James Cameron, the chairman of Climate Change Capital, the environmental investment manager and advisory group, has been appointed to the Infrastructure UK advisory council, a unit within the Treasury aimed at prioritising and improving the delivery of UK infrastructure investments.
The council, which meets every quarter, is chaired by Paul Skinner and includes Permanent Secretaries from key government departments as well as other senior representatives from the private sector including, Steve Holliday, chief executive of the National Grid, Cressida Hogg, managing partner infrastructure of 3i, and Ian Tyler, chief executive of Balfour Beatty.
According to HM Treasury, GBP200bn of investment is planned over the next five years in energy, transport, waste, flood, science, water and telecoms infrastructure, with the majority coming from the private sector.
Cameron (pictured) says: "I am delighted to be joining such a prestigious group of experts in helping to map out the UK’s infrastructure requirements. The UK has a tremendous opportunity to develop resilient infrastructure essential for our present needs and fit for the future.”