ICE and Costain Joint Lecture: preventing a re-occurrence - what organisations do to embed lessons, London

26 October, 2016 | 18:00 - 20:30

ICE and Costain Joint Lecture: preventing a re-occurrence - what organisations do to embed lessons, London

About this event

Online registration for this event is now closed. If you wish to attend please do come along and register on the door.

ICE and Costain host an annual prestige lecture exploring themes within health and safety in the built environment.

This year guests will hear from speakers Simon Wright, Programme Director at Crossrail and Darren James, Managing Director of Infrastructure at Costain, reflecting on learning from their own perspectives.

After the lecture, delegates will be invited to question and debate the arising issues, initially in the lecture theatre and then continue the discussion over drinks.

Key learnings:

  • When we say we've got to the root cause – have we?
  • When we publish lessons learned – have they really?

Last year's oversubscribed lecture was a highlight of the ICE calendar so early booking is advised.


Darren James

Managing Director, Infrastructure

Darren James is Managing Director of Infrastructure and is responsible for the delivery of services for customers such as the Highways Agency, Network Rail, Crossrail, London Underground and National Grid. He started with Costain as an industrial placement student from the University of Surrey on the A55 Conwy Crossing.

Darren subsequently graduated with honours in Civil Engineering in 1990 and joined the Costain graduate development programme. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation, The Institute of Directors and the Institution of Civil Engineers. He also represents the industry on the Princes Trust Construction and Business Services Leadership Group championing the introduction of young people into the industry.

Karl Simons

Head of Safety, Health and Wellbeing at Thames Water

Karl is Head of Safety, Health and Wellbeing at Thames Water, responsible for the strategic direction of health and safety within the business. He has 25 years of experience in industry, having worked across all continents and numerous safety critical industries including oil, gas, minerals, rail, construction and water. He holds a Masters degree in Safety, Health and the Environment, is a Chartered Occupational Safety & Health Practitioner and a keen student of behavioral psychology.

Simon Wright

Programme Director, Crossrail

Simon was appointed as Programme Director at Crossrail in July 2014, joining from Network Rail, Infrastructure Projects where he had been Project Development Director since March 2013.  Previously Simon was the Director of Venues and Infrastructure at the Olympic Delivery Authority having been appointed in August 2006 and was responsible for design and delivery of all infrastructure on the Olympic Park as well as the operations of the venues and Athletes Village throughout the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
 He is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and was awarded an OBE for services to the construction industry in 2012


Margaret Sackey

Chair of the ICE Health and Safety Panel

Margaret Sackey has over 29 years’ experience in civil engineering, construction, design, project management, and the provision of construction health and safety advice and assistance in both the public and private sector.

Margaret is Senior CDM Co-ordinator & Health & Safety Advisor, CDM and Construction, The Construction Health, Safety & Tunnel Safety Team, Transport for London.

Margaret is a Chartered Civil Engineer, Chair of ICE Health and Safety Expert Panel and ICE H&S Register (Advanced), and is also a Chartered Safety Practitioner and Honorary Fellow of Association for Project Safety.