25 April 2018
Madeleine Selected to Join National Infrastructure Advisory Panel
We're delighted to announce that Madeleine is to become a member of the National Infrastructure Commission's new Young Professionals Panel (YPP).
This new initiative from the Commission, the independent body tasked with advising government on the UK’s long-term infrastructure, aims to ensure a strong voice for the next generation of infrastructure leaders for the country. The Panel will support the Commission across a wide range of infrastructure programmes as well as developing their own ideas to enhance long-term infrastructure for the UK.
Sir John Armitt, Chair of the National Infrastructure Commission, said: “The Commission exists to identify what infrastructure the country needs up to 2050. So it’s right we give the next generation of infrastructure leaders a say in our work. I look forward to working with these young professionals, some of whom could end up designing and managing world-leading infrastructure built as a result of Commission recommendations.”
Professor Sadie Morgan, Commissioner and chair of the YPP Selection Panel, said: “The selection team was blown away by the quality of the short-listed candidates. It was tough choosing from over 500 fantastic entries, but in these sixteen young professionals we have a passionate and diverse group which I hope will inspire the Commission with their creative ideas about the UK’s future infrastructure needs.”
Madeleine said "I am delighted to join the panel, which is a fantastic opportunity to develop ideas and hold a multi-disciplanary inter-generational conversation about the UK's infrastructure. I believe that integrating engineering solutions with good architectural and urban design is fundamental to the future success of the UK's infrastructure, and I hope that by being a part of the YPP I will be able to ensure that an emphasis is placed on design, so that it becomes a core component of the UK's infrastructure strategy going forward."
The Commission launched this initiative in December 2017 to find the brightest and the best of the UK’s infrastructure professionals to inform its work. The 16 panel members were selected from over 500 entries. They represent a range of professions and backgrounds from across the UK.