Last updated: 13 July 2017


The Board of Directors

The role of the Board of Bazalgette Tunnel Limited (the "Company") is to govern the Company and hence the Thames Tideway Tunnel Project (the "Project"), such that the Company delivers on its objectives, including the successful delivery of the Project. The Board is collectively responsible for the long-term success of the Company and delivery of sustainable value to shareholders. It sets the strategy and risk appetite for the Company and approves and monitors plans presented by management for the achievement of the Company’s strategic objectives and targets.

The Board is composed of 12 directors, nine of which are non-executive, with five being independent non-executives in compliance with the UK Code on Governance and as required by Ofwat, the regulator.

Non-executive Directors

Sir Neville Simms

Sir Neville Simms, Non-Executive Chairman

Sir Neville Simms FREng is a Chartered Civil Engineer. He is currently Chairman of Tideway, a Bazalgette Tunnel Limited company. He was previously Chairman of International Power plc for ten years, until the combination of the group with the international power generation assets of GDF Suez early in 2011, at which time he became Deputy Chairman of GDFSuez Energy International.

Until 2005, Sir Neville was Chairman of Carillion plc, after the demerger, in 1999, of the company from Tarmac plc, where he had worked for 35 years; including as Group CEO and Deputy Chairman for the last eight years. He was, for the final three years of the project, joint Chairman of TML, the Channel Tunnel contractor's consortium.

Sir Neville has chaired a number of Construction Industry bodies and the Regional Leadership Teams for Business in the Community in the West Midlands and the Solent Region of the UK. He was a founder member of the UK Government's Private Finance Panel, Chairman of the Government's Sustainable Procurement Task Force, Deputy Chairman of Ashridge Management College, Chairman of the Building Research Establishment (BRE) Trust for ten years and a member of the Presidents Committee of the CBI until 2015, he also served for seven years on the Court of the Bank of England.

Anne Baldock

Anne Baldock, Non-Executive Director

Anne is a lawyer by background having been a partner at international law firm Allen & Overy LLP for 25 years where she acted on and helped to structure many innovative infrastructure deals. Anne currently sits on the Nuclear Liabilities Financial Assurance Board, is a trustee on the board of Cancer Research UK and a non-executive director of AIM listed company Hydrogen Group PLC.

Mark Fairbairn OBE

Mark Fairbairn OBE, Non-Executive Director

Mark has many years' experience running regulated gas and electricity utilities both in the UK and USA. Mark is a Non-Executive Director at The Office of Rail Regulation and a Director of Photonomi. He is also a member of a Business Advisory Board to the Government’s Living with Environmental Change Programme.

John Holland-Kaye, Non-Executive Director

John is the Chief Executive Officer of Heathrow Airport Holdings. Prior to joining Heathrow in 2009 he held a number of executive roles at Taylor Wimpey and Bass.

Richard Morse

Richard Morse, Deputy Chairman and Non-Executive Director

Richard is an investment banker with more than 25 years' experience of infrastructure and energy transactions, having been head of energy and infrastructure corporate advisory teams at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, Goldman Sachs International and Greenhill International. Richard is currently a partner at Opus Corporate Finance and Chairman of John Laing Environmental Assets Group.


Michael Queen

Michael Queen, Non-Executive Director

Michael is currently Chief Executive of Aquilys Investment Management Ltd, Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of PA Consulting, Non-Executive Director of Coller Capital, a member of the Advisory Board of CKGSB (a Beijing based Business School) and a Member of the Council at the University of Surrey where he is also President of Surrey 100, a Business Angel Group attached to the University.

Non-Executive Shareholder Directors

Jaroslava Korpanec

Jaroslava Korpanec, Allianz

After joining Allianz Capital Partners in 2008, Jaroslava was responsible for the acquisition of the 75 year concession to own, manage and operate the on-street parking system of the City of Chicago; the acquisitions of stakes from Total and Statoil in the Norwegian offshore gas system, Gassled; the acquisition of the gas transmission and transport system in the Czech Republic, Net4Gas and most recently, the Thames Tideway Tunnel.

Alistair Ray

Alistair Ray, Dalmore Capital

Alistair is leading the Dalmore team on Tideway. His career started as a graduate at British Linen Bank, working in the infrastructure team. Following this, he held the position of director at Edison Capital, Noble Group and 3i where he was one of the founding members of the infrastructure team and involved in a number of transactions, including the acquisition of Anglian Water and purchase by 3iN of stakes in Oiltanking GMBH.

Angela Roshier

Angela Roshier, DIF

Angela Roshier is Partner and Head of Asset Management. She joined in 2010 and oversees the asset management of DIF's PPP and renewable energy Investments. Prior to DIF, Angela was a member of 3i Pic and Actis's Infrastructure teams. Over the past 12 years she has contributed to the origination and asset management of a wide variety of infrastructure assets in the PPP, water, oil tanking and railway sectors, both in Europe and emerging markets. She holds a MBA from London Business School and a MA from the University of Cambridge.

Gavin Tait

Gavin Tait, Amber Infrastructure

Gavin joined the Tideway Board in August 2015 as a shareholder director representing Amber Infrastructure. He has 20 years' experience of developing and investing in global infrastructure and utility assets. 

Executive Directors (also part of Executive Committee)

Andy Mitchell CBE

Andy Mitchell CBE, Chief Executive Officer

Andy Mitchell FREng took the role as CEO after leaving his post as Programme Director and Board Member at Crossrail in summer 2014.

Andy has managed a number of high profile projects both in the United Kingdom and overseas. After 12 years working in the United Arab Emirates, France and South Africa, and on major developments such as Hong Kong Airport and the Hong Kong West Rail, he joined Network Rail in 2001.

He was Project Director for Network Rail's Southern Power Upgrade project, and was also the Senior Programme Director of the Thameslink Programme. Mr Mitchell is a fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Chairman of the IUK Infrastructure Client Group and a visiting professor at Leeds University.

Mark Sneesby

Mark Sneesby, Chief Operating Officer

Mark joined Tideway as Chief Operating Officer in May 2014. Mark is a Chartered Engineer with extensive experience in delivering major infrastructure in the water industry. He was formerly Head of Major Projects at Thames Water, which included the Lee Tunnel project, the largest contract ever awarded in the UK water industry.

Mark Corben

Mark Corben, Chief Financial Officer

Mark joined Tideway in February 2014 from his role as Head of European Power & Utilities at UBS, where he advised Thames Water on the development of the delivery model for Tideway. Mark has 17 years' investment banking experience in Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Raising. 

Executive Committee

The executive committee is comprised of nine members and is responsible for the day to day running of the Company, recommendation of business development strategies to the Board and implementation of the objectives and policies set by the Board.

Roger Bailey

Roger Bailey, Asset Management Director

Roger is a chartered civil engineer with more than 30 years' experience in the planning, design and construction of complex infrastructure projects in the UK and internationally.

Celia Carlisle

Celia Carlisle, General Counsel

Celia joined the project in September 2013 having previously held the role of General Counsel at the Olympic Delivery Authority. She has over 20 years' experience advising on major infrastructure projects and their financing.

Steve Hails, Director of Health Safety and Wellbeing

Steve Hails, Director of Health, Safety and Wellbeing

Steve joined Tideway in June 2016 from his previous role at Crossrail. He has more than 20 years’ experience managing health and safety in the construction industry and is a Chartered Member of IOSH. 

Peter Shipley

Peter Shipley, Programme Delivery Director

Peter is a chartered civil engineer with 30 years' experience. He has worked for CH2M HILL for 17 years and held a key role in delivering the infrastructure for the London 2012 Olympics. 

Phil Stride

Phil Stride, Strategic Projects Director

Phil is a Fellow of both the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He was Head of Thames Tideway Tunnel for seven years before taking up his current role. Phil was previously Head of Capital Delivery at Thames Water. 

Julie Thornton, Head of Human Resources

Julie Thornton, Head of Human Resources

Julie joined Tideway in October 2013. Her corporate career started over 25 years ago with IBM where she was Head of HR for Global Services in the UK  before moving to Citibank Private Bank where she was VP HR EMEA in Geneva and London. Since 2003 Julie has focused on major Outsourcing, Organisation Design and Change projects for companies including Serco, Mouchel, D&B, Centrica and Balfour Beatty.

Lucy Webster, External Affairs Director 

Lucy Webster, External Affairs Director

Lucy has held a number of senior communications roles in the transport, housing and regeneration sectors. She spent six years at Transport for London and also worked on the preparation phases, including planning and land assembly, for the London 2012 Olympic Games. Lucy joined Tideway in September 2016 from Metropolitan, a large housing provider.

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