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Boris Johnson holds first meeting of London Infrastructure Delivery Board

The biggest names in UK infrastructure will meet with Mayor of London Boris Johnson today to discuss the capital’s development plans.

The London Infrastructure Delivery Board represents sectors including transport, telecoms, energy, the environment, utilities, and construction.

It will work with the Mayor to help plan a programme of investment for London’s infrastructure over the next half century.

Representatives include: Trevor Maginley, director of business development at Cleshar, representing the Civil Engineering Contractors Association; Dr Nelson Ogunshakin, CEO, Association for Consultancy and Engineering; Martin Baggs, CEO, Thames Water; and Mark Carne, CEO, Network Rail.

The agenda for the inaugural meeting will focus on identifying potential barriers to the delivery of new infrastructure and how board members might work together to overcome them.

The Mayor’s office said it will be the first time that representatives of all the main infrastructure providers in London have sat down in one room with a brief of supporting a long term plan for investment in the capital.

The capital’s population is forecast to increase by 37% to more than 11 million people by 2050. This would also mean:

  • Demand for public transport increasing by 50% with increased demand for Underground and rail services by 60% and 80% respectively.
  • Demand on energy supplies increasing by 20%.
  • Demand for water exceeding supply by 10% in London by 2025, rising to 21% by 2040.

Johnson said: “London is growing at an incredible rate and we need to deliver a huge investment in new homes, schools, water, energy and transport facilities to be able to protect the standard of living that Londoners expect.

“Our infrastructure delivery board is absolutely key to that work and I am delighted at the many talents it contains. Our board members all play vital roles in the everyday life of our city and will all have a part to play in helping London remain the greatest city in the world.”

The full membership of the London Infrastructure Delivery Board is:

  • Martin Baggs, CEO, Thames Water
  • Mark Camley, Executive Director of Park and Venues, London Legacy Development Corporation
  • Mark Carne, CEO, Network Rail
  • Isabel Dedring, Deputy Mayor of London for Transport
  • John Dickie, Director of Strategy, London First
  • Sir Philip Dilley, Chairman, Environment Agency
  • Dr Emma FitzGerald, CEO UK Gas Distribution, National Grid
  • Geoffrey Spence, Chief Executive, Infrastructure UK
  • Peter Gerstrom, CEO of Cory Environmental and Deputy Chairman of Environmental Services Association
  • Sir Peter Hendy CBE, Commissioner, Transport for London
  • Boris Johnson, Mayor of London
  • Cllr Claire Kober, Leader of Haringey Council and Infrastructure Lead for London Councils
  • Cllr Clyde Loakes, Board member of LWARB, Deputy Leader of Waltham Forest Council and Chair of North London Waste Authority
  • Trevor Maginley, Director of Business Development, Cleshar, representing the Civil Engineering Contractors Association
  • Harvey McGrath, Deputy Chair London Enterprise Panel
  • Tom Mockridge, CEO, Virgin Media
  • Dr Nelson Ogunshakin, CEO, Association for Consultancy and Engineering
  • Chet Patel, BT Director of London
  • Jules Pipe, Mayor of Hackney and Chair of London Councils
  • Peter Redfern, CEO, Taylor Wimpey
  • Ed Richards, CEO, Ofcom
  • Cllr Philippa Roe, Leader, Westminster City Council
  • Basil Scarsella, CEO, UK Power Networks

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