The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has been bolstered with the appointment of an expert commissioner - and more are expected to follow.
Neale Coleman CBE (pictured) was appointed NIC Commissioner until April 2022. He is currently director and founding partner at Blackstock Partnerships Limited.
Prior to this, Mr Neale worked at the Greater London Authority from 2000 to 2015, leading the mayor’s work on London’s Olympic bid, the delivery of the Games and their regeneration legacy, and was a board member of the Olympic Delivery Authority throughout its life.
Mr Neale co-chaired the Olympic Delivery Group and was appointed CBE in the New Year Honours 2013 for services to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Professor Sir Tim Besley, Professor Sadie Morgan and Bridget Rosewell have also been reappointed as NIC Commissioners for a further five-year term.
A competition for additional new commissioners to add to the NIC’s expertise will also be launched in the coming months.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak, said: 'Infrastructure investment in the right projects, being built better and faster than before, is key to our economic recovery.
'The National Infrastructure Commission is an essential part in this effort, and these appointments will ensure that it has the right expertise to succeed.'
Tim Besley CBE is School Professor of Economics and Political Science and W. Arthur Lewis Professor of Development Economics at the LSE. He was a co-chair of the LSE growth commission.
Sadie Morgan OBE, BA (HONS), MA (RCA), FRSA is a co-founding director at the award-winning practice, dRMM Architects. She became the youngest and only the third ever female President of the Architectural Association in 2013. In March 2015, she was appointed as design chair for HS2.
Bridget Rosewell OBE, CBE, MA, MPhil, FICE was appointed chair of the Independent Review into Planning Appeal Inquiries in June 2018.