Prior to joining the National Infrastructure Commission, Phil Graham worked on many of the UK’s most important infrastructure projects for the Department for Transport. He led the development of the government’s high speed rail strategy from its inception and took it through one of the country’s largest ever consultation and analysis processes, as well as leading the team supporting Sir Howard Davies’ Airports Commission and working on the London Olympics.
Previous roles include posts running DfT’s incident response team, working on the Eddington study of transport and economic growth and as Private Secretary to the Secretary of State.
The chief executive is responsible for leading the National Infrastructure Commission’s overall work programme, including the development of the National Infrastructure Assessment and the delivery of the Commission’s programme of targeted studies on key infrastructure challenges. As well as heading the Commission’s management, the chief executive also leads its ongoing engagement with government departments and key stakeholders in the public and private sectors.