Mott MacDonald , major projects portfolio director
Chris is a Civil Engineer, a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers. He has worked in the construction industry for 31 years and is currently Global Railways Leader and Major Projects Portfolio Director at Mott MacDonald. In this role he guides and supports MM's Project Directors for major projects in the UK and international transport sector from a base in MM’s London, Fleet Place office. He is leads the global railway and transit sector connecting global railway clients with Mott MacDonald. Chris was previously Engineering Director for HS2 Phase 1, having moved from the role of Chief Engineer for the Crossrail Programme, where he provided functional leadership to HS2 Phase 1 engineers and was Lead Engineer for the project. On Crossrail he acted as the engineering technical authority providing technical leadership for the programme. He joined the project in 2008 acting as Client for all the underground works and for two stations at Canary Wharf and Woolwich stations. Chris was heavily involved in establishing the Tunnelling and Underground Construction Academy, contract procurement strategy, delivering safety through innovation and design and establishing early essential project controls.
He is a strong advocate for efficiency and quality in design and construction through the use of collaborative working, efficient application of current technologies, shared risk management, streamlined assurance and informed project management.