Professor Gordon Masterton
Chair of Future Infrastructure
The University of Edinburgh
Until 2015, Professor Masterton was Vice-President of Jacobs Engineering. He is a past president of the Institution of Civil Engineers, past president of the Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland, former chairman of the Construction Industry Council, former Vice Chairman of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, and founder and current Chairman of the Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame. Professor Masterton was the UK Government’s project representative on the £15bn Crossrail development in London – Europe’s largest construction project to date. Recently, he was appointed a member of the Independent Assurance Panel for the HS2 high-speed rail link. Professor Masterton brings more than 35 years of industry experience and leadership of major infrastructure design, construction and commissioning to his new post.
9:30 am - 9:35 am
The government has made infrastructure a core priority and central foundation of its ambitious industrial strategy and plan to drive up British productivity. To start the day, hear from leading central government figures and thought-leaders on how the government’s plans hope to transform the way infrastructure is delivered, connected and fully utilised.