IPA appoints new director of infrastructure

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Former chief commercial officer of Clancy, Jon Loveday has been appointed as the new director of infrastructure, enterprise and growth at the Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA)

Jon Loveday will start his role at the IPA from early August, leading the team which lies at the heart of the government’s infrastructure agenda to level up and decarbonise the economy.

The IPA supports the delivery of government’s major projects by helping to set them up for success and building delivery capability in departments with projects on the Government Major Projects Portfolio (GMPP).

With over 30 years of experience in the infrastructure sector, Jon Loveday will now oversee the evolving portfolio of the government’s most complex and high-risk infrastructure projects.

Loveday has pioneered collaborative models across complex global supply chains in water, telecoms and energy. Most recently he held the role of chief commercial officer for the Clancy Group.

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Nick Smallwood, IPA chief executive and head of the Project Delivery Function, said: “We must consistently deliver our major projects successfully to help rebuild our economy and transform our infrastructure.

“I’m pleased to welcome Jon to the IPA, who brings with him a wealth of experience from the infrastructure sector.

“I’m sure Jon will play a major role as we move forward supporting the government’s ambitious agenda.”

Jon Loveday, IPA director of infrastructure, enterprise and growth, added: “I am delighted to be joining the IPA at such an important time.

“Our ability to deliver world leading infrastructure is at the heart of the UK government’s planned infrastructure revolution and we have a lead role to play in kick starting the economy.”

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