Who we are
Amar has spent 20 years developing and delivering infrastructure projects. As Commercial Director for the £4.1 billion Thames Tideway Tunnel, he led the team developing the innovative and ground-breaking delivery model. He also led the structuring and the procurement of the main construction contracts – the largest contracts to be let in the water sector. Subsequently, as Major Projects Director for Thames Water, he oversaw the delivery of over £3 billion pounds of capital investment including the early and enabling works for the Thames Tideway Tunnel.
He started his career in the City, with Allen & Overy, advising banks and sponsors on UK and international projects. He also spent time at HM Treasury where he worked on numerous projects including responsibility for developing and delivering the commercial and contractual framework for a multi-billion programme of investment in infrastructure.
Mike is an experienced Finance and Commercial Director and he too has a unique track record of successfully working on innovative and ground breaking infrastructure projects. Having worked in infrastructure development and delivery at senior board level for the past 20 years, initially at PWC and then as a director of Local Partnerships (a 50/50 joint venture between HMG and the Local Government Association), he has rare experience that spans the entire lifecycle of infrastructure projects.
Mike is able to win the trust and confidence of all major stakeholders with experience in the public sector (central government, non-governmental department bodies and local authorities) and the private sector, having worked closely with them in development and delivering major infrastructure projects and programmes – including the £4.1 billion Thames Tideway Tunnel and the multi-billion Waste Infrastructure Delivery Programme. He also has an acute awareness of corporate governance having been the Finance Director of Local Partnerships.
Seb has been working on some of the UK’s most iconic infrastructure projects over the last 17 years, which include Thames Tideway Tunnel and Heathrow’s Terminal 2 and 5. He is a qualified Quantity Surveyor who has discovered his passion for project and programme management.
Combining his skill set of project management and commercial management has enabled Seb to deliver exceptional value to clients, developers, investors and contractors alike. Seb has gained extensive experience across a range of sectors and international locations. Seb is currently working for the Home Office on the procurement for the new Emergency Services Network. Before this Seb was a partner at Arcadis (EC Harris LLP) and led key infrastructure accounts.
“I worked alongside Amar when I was CFO for Thames Water Utilities Ltd when we were developing a new procurement model that was used, successfully in 2015, to procure the Thames Tideway Tunnel. Amar was a key player, working with a wide range of stakeholders, to resolve numerous issues. This task was not always easy. It required patience, resolve, resilience, technical excellence and innovation.”
Stuart Siddall, CFO Thames Water Utilities Ltd 2011 – 2016