CIH director appointed non-executive chairman at XeroPoint

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Keith Waller, lead director of the Construction Innovation Hub, has been appointed as non-executive chairman of XeroPoint’s board

Keith Waller will become non-executive chairman of the board at XeroPoint.

XeroPoint provides digital Project Lifecycle Management (PLM), Through Life Engineering for Services and “Internet of Things’ software products and systems. These high-value products and services ensure increased productivity, safer systems and reduced waste predominantly across the aerospace and automotive sectors.

Guy Johns, XeroPoint’s CEO, said: “Keith has an exceptional track record in the construction and infrastructure sectors and the UK civil service.

“We look forward to Keith driving the company forward with his exceptional leadership, integrity, governance and fair process.

“We are entering an exciting time of growth where through our AI-enabled products and services we can make a huge impact on achieving net-zero carbon infrastructure and transport with better societal outcomes.”

Keith Waller, added: “I am thrilled to be joining the inspirational team at XeroPoint as we grow globally from the strong research and development base in The UK.

“The data-driven software, tools and techniques developed by XeroPoint underpin modern methods of project development, design, delivery and operational performance. Whilst these have been demonstrated to work in the aerospace and automotive sectors with significant safety, productivity and environmental benefits, I believe they will have a greater societal impact when applied to the development, design, delivery and operation of cities, towns, schools, hospitals or highways – we need to think of how data will drive not just a better project, but a better outcome.

“We need to ensure that value is not measured purely through the lens of lowest capital cost, but also whole life value and meeting broader social, economic and environmental outcomes – for example reducing waste, lowering carbon or supporting local communities and businesses.“

Previous experience

Keith Waller is a fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and has been involved in construction and infrastructure projects for over 30 years, leading many major projects in both the UK and overseas. He was previously with The Infrastructure & Projects Authority (IPA) at HM Treasury.

Waller has served on several boards and cross-Whitehall groups, including the Infrastructure Client Group, the Offshore Wind Programme Board, Infrastructure Working Group of the Green Construction Board and the Government Construction Board.

He has also advised a number of foreign governments on strategic infrastructure planning and delivery.

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