Department for Transport
David joined the Department for Transport’s High Speed 2 Rail Group in 2016 and was appointed chief engineer for the whole department in 2020. He leads a team advising on technical and operational aspects of DfT’s infrastructure projects, their influence on cost, value and risk and where we should be looking to innovate.
He is a chartered civil engineer and director and fellow of both those institutions and former chairman of the Railway Civil Engineers’ Association.
In 2020 he completed the Infrastructure Project Authority’s Major Projects Leadership Academy and in 2021 he was elected to ICE Council.