The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction


Resilience: A State Obligation

01 February 2022, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

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Join us for the first keynote lecture series of the year with Honorary Professor Tim Stone.

This event is free.

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This lecture will examine what is meant by, and the need for resilience in infrastructure, and the consequences of failure. It will also cover the way that governments have progressively neglected what are their ultimately inescapable obligations, without necessarily having intended to do so.

The lecture will draw on examples from across infrastructure; including transport, water and energy. It will examine failures in governance, failures in accountability and the consequences for a future low-carbon economy.

The impact and failure of policymakers, regulators, engineers and civil society will be examined along with possible solutions which might be more effective.

There will be ample time for questions and discussion, and the intent is to raise further questions and challenges.

This event will be held on Zoom. A link will be sent to registrants closer to the event date.

About the speaker

Tim Stone
Tim Stone

Tim is the Chairman of the Nuclear Industry Association and also the Chairman of Nuclear Risk Insurers. He is a non-executive member of the Arup Group Board where he chairs the Audit Committee and is a member of several other committees. From 2014-2021 he was a non-executive director of Horizon Nuclear Power and was, until March 2019, a member of the Wylfa Newydd site licence company board and chaired the Risk and Audit Committee for the Horizon Board.

Until 2013, Tim was the Expert Chair of the Office for Nuclear Development in DECC and the Senior Advisor to successive Secretaries of State responsible for energy. He served five different Secretaries of State in two different governments over nearly 7 years.

His previous career was as the Chairman and founder of KPMG’s Global Infrastructure and Projects Group. During this time he was a member of DEFRA’s Sustainable Procurement Taskforce and a member of London First’s Infrastructure Commission and he led the Rail Review in 2004 for the Department of Transport and H.M. Treasury.