The role of the owner, London

9 July, 2015 | 13:00 - 14:00

The role of the owner, London

About this event

We'll introduce three themes in this webinar:

  • What are Infrastructure Services? We will introduce the notion that infrastructure is not merely concrete and steel, but a provider of services fundamental to the successful functioning of economy and society.
  • Infrastructure Service Delivery. Here we will explore how learning from operations by owners enables innovative design of new infrastructure to provide enhanced levels of service to end users.
  • Capabilities for Infrastructure Owners. This topic will introduce the range of capabilities required by infrastructure owners: sponsorship and development; project and programme delivery; asset availability; and service delivery.

Collaboration webinar series

This is the second in a series of events to be held on collaboration. In this series:


Graham Winch, introduced by Simon Murray, with David Brewer, Highways England Network Delivery and Development Director for the Questions and Answer segment.

Professor Graham M Winch PhD

Professor Graham M Winch PhD
Professor Graham M Winch PhD

Professor of Project Management, Director for Social Responsibility, Manchester Business School

Graham joined MBS in October 2004 from the Manchester Centre for Civil and Construction Engineering at UMIST. Prior to joining UMIST in 2001, he taught at the Bartlett School of Graduate Studies at University College London and researched at Warwick University Business School, where he obtained his PhD, and Imperial College London.

He was Visiting Professor at the Danish Technical University from 2000-2001, Visiting Professor at Copenhagen Business School 2006-2009, and Chalmers University 2011-2012. He is a graduate in sociology and politics from the University of York.

Within MBS, he is the Director for Social Responsibility and Programme Director of the BP Managing Projects executive education programme.

Graham is a member of the Peer Review College, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. He hs also been an advisor on construction innovation policy to the Dutch, French, and UK governments, and has been a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal for Project Management Construction Management and Economics since 1999.

David Brewer

David Brewer
David Brewer

Highways England Network Delivery and Development Director.

David joined Highways England (formerly the Highways Agency) in 2013 as Network Delivery and Development Director. He is responsible for maintenance and improvement of the network.

He has previously held senior roles with BAA where he led the group-wide engineering transformation programme and was Development Director for Gatwick Airport. In this role he was the Executive Committee member responsible for asset management, operational process and capital programme delivery.

Prior to joining Highways England, David was Chief Executive of a Lend Lease/Amec joint venture company responsible for a major waste management PFI business.