Specialist areas of expertise:
Programme and project leadership, governance and assurance

Chris Sexton BA (Hons) MA (Oxon) FInstRE FCQI is a senior construction executive and expert adviser on programme and project leadership with over 40 years of experience. He is an expert in the delivery of major infrastructure projects at all stages of the project life cycle, from initiation through to commissioning and handover.

Chris spent over 10 years with Crossrail Ltd., the company established to deliver the Elizabeth Line, a new railway for London and the South East of England, one of Europe’s largest infrastructure programmes. As Chief Operating Officer (COO), he was one of only three C-Suite Executive Directors for the US$23bn programme.

Prior to his appointment as COO, Chris served as the programme’s Technical Director, a position he held for eight years, with responsibility and accountability for the client/employer’s design of the entire railway, involving up to 1,500 designers at peak. He led the programme’s core client technical functions to deliver the fully integrated, end-to-end scope in accordance with the Sponsors’ Requirements and all applicable regulations – safely, sustainably and demonstrating value for money.

Chris holds a BA (Hons) and MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) from the University of Oxford. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Royal Engineers and a Fellow of the Chartered Quality Institute, of which he is a Past President. Chris has lectured regularly at University College London (UCL) and is currently working with Imperial College London on the digital transformation of major programme and project management and delivery.


To contact Chris about programme leadership, please email

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