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The Delivery Authority

The Delivery Authority will develop and deliver the work to the scope, budget and timescale set down by the Sponsor Body. It was set up as a company limited by guarantee and will procure and manage the contractors and supply chain. The Delivery Authority will engage a team of architects, engineers, project managers and contractors who will shape the future direction of the work, which is the biggest and most complex renovation of a heritage building ever undertaken in the UK.

The Delivery Authority is responsible for the work on the Palace of Westminster, including all the preparatory surveys which started in 2019 and will be carried out throughout 2020-21. It will also deliver the temporary accommodation proposed for the House of Lords at the QEII Conference Centre and, later this year, assume responsibility for the work on the House of Commons accommodation on the Northern Estate.

One of its key tasks will be to support the Sponsor Body in the development of the Outline Business Case, which will be presented to both Houses of Parliament for their decision.

The Delivery Authority Board will be chaired by Mike Brown MVO and its Executive Team will be led by David Goldstone, Chief Executive.

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David Goldstone CBE, Chief Executive

David Goldstone CBE was the Chief Operating Officer at the Ministry of Defence, where he was in charge of the delivery of the department’s transformation programme and the development of its Operating Model. He was also a member of the Boards of each Military Command and of Defence Equipment and Support. David will also sit on the board of the Delivery Authority.

The Board


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Mike Brown MVO, Chair

Mike Brown was Commissioner of Transport for London (TfL), the world’s largest regulated transport authority and led delivery of the Mayor’s multi-billion pound investment programme. He also ran Heathrow Airport during a huge transformation and passenger improvement programme.

Neil Sachdev

Neil Sachdev

Neil is Chair of the Defence Infrastructure Organisation Board for the Ministry of Defence. Previously, Neil was Group Property Director of J Sainsbury and before that served for 28 years with Tesco, where he was Stores Board Director, responsible for property and operations for the UK business.

Anne McMeel

Anne McMeel

Anne McMeel is a non-executive board member at Transport for London and Crossrail Ltd as well as an Independent Member on the Ministry of Defence Police Committee. She chairs the Audit and Assurance Committee at both TfL and Crossrail.

Stephen Duckworth

Dr Stephen Duckworth OBE

Dr Stephen Duckworth OBE is currently the CEO of Disability Matters Global and Opt In Finance Ltd. Stephen was a non-executive director of the Olympic Delivery Authority, where he was Chair of the Safety, Health and Environment Committee. He has been adviser to a number of Secretaries of State and Government Departments on disability issues.

Anne Baldock

Anne Baldock

Anne Baldock is currently non-executive Director for East West Railways, and Low Carbon Contracts Company, among others. She was also a non-executive director at Thames Tideway and was partner at international law firm Allen & Overy LLP, where she was global head of the Projects, Energy and Infrastructure practice. 

Dr Simon Thurley CBE

Dr Simon Thurley CBE

Dr Simon Thurley is a well-known historian and academic who has published many books on architectural history and heritage. Between 2002 and 2015 he was chief executive of English Heritage and before that, for five years, was director of the Museum of London.

Simon Wright OBE

Simon Wright OBE

Simon Wright has more than 40 years’ experience in construction and project management and is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers. He was formerly the Chief Executive of Crossrail and was Director of Infrastructure at the Olympic Delivery Authority.

Matt White

Matthew White, Programme Director

Matthew White was previously Surface Director at Crossrail Ltd responsible for leading the multi-billion pound programme to enhance the existing railway network.  He has prior experience running major projects in the petro-chemical, high-speed rail and aviation sectors. Matthew is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers.