Dr David Hancock
Head of Construction, Cabinet Office
Dr David Hancock is Head of Construction for the Government Construction Team, having joined the Cabinet office in Autumn 2014. Prior to this, David was Head of Risk for Transport for London with responsibility for the risk and project services across their £15 billion capital portfolio including; the underground, rail, and surface (roads, buses and river services).
Renowned internationally as a leading thinker and practitioner in the risk field, he is the author of the bestselling book “Tame, Messy and Wicked Risk Leadership” in which he developed the concept of Risk Leadership. He has worked with the public, private and voluntary sectors and has been the Director of risk and assurance for two London Mayors and Executive Director for Halcrow (now CH2MHill). He was responsible for creating and delivering the risk management system for the successful £4.3bn Terminal 5 Project at Heathrow, working with BA, BAA and their supply chain, which is considered industry leading in project delivery.
He champions the case for rethinking project management as a social interaction rather than delivery solely through the application of process and policy. Educated at the University of Nottingham where he obtained a degree and PhD in engineering, he later added an MBA from the University of Bath. He is a Chartered Engineer, Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Personnel and Development and Fellow of the Association of Project Management.
Partner at EC Harris LLP & Member of BIM Task Group Core Team
Simon heads EC Harris’ multi-disciplinary Strategic Research and Insight team. The team is tasked with delivering evidence-based insight and Thought Leadership as an integral part of the Built Asset Consultancy service.
Simon is a member of the core group of the Government-led BIM strategy group and leads the legal and commercial work stream. He led the delivery of the CIC suite of BIM documentation in 2013 and was involved in the production of a guide on BIM and laser scanning. Simon has recently produced commercial guidelines for the implementation of Government Soft Landings and is currently collating lessons learned from Government BIM Pilot projects. Simon is part of a team contributing to the early development of the BIM Level 3 agenda.
Finance & Commercial Director for Infrastructure Project Southern Region, Network Rail
Phil Bennett is the Finance & Commercial Director for the Infrastructure Projects Southern Region within Network Rail. Phil has been with Network Rail and its predecessors for 14 years and during this time has held a variety of commercial and programme management roles. He has been in his current role since April 2012 and has responsibility for the commercial, procurement, estimating, finance and business information activity within the regional team, most recently leading the regions introduction of its innovate collaborative delivery frameworks for CP5.
Phil has over 20 years’ experience in the UK construction industry in a variety of business and market sectors at all levels of the supply chain, and has a technical background as a quantity surveyor.
Matthew Lugg, OBE, C Eng, B Eng, MICE, MCIHT, DMS
Director of Public Services for Mouchel Infrastructure Services
HMEP Advocate seconded to the Department for Transport
Matthew is Director of Public Services for Mouchel Infrastructure Services, a Director and Trustee for the Chartered Institute of Highways & Transportation and the LEAN Construction Institute UK, a past President of ADEPT, former chair of the UK Roads Board and the Midland Highway Alliance Board.
He has been seconded for over 3 years to the Department for Transport working for the local transport division on the Highway Maintenance Efficiency Programme (HMEP) and other related initiatives.
He has considerable experience in the public sector working for a number of county councils as well as the Department for Transport in the UK.
He has played a major role in the development of Highway Asset Management and collaborative procurement in the UK by leading projects to produce national guidance as well as giving evidence on a number of occasions to the Transport Parliamentary Select Committee.
He has also presented a number of papers internationally on highways maintenance and transport topics.
Matthew has won numerous awards both for his personal contribution and on behalf of the organisations for which he has worked. Most notably the UK National Transport Award for his outstanding contribution to local transport, the ICE William Kemp Award for outstanding contribution to Civil Engineering in the East Midlands and the OBE for services to local government.
Peter Higgins, BSc, Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Chartered Arbitrator, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Peter Higgins is a director of pdConsult, a consultancy organisation established jointly by him and a colleague in 2000 to provide strategic advice, contract procurement, management and dispute resolution services to the construction industry. Before starting pdConsult in 2000, Peter was responsible for the worldwide civil engineering work of a major UK consultancy. He has a background in civil engineering, building and landscape with experience on a wide range of engineering projects in the UK, Africa, and in the Middle and Far East.
Since 1976, Peter has been involved in determining contract strategy, advising on contract preparation and procurement processes and advising on contract administration. Much of Peter’s current work is advising international funding agencies and major public sector clients on procurement policy and implementation. Often with legal teams, he has worked closely with clients in developing contracts based on the NEC system and developing procurement strategy. He has given lectures in many countries on contract issues and has published papers on contracts and on ethics in construction.
Peter has had appointments as expert witness in arbitration and litigation cases, and acts as arbitrator, adjudicator, mediator or other dispute resolution expert. He has dispute resolution experience in engineering, building and landscape disputes, both as neutral deciding or mediating disputes and in advising clients. He is on various dispute resolution panels for the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Peter was Chairman of the New Engineering Contract Panel for the Institution of Civil Engineers and now sits on their New Contract Board. He has been involved in the development and implementation of NEC contracts since the initial preparation of these contract forms, and has provided advice and training to many contract users. Peter was a council member and subsequently was awarded honorary membership of the Society of Construction Law, and has served as a branch chairman of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and as chairman of the ICE Dispute Resolution Panel.
Ross is a consultant with Anthony Collins Solicitors. He advises clients, particularly in the public and housing sectors, on contract procurement and strategy and more specifically on the development of their NEC contracts
Ross is also a tutor with Thomas Telford on the NEC contracts. He has been involved in the development of most of the recent contracts in the NEC suite and also co-authored most of the flowcharts. He has particular experience of the Term Service Contract having worked to develop one of the first TSC contracts using the early consultative version and has subsequently advised on its use throughout the housing, energy and highways sectors.
He is a Chartered Civil Engineer and a member of the Association for Project Management.
President and CEO of IACCM
In his role as CEO of IACCM, Tim works with leading corporations, public and academic bodies, supporting executive awareness and understanding of the role that procurement, contracting and relationship management increasingly play in 21st century business performance and public policy.
Prior to IACCM, Tim's business career included executive roles at IBM and a period on the Chairman's staff, leading studies on the impacts of globalization and the re-engineering of IBM's global contracting processes. His earlier career involved the banking, automotive and aerospace industries, initially in Corporate Finance and later in commercial and business development. He led negotiations up to $1.5 billion in value and his work has taken him to over 40 countries.
Tim's writing is extensively published and he has acted in an advisory capacity to government bodies in countries that include the US, UK, Australia, Canada and Japan, as well as regular briefings to senior managers at many of the world's largest companies.
Development consultant, member of Resolex panel and Adjudicator
Richard has 35 years construction and development experience which began at Costain working on several major projects including the Thames Barrier. In 1994 Richard moved to the Client side and was part of Honda’s major development team learning much about effective collaborative working. Since 2004 he has been working at Board level with University College London on several biomedical science lead collaborative developments with a combined value above £600M.
Twice British Construction Industry Award (www.bcia.org.uk) winner as Client representative – 2013 – Bishop Edward King Chapel, Cuddesdon Oxford and 2002 – Honda New European Plant, Swindon
Member of Construction Minister’s sounding board of 6 “key industry figures” appointed to assist the DTI (BIS) with proposed changes to construction industry legislation (2006/10)
Occasionally sits as an Adjudicator or Arbitrator on construction disputes. Member of London 2012 Olympics and Heathrow Terminal 5 Dispute panels.
Former Chairman and Honorary Member of Society of Construction Law (2006)
Joint author of DTI sponsored report analysing 40% construction savings made by Honda when developing its 600 acre site at Swindon (2001/2002)
Member of Resolex panel since 2005
Chief Executive, ResoLex
Edward has been Chief Executive at ResoLex since 2004, during this time he has worked with some of the country’s leading project risk experts on creating RADAR, a web based project horizon scanning and risk monitoring tool. The service has been developed to understand the human dynamics of risk management that bridges the gap between forensic data and the perceptions of project stakeholders which often leads to breakdown in communications and increased risk. Under the RADAR banner Edward is currently working with Higher Education, Housing and Infrastructure clients as part of the Risk Management and Collaborative Working processes on projects.
Outside of his commercial work, Edward is Chairman of Concordis International, an international peace building charity working in conflict areas using mediation to build dialogue and relationships of mutual trust to develop and implement policies that improve human security and lay firm foundations for lasting peace.
Highly regarded consultant with experience working as client, consultant and contractor in the construction industry with particular expertise in developing and implementing NEC based contract arrangements.
Specialist in use of the NEC3 Term Service Contract for facilities management and property services contracts.
Author of Chapter 4 - Maintenance Contracts of CIBSE Guide M: Maintenance Engineering and Management.
Specialties: Commercial Management, Facilities Management, NEC3 Contracts, Procurement and Outsourcing, Project Management, Quantity Surveying, Risk and Value Management.