Beyond Brexit – London infrastructure priorities for the 2020s
Join hundreds of senior private and public sector leaders in transport, infrastructure, property, development and investment as they look beyond Brexit to London’s long-term future. Always a key date in the infrastructure calendar, with extensive networking opportunities.
Plus hear the latest on key projects in London’s infrastructure pipeline – from TfL and Network Rail to London’s utilities and airports.
The Summit will be followed by a dinner with guest speaker Crossrail CEO Mark Wild.
Deputy Mayor for Transport, Greater London Authority
Heidi Alexander was appointed as Sadiq Khan’s Deputy Mayor for Transport in June 2018. Before joining the Mayor’s team Heidi was the Member of Parliament for Lewisham East from 2010-2018. She served in the Whips’ Office before being appointed as Shadow Secretary of State for Health. Between 2006 and 2010 Heidi worked as Deputy Mayor of the London Borough of Lewisham and Cabinet Member for Regeneration.
Richard Aylard CVO
External Affairs and Sustainability Director, Thames Water Utilities
Richard joined Thames Water in 2002 as Corporate Responsibility Director. He now leads the company's engagement with external stakeholders, including Councils, MPs, community groups and environmental organisations. In his role as Sustainability Director, Richard is the Executive team member with responsibility for environmental and social issues.
Richard has a degree in biological science from Reading University and served in the Royal Navy for 16 years. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management.
Managing Director, Network Rail Property
Chief Digital Officer, Greater London Authority
Mike Brown MVO
Commissioner, Transport for London
As Commissioner of Transport for London (TfL), Mike Brown is responsible for ensuring the delivery of world-class transport services to keep London working, growing and to make life in the Capital better for residents, visitors and businesses. He oversees a major investment programme, one of the largest and most complex in Europe.
TfL is responsible for much of the city’s transport, including London Underground, the London bus network, the Docklands Light Railway, London Overground, London Trams and the Emirates Air Line cable car. It is also responsible for the Capital’s busiest main roads, the Congestion Charging scheme, river services, road safety and schemes to boost cycling and walking. It is also responsible for ensuring that the Crossrail project hands over a safe and reliable railway to TfL for operation as the ‘Elizabeth line’.
Mike first joined London Underground in 1989 and worked in various operational manager roles before becoming the company's Chief Operating Officer in 2003. In 2008, he left to be the boss of Heathrow, then the world's busiest international airport.
He rejoined London Underground in 2010 as Managing Director leading the work which has resulted in huge improvements to the Tube, leading to more frequent and reliable services across the network. He led the successful delivery of transport for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
He was appointed as TfL Commissioner in September 2015.
Head of Infrastructure Delivery, Infrastructure and Projects Authority
Director of Strategy and Policy, London First
John Dickie is Director of Strategy and Policy at London First, responsible for the business membership organisations public policy development and its member management team. A former Deputy Leader of Camden Council in London, John was a member of the current Mayor of Londons London Finance Commission, the previous Mayors Infrastructure Delivery Board and is a member of the Kings College Commission on London. His previous senior roles include Head of Corporate Affairs at the BBC, Regulatory Affairs Director at the European Competitive Telecommunications Association and Managing Director of consultancy Prima Europe, later GPC London, where he provided political and policy advice to major international businesses. John started his career at Swiss Bank Corporation International and has degrees from Oxford University and the London Business School.
Michèle Dix CBE
Managing Director, Crossrail 2
Michèle starter her career at the Greater London Council (GLC) after completing her PhD in transport and land use planning and became a chartered civil engineer through the GLC’s transport planning graduate scheme. She spent fifteen years in the private sector with Halcrow Fox becoming the board director for urban transport. She joined Transport for London (TfL) in 2000 as director of Congestion Charging on a job share basis with Malcolm Murray-Clark and Managing Director of Planning in 2007.
Michèle led TfL's strategic thinking on the future transport needs of London, testing and challenging solutions; providing clear direction on appropriate transport solutions for the future; she was responsible for the Mayor’s Transport Strategy and transport requirements for the Mayor’s 2050 Infrastructure Plan; coordinating the implementation of local plans and borough partnerships; and developing major scheme interchanges.
Michele is now responsible for developing Crossrail 2 and gaining funding and powers for it. Michele is a visiting professor for UCL and is chair of an international committee PRESCOM for the UITP which promotes public transport research and best practice globally. Most recently, Michele has joined the Major Projects Association as a Board member and has become a Trustee for the London Transport Museum.
Executive Director Expansion, Heathrow Airport Limited
Chief Executive, National Infrastructure Commission
Prior to joining the National Infrastructure Commission, Phil Graham worked on many of the UK’s most important infrastructure projects for the Department for Transport. He led the development of the government’s high speed rail strategy from its inception and took it through one of the country’s largest ever consultation and analysis processes, as well as leading the team supporting Sir Howard Davies’ Airports Commission and working on the London Olympics. Previous roles include posts running DfT’s incident response team, working on the Eddington study of transport and economic growth and as Private Secretary to the Secretary of State.
Emma Howard Boyd
Chair, Environment Agency
Director of Transport Innovation, Transport for London
Michael Hurwitz is the Director of Transport Innovation at Transport for London (TfL). Responsible for making sure transport in London is ready for the future, his team actively seeks out and assesses new ideas and developments in the transport world, helping TfL to determine which new business models or services could help address the challenges facing our city. From dockless cycle hire to demand responsive transport; from connected and autonomous vehicles, to smart use of energy in our vehicles and infrastructure, the goal is to engage with market innovators, test how new ideas could work for London and set the policy frameworks to ensure new innovations are integrated and work for all.
Previously, Michael was Director, Energy, Technology & International at the UK Department for Transport (DfT), having set up and led the UK’s national policies and programmes worth £1bn on ultra-low emission vehicles, driverless and connected cars, future fuels and negotiation of international regulations on vehicle safety and emissions. Former roles include having founded and led the cross-Government Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV); time as the DfT’s Strategy Director; and from 2011 to 2014 he was Policy Fellow at the Energy Futures Lab, Imperial College London. Prior to joining the civil service he worked on organisational transformation programmes for Arthur Andersen and Deloitte.
Managing Director, Planning and Advisory, WSP
Chief Executive Officer, London Stansted Airport
Liz Peace CBE
Chair, Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation
Director, West London Business, Managing Partner, Kingston Smith LLP
is the Managing Partner of Kingston Smith. Prior to this she spent over 30
years acting for and supporting businesses predominantly in the West London
area. Kingston Smith has offices in West London (Heathrow) as well as in the West
End and City, Romford, Redhill and St Albans.
role as Managing Partner (since 2016) Maureen now concentrates helping both
clients and employees reach their potential; as well as leading the firm’s
values the firm’s composition – diversity and inclusion has developed
organically over the years and it shows - the firm’s Gender Pay Gap Report
which shows figures significantly lower than those of the UK economy as a whole.
The firm celebrates this diverse workforce which enables innovation and blue
sky thinking to come to the fore – and aligns people’s aspirations to the
success of the firm.
has been a long term supporter of West London Business, and a Director since
2012 where she also oversees finances. She continues to campaign and support
issues that affect the West London Business community.
Deputy Mayor for Environment and Energy, Greater London Authority
CEO, UK Power Networks
Chief Executive Officer, London City Airport
Director, LSE London
Deputy Mayor for Fire & Resilience, Greater London Authority
Chief Executive, London First
Jasmine is Chief Executive of London First, convening business leaders to keep the UKs capital city globally competitive and working for the whole country. She is a non-executive director of BT Group and of Standard Chartered Bank, where she chairs the Brand, Values and Conduct Committee. From 2005 to 2015, Jasmine was CEO of Save the Children UK and then she brought together all 30 members of the federation to create Save the Children International, aligning 25,000 staff in 120 countries behind a single mission, strategy and campaigning voice, growing the global budget to over 2 billion USD. Jasmines experience in the non-profit sector began in 1999 when she worked in West Africa with Oxfam.
Stewart Wingate *
Chief Executive Officer, London Gatwick Airport
On hold or all systems go? The National Infrastructure Assessment One Year On
Panel discussion with Phil Graham, Chief Executive, National Infrastructure Commission; Heidi Alexander, Deputy Mayor for Transport, GLA; Basil Scarsella, Chief Executive, UK Power Networks
Unlocking housing through infrastructure investment
Panel discussion on how infrastructure investment has the potential to unlock vital new housing in key areas of London. Including guest speaker Michèle Dix, MD Crossrail 2 and leaders of core projects across the capital
London airports - maximising the opportunities for growth
What are the challenges and opportunities facing London’s main airports? Where is action needed to ensure all can grow sustainably?
In conversation with Mike Brown
Insights from the Commissioner on Transport for London's challenges and opportunities in the 2020s