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Event Organiser: ICE

Project 13 seminar, Belfast

  • Lecture
  • Belfast
  • 06 December 2018
  • 13:30 - 15:30
Project 13 seminar, Belfast

About this event

Project 13 is an industry-led response to infrastructure delivery models that fail not just clients and their suppliers, but also the operators and users of our infrastructure systems and networks.

It seeks to develop a new business model – based on an enterprise, not on traditional transactional arrangements – to boost certainty and productivity in delivery, improve whole life outcomes in operation and support a more sustainable, innovative, highly skilled industry.

Please come along to this public seminar to find out more about this innovative new project.

Lunch will be available from 1:30pm with the event starting at 2pm.

For more information please visit http://www.p13.org.uk/


Andrew Wyllie CBE, Costain

Andrew is Chief Executive of Costain Group PLC, the smart infrastructure solutions company. Prior to taking up this role in 2005, he worked for Taylor Woodrow where he was Managing Director of the construction business and was a member of the Group Executive Committee.

He worked for several years on a variety of major contracts in Saudi Arabia, Ghana, the Falklands and Malaysia, as well as projects in the United Kingdom. Andrew has an MBA from London Business School, is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institute of Directors and the British American Project. He is also a member of the CBI Infrastructure Board and a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute.

Andrew was awarded a CBE for services to Engineering and Construction.


Richard Threlfall, KPMG

Richard is Global Head of Infrastructure at KPMG. He has over 20 years’ experience in infrastructure policy, governance, strategy and financing, advising both public and private sector clients in the UK and overseas.

Richard began his career as a civil servant at the UK Department for Transport where he held positions in the road, rail and aviation directorates. Between 1996 and 1998 he was Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Transport and the Deputy Prime Minister. He subsequently moved to the Infrastructure Advisory team at Citigroup before joining KPMG, where he led the UK Infrastructure, Building and Construction sector until 2018.

Richard is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers. He is a member of the Infrastructure Board of the Confederation of British Industry. He chairs the Advisory Council of The Infrastructure Forum, which is an independent think-tank which brings together organisations with involvement in UK infrastructure from public, private and regulatory perspectives. He is a prolific writer on infrastructure and transport, and is quoted regularly in the trade and national press.

John Glass, Translink

John worked for McLaughlin & Harvey as a civil engineer for over 20 years after graduating from the University of Ulster. John rapidly progressed from the role of site engineer to senior management roles, before becoming the Civil Engineering Director in January 2009. During this time he was also a Director and the Chairman of Gael Force Renewables Ltd, a joint venture between McLaughlin & Harvey Ltd and Henry Alexander Ltd to deliver renewable opportunities in the UK & Ireland.

John joined Translink in 2016 as Head of Project Delivery and was appointed the Director of Infrastructure & Projects in 2018.

Throughout his career he has gained extensive experience in a wide variety of civil engineering projects including marine and harbour works, railway works, road schemes, bridge construction, offshore and onshore energy projects, and building works.

John was appointed Vice Chair of the Northern Ireland region of the Institution of Civil Engineers in 2017 and will become Chairman in September 2019.

Event venue

Soloist Building
1 Lanyon Pl
Belfast BT1 3LP
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Georgia Hamilton

e: [email protected]