A Leading Authority in 'Mega' Projects
Dr Gary Walker
Mega projects by definition is a major over US$1 Billion in capital value. It is also defined by there complexity, scale, and socio-environmental impact. Economically, they pose significant strain of government resources and stretch the private investors capacity to unlimited exposure in the pursuit of success.
These books will offer you an insight into how by using these proven management, and methodology techniques you can lead a successful 'mega' project anywhere around the world.
Over the past 30 years, I have implemented these techniques on such high profile 'mega' projects such as the 2010 South Africa FIFA World Cup Program of Works; the integration of the Gautrain High Speed Rail Link in Johannesburg; and the London 2012 Olympics where I led the project team, with the Olympic Delivery Authority on the preliminary infrastructure master plan and design execution strategy.
On complex major infrastructure rail and civil infrastructure projects such as the Channel Tunnel Rail Link where as the Union Railways South Managing Director I led the due diligence and transition team raise the finance (£1.67 Billion 1996 prices) and asset ownership transfer from London & Continental Railways to Network Rail. As the client, I reported regularly to the Department of Transport on progress, risk/value and technical issues/solutions in line with the economic, social and environmental expectations.
And on notable other 'mega' projects where I was the executive program director on the largest nuclear performance improvement program ever undertaken in the world for British Energy. Taking the company from administration back to the FTSE 100; the program director on Thameslink 2000 where I successfully led a multi-disciplined team strategically plan the largest Transport & Works Act application ever undertaken in Europe; and as the project director on the highly acclaimed Heathrow Express Rail Link in joint venture with BAA, which finished one year ahead of the original planned completion date to name but a few.
The strategic management of 'mega' projects series of books will complete your reference library and enable you to become an informed leader for many years to come.