Mike Heptonstall

Mike is an Associate Director within Turner & Townsend and specialises in project management for the UK’s largest infrastructure projects. As part of his role, Mike oversees the Turner & Townsend project management service seconded into Network Rail Crossrail which includes over 10 senior project managers who are helping to enable Crossrail’s successful delivery. Mike directly acts as the Project Manager for the Old Oak Common Paddington (OOCPA) project, as part of the Network Rail-Crossrail West On-Network Infrastructure Programme. OOCPA is a £115m complex rail infrastructure project integrating the Great Western Mainline with the new Crossrail Tunnel at Westbourne Park in the East and the new Crossrail Depot at Old Oak Common.

Mike is also the operations and investment lead for Turner & Townsend’s infrastructure project management London business and responsible for leading, managing and delivering the operational, finance and investment business plan. Under his influence, this area of the business has experienced year on year growth over the past three years.

Mike has had a diverse career; his background focused on the water sector where he worked in senior positions at Thames Water and Southern Water. Transitioning to rail is quite unique given the very different regulatory and operating environments and as a General Manager for Browne Construction he was responsible for a combined portfolio of capital and maintenance programmes.