Sir John Armitt "keen to get started" on National Infrastructure Commission

Sir John Armitt, who becomes ICE President on 4 November, has commented on his appointment as interim Commissioner for the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC).

Incoming Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) President, Sir John Armitt, said:

“I am very pleased to be invited to join the Commission. The NIC is something I have advocated and believe in - it is a means of ensuring we have longer term thinking when it comes to the development of UK infrastructure. Importantly, it also opens up the infrastructure debate, so we can ensure decisions are based on broad, unbiased evidence on the UK’s needs for the coming decades. I am keen to get started, and look forward to working with Andrew and the other Commissioners, who bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table.”

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Further information

The National Infrastructure Commission is an independent body that enables long term strategic decision making to build effective and efficient infrastructure for the UK. More information here: []

Notes to editors

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) is a leading source of professional expertise in transport, water supply and treatment, flood management, waste and energy. Established in 1818, it has 88,000 members, 25% of whom are based overseas. ICE’s vision is to place civil engineering at the heart of society, delivering sustainable development through knowledge, skills and professional expertise. ICE has long worked with the government of the day to help it to achieve its objectives, and has worked with industry to ensure that construction and civil engineering remain major contributors to the UK economy.