Sir John Armitt
The IET's visit to the Kings Yard Energy Centre on the Olympic Park
19 November 2012 Power channel
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An IETtv interview with the leader of the Olympic Delivery Authority. Here he outlines the scale of the engineering challenges, how the barriers were overcome an the role engineers played in the solutions.
Sir John Armitt, CBE, FREng, became Chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority on 1 September 2007. He had previously been Chief Executive of Network Rail. During his career in construction, Sir John has been both a contractor and a client. He worked for John Laing plc for 27 years, where he became Chairman of its International and Civil Engineering divisions. In 1993, he joined Union Rail as Chief Executive, responsible for the Channel Tunnel Rail Link. Four years in charge of the construction and civil engineering group Costain was followed by his appointment as Chief Executive of Railtrack and its successor Network Rail. A Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Institution of Civil Engineers, Sir John was Chairman of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council until the end of March 2012.