Dr Walker is Group Chairman of the Major Projects Group , an international investment and strategic management company specialising in social infrastructure, and alternative energy major projects around the world.
Our vision is to lead where we can and to make a difference where we can't. Globally we've served many great causes including lifestyle estates, social housing programs, healthcare facilities, and alternative energy projects.
Prior to going into practice, Dr Walker held many senior executive positions at such prestigious companies as AECOM, ARUP, MACE, RAILTRACK (NETWORK RAIL), and BOVIS (LEND LEASE).
He has advised international governments, owners, and developers in strategic management, and led many 'mega' projects such as: 2010 South Africa FIFA World Cup; Gautrain High Speed Rail Link; London 2012 Olympics; Channel Tunnel Rail Link (HS1); Thameslink 2000; British Energy & Westinghouse Nuclear Fuels PIP; Heathrow Express Rail Link; Baku Multi-Purpose Development, to name but a few.
Dr Walker is a renowned expert in mega projects. He continues to publish books and articles in leading international academic journals and has been associated with several international universities over the years, designing and teaching master programs in strategic management on 'mega' projects.
A Leading Authority in 'Mega' Projects
Dr Gary Walker
Founder & Academy Director
Strategic Management of Major Projects
Designed in partnership with the Heriot Watt University, Dubai this unique online CPD course, run by the Academy of Major Projects is geared towards client organisations that are responsible and accountable for mega projects. Its key aim is to challenge the thinking and develop your knowledge to make you become more efficient and effective in the strategic planning, program development and project implementation of mega infrastructure projects around the world.
Role of the Client
This book is the first in a three part tutorial series on the strategic management of ‘mega’ projects and how it impacts on the clients organisation. It is designed to stimulate your thinking into alternative, proven methods, that will improve your performance as a client project executive. The structure includes client sponsorship; executive leadership; project governance; strategic procurement; performance improvement; and organisational strategy
This book is the second in a three part tutorial series dedicated to the strategic management of mega projects. In this part, we look at the systematic approach a client executive sponsor has to manage during the strategic planning, program development, and project implementation phases of mega project.
This book is the last in a three part tutorial series dedicated to the strategic management of mega projects. In this part, we look at the available ways for clients executive sponsors to fund 'mega' projects. From traditional project finance, to turnkey concessions, and alternative structures. We examine the origins, the players, and benefits of each funding route to give you a clear understanding and 'mastery'.
The content includes the origins of project finance; the funding structures of past mega projects; processes involved; and analysis.