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Infrastructure UK gives up on search for new chief executive

Treasury body Infrastructure UK (IUK) has abandoned its efforts to find a new chief executive after a six month search.

IUK is responsible for developing the National Infrastructure Plan (NIP) and leading work to tackle the high cost of civil engineering in the UK.

It has been without a chief executive since James Stewart resigned shortly after publication of last December’s Infrastructure Cost Review, which identified the broad areas requiring action to combat high costs (NCE 13 January).

Rose to continue in temporary role

Interviews for the post are understood to have taken place in February and March, but the Treasury this week admitted that the post will not now be filled. Acting chief executive Andy Rose will continue until at least November.

“Following the recent search process, and subsequent developments in Treasury work on the growth agenda, it has been decided that Andy Rose will continue in the position of IUK CEO on an acting basis, to assure delivery of the NIP 2011 and other current key IUK work streams, including the cost review,” said a Treasury spokesman.

IUK’s work will continue to be guided by permanent secretary to the Treasury Nick Macpherson and the IUK advisory council, the spokesman added.

Readers' comments (1)

  • This article is unclear and opaque. Does this failure mean that Infrastructure UK is an empty vessel being steered by a de facto remote control drone?

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