Director General Major Projects & London

Peter Strachan

Peter Strachan

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Biography

Peter Strachan was appointed as Director General, Major Projects and London in October 2011.

Career

Peter began his career at British Rail before moving on to roles including:

  • Director, Midlands at Railtrack
  • Managing Director at North Western Trains, Wales and Borders Trains and Arriva Trains, Wales
  • Chief Executive of the Australian Rail Division, National Express Group.
  • Chief Executive Officer of the TransLink Transit Authority
  • Chair of the International Association for Public Transport for Australia and New Zealand

Director General Major Projects & London

To contribute to the collective leadership of DfT as a Board and Executive Committee member and lead the Major Projects & London Group. The main areas of responsibility are:

  • delivery of major rail investment projects, involving cross industry leadership
  • ensuring rail passenger franchises deliver customer benefits and that financial and other risks are effectively managed
  • working with the Highways Agency on the risks to and the delivery of their major roads programme
  • government funding and relationship with Transport for London
  • ensuring first class commercial and technical support on corporate finance and specialist procurement across the Department
  • making sure we have the right people for commercial, programme and project management