the UK as a civil engineer for DHV and Mott MacDonald.
CEO Cast Consultancy (Co-Chair of Constructing Excellence)
Mark has 28 years of experience in the construction and real estate sectors, 15 of those served as a partner of EC Harris / Arcadis. In 2016, he established Cast, a specialist real estate and construction consultancy. He is a member of the RICS, and is a Vice Chairman of the Urban Land Institute UK Residential Council and a member of the BPF Build to Rent committee.
Mark is the author of the October 2016 independent review of the UK Construction Labour Market Model entitled ‘Modernise or Die’ jointly sponsored by BEIS and CLG and published via the Construction Leadership Council. On the back of this report, Mark is championing a gradual move in the UK towards more pre-manufacture led construction delivery to improve productivity and predictability for clients. In this regard, his work includes supporting the evolution of central and regional government policy as well as direct involvement with clients deploying market leading innovation in the UK.
Turner & Townsend (Co-Chair of Constructing Excellence)
David is Head of UK Cost & Commercial Management for Turner & Townsend across the infrastructure sector and also runs its Southern regional business. He is a member of Turner & has been responsible for global Research & Innovation. He has spent 13 years within the UK business working across a number of sectors including aviation, rail, water and utilities. As part of this he has and continues to support the set up and delivery of major programmes for Heathrow, Crossrail, HS2, HPC, Tideway, Anglian Water and TfL. At Crossrail he was Head of Commercial and Performance Assurance, working collaboratively across the supply chain to facilitate a step change in performance.
David is passionate about industry performance improvement and has led research into effective commercial performance and assurance on major projects and programmes. Throughout his time with Turner & Townsend, David has actively contributed to industry improvement initiatives, including being part of the team who authored the Constructing Excellence report, Never Waste a Good Crisis, he has sat on UK Government task groups forming a 2050 strategy, chaired the industry collaboration group Generation for Change and has sat on the RICS Infrastructure Forum. He also played a major role developing IPA’s Infrastructure Routemap, being part of the team who authored the procurement module.
Turner & Townsend (Chairman of Constructing Excellence International)
Murray joined Turner & Townsend as a graduate in 1990, and was appointed to the Executive Board in 2015. He also leads the CSR Committee. As global head of infrastructure he is responsible for setting strategic direction to drive growth in the transport, utilities and power sectors. In 2017 Murray was also appointed managing director Americas.
Murray was Chairman of Constructing Excellence from January 2015 to June 2017. He has also worked extensively with government and industry organisations in Asia, Australia and the UK on industrial strategies and improvement initiatives.
Milica Kitson OBE
Constructing Excellence in Wales
ProjectFive (Chairman, CE Clubs)
Built Environment Hub (Chair, CE Regional Network)
(Chair, CE Regional Network)
Professor Peter McDermott
University of Salford (CE in the North West)
Waterloo Air Products
CITB (G4C Co-Chair)
HS2 (G4C Co-Chair)
Proclivity (Chairman CELL)
Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence
Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence since 2007. Closely involved with many UK government and industry bodies, including the Strategic Forum for Construction, the Infrastructure and Projects Authority within the Cabinet Office, where he chairs a committee on new models of procurement for construction, and the British Standards Institution (BSI), where he is secretary to the committee on construction procurement.
Don has over thirty years’ experience of best practice in the building, engineering and construction industry, specialising in policy making, industry change, supply chain integration, collaborative working and sustainability across all sectors from housing to infrastructure. One of the leading figures in the UK construction industry ‘reform movement’, he was previously chief executive of the Design Building Foundation and the Construction Industry Board after an early career at the Building Research Establishment. In 2016 he was awarded a Simon Industrial Fellowship by the Alliance Manchester Business School to support their research and industry engagement activities in the infrastructure sector. Don has travelled widely around the world, providing strategic advice in over 30 different countries.