EXPERT ADVISER, GOVERNANCE & FUNDING
Specialist areas of expertise:
Governance, funding, alternative financing, business case review, assurance
Martin Buck BSc CEng FICE FRICS has over 35 years of UK and international experience at the forefront of the development and execution of major rail infrastructure projects. He led the innovative structuring and funding of Crossrail, Europe’s largest infrastructure project, and as Commercial Director was responsible for the commercial management of more than £10bn of supply chain contracts. Martin’s experience at Crossrail has been incorporated into the UK Government’s Infrastructure and Projects Authority’s (IPA’s) Project Initiation Route Map which has seen wide industry adoption.
At the leading edge of thought leadership and best practice in his field, his extensive knowledge of project development also embraces several pioneering transport schemes throughout London and the South East of England, notably the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) Lewisham Extension, a ‘flagship’ Private Finance Initiative (PFI) project; and the Channel Tunnel Rail Link (High Speed 1) between London and the Channel Tunnel.
In 1997, Martin was a founder member of Her Majesty’s Treasury Task Force (TTF), established to ‘reinvigorate’ and centrally coordinate private finance in public sector investment throughout the UK. He was later a management board member of TTF’s successor, Partnerships UK plc, which took the lead role in promoting PFI and other public-private partnership (PPP) variants in transport related initiatives throughout the UK and internationally.
On behalf of Crossrail and the UK’s Department of International Trade (DIT), Martin continues to host many government, academic and industry delegations from around the world.
He holds a BSc in Building from Nottingham Trent University and completed IMD’s Programme for Executive Development in Lausanne, Switzerland. Martin is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
To contact Martin about innovative governance and funding, please email [email protected]