“The Impact of Brexit on UK Infrastructure”

IAM NxtGen Panel Discussion

RESCHEDULED: Tuesday 22 May 2018, 18:00 - 20:30, London, UK 

Join our exciting and thought-provoking panel discussion on one of the most hotly debated topics of the moment: Brexit.

Opened by past IAM President & AMCL Global Technical Director Richard Edwards, and chaired by Andy Watts (Development Programme Director at the IAM), this is an event not to be missed! A diverse panel will provide a variety of insightful and experienced perspectives on the risks, opportunities and what the future may hold for UK infrastructure after leaving the EU.

Attending this event will provide an exclusive opportunity to:

  • gain thoughtful insight from experts in the industry
  • participate in an engaging discussion around Brexit’s impacts on UK Infrastructure
  • share ideas and experiences with peers


Please register to attend this free NxtGen event.

NxtGen is a free IAM initiative for Affiliate, Associate, and Student members.

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18:00 – 18:20 Registration (Town Hall room)
18:20 – 18:30 Introductions from Richard Edwards, past IAM President
18:30 – 19:15 Panel Discussion
19:15 – 19:30 Q&A
19:30 – 20:30 Networking with drinks and nibbles


The Panel


Discussion Chair: Andy Watts
Development Programme Director, IAM

Andy owns a business advisory and transformation consultancy, specialising in asset rich, service focused organisations. This is built on over 30 years of experience gained in the transport and utilities sectors through roles ranging from Graduate Engineer to Director.  Amongst other engagements, Andy is currently supporting the IAM on several fronts, including leading the development of the SSG programme and recently taking on the role of Development Programme Director to drive the transformation of the IAM over the coming two years to achieve Chartered status in support of professionalising asset management.

Mark Kaney
Director of Asset Management, Sweco

Mark is Director of Asset Management and Head of Digital Development at engineering consultancy Sweco, with 20 years' experience working with asset intensive companies, both in the client and consultancy arenas, in the areas of strategy and planning, investment planning, regulation, data and analytics and project and programme management. Mark has worked extensively in the water, energy and airports sectors with clients in the UK, Ireland, Denmark, Netherlands and Sweden.

Sue Kershaw
Managing Director of Major Projects Advisory, KPMG

Sue is Managing Director of Major Projects Advisory and UK Head of Infrastructure Programme and Project Management at KPMG, UK. She is a Board member of the Association for Project Management, and previously Director of Rail, Europe for CH2MHILL and Director of Programme Management for Grosvenor Britain and Ireland. Sue is a Civil Engineer, an avid promoter of programme management as a discipline and passionate about improving performance and visibility of the profession. Sue has a keen interest in regeneration and is a great supporter of improving London as a city for the future, and is a member of the London Enterprise Panel.

Karen Thompson
Head of Direct Procurement, Anglian Water

Karen is the Head of Direct Procurement at Anglian Water Services Ltd, where she helps to drive value through the complete procurement process. She is keenly focused on enabling the business to make the right decisions by delivering solid category strategies and realising the value through contract management and SRM initiatives. Her current focus is ‘Direct Procurement for Customers’ as part of PR19, a new element of the business plans for the Water Industry. Karen prides herself in being able to transfer skills from industry to industry, recording savings and delivering value to the stakeholders.

Ross Thompson
Regulatory Performance Manager, UK Power Networks

Ross is the Regulatory Performance Manager at UK Power Networks with over 10 years’ experience in the areas of network operations, connection design, Olympic readiness project and Innovative Funding Incentive projects delivery. Ross' latest role is in Strategy and Regulation where he explores how different innovative technologies can be integrated into business plans to deliver for customers. In addition, working in Regulation has brought a wider involvement in the operating environment of electricity distribution and the applicable laws, regulations and standards.


Getting there

Turner & Townsend
1 New Change
London EC4M 9AF

St. Paul’s and Mansion House are the nearest underground stations.


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