Tony Meggs


Tony is a senior executive leader with more than 30 years’ experience across the public and private sector, holding leadership roles at global, regional and local levels.

Prior to becoming Chair of Sellafield Ltd, Tony chaired Crossrail Limited from January 2019 until late 2020, when governance of the project transferred into TfL.

He was previously CEO of the Infrastructure and Projects Authority, reporting to both Cabinet Office and HM Treasury, and head of the government’s project delivery function. Tony joined the Cabinet Office in May 2015 as Chief Executive of the Major Projects Authority, which subsequently merged with Infrastructure UK in January 2016.

Tony’s executive career was with BP, his final role being head of technology, responsible for BP’s central project and engineering functions and all corporate R&D. Prior to that, he was a member of the BP Exploration Executive Committee, with responsibility for BP operations in North Africa and Latin America.

He co-founded the BP Projects Academy to build a network of major project leaders with skills to mitigate risk and maximise the success of BP’s global projects. This was later the inspiration for the government’s Major Projects Leadership Academy, run by the Infrastructure and Projects Authority and Oxford Said Business School, the government’s flagship programme for project leaders.

In addition to the Sellafield Ltd role, Tony has also been recently appointed as a non-executive director on the Board of Defence Equipment and Support.

Previous roles in government

  • Chief Executive, Infrastructure and Projects Authority