Speaker Profile: Peter Hansford

Published:  10 March, 2014

Peter Hansford has been government chief construction adviser since 1 December, 2012.

Up until then, Mr Hansford was an executive director at the Nichols Group, where he was engaged in strategic consulting and advising on infrastructre developments and capital investment programmes. He has over 30 years’ experience in the development and delivery of major infrastructure and building projects.

Mr Hansford was a member of the steering group for the Infrastructure UK cost study to seek ways of reducing the cost of major infrastructure projects in the UK and also chaired the industry-wide Infrastructure Steering Committee.

During his career Mr Hansford has worked for government, public and private clients, consultants and contractors in a variety of industry sectors in the UK and overseas. He has been executive director, infrastructure at the Strategic Rail Authority and a non-executive board director of Cross Rail.

He is a non-executive programme board member for the Thames Tideway Tunnel programme and also chairman of the charity Engineers Without Borders UK.


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