The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction


Rethinking Infrastructure: James Stewart | KPMG

07 November 2017, 6:30 pm–7:30 pm

James Stewart delivers keynote lecture on emerging trends in the global infrastructure market

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The Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management


The Bartlett: UCL's Faculty of the Built Environment

Emerging trends in the Global Infrastructure Market

For the next event in The Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management's 2017-18 keynote lecture series, we welcome James Stewart, Chairman of Global Infrastructure at KPMG in the UK.

This lecture will consider emerging trends in the global infrastructure market, including:

  • Populism and the growing power of the consumer
  • Innovations in infrastructure planning
  • Impact of technology
  • Funding and finance
  • Globalisation

The lecture will begin at 18.30 and will be followed by a networking reception from 19.30.

About our speaker

James Stewart is KPMG in the UK's Chairman of Global Infrastructure.

James joined KPMG in May 2011 as Chairman of KPMG’s Global Infrastructure practice. Since joining the firm, James has visited over 45 countries to discuss their infrastructure investment plans and major projects.

Prior to joining KPMG, James was based in the Treasury as the CEO at Infrastructure UK (IUK). James’ role at IUK included advising Ministers on policy issues relating to the infrastructure sector and the private finance initiative (PFI) and public-private partnership (PPP) market, managing senior stakeholder engagements with the public sector, publication of a UK Infrastructure Strategy on budget day in March 2010, publication of the National Infrastructure Plan, launched by the Prime Minister at the CBI Conference in October 2010 and publication of the Infrastructure Cost Review in December 2010.

From May 2000 to December 2009, James was the CEO at Partnerships UK. Prior to this role, James spent fourteen years at Hambros and Société Generale. His final position was Managing Director, Project Finance, and the Global Head of Infrastructure and Environment.