The Commission

The Commissioners

The Commissioners provide expert, impartial advice to the government on infrastructure, shape and develop the national infrastructure assessment and specific studies, and engage with government and other stakeholders to promote the NIC and gather views on future infrastructure needs and solutions.

Appointments

Our Chair, Sir John Armitt, is currently joined by seven other Commissioners.

Commissioners are appointed by the Chancellor for terms of up to five years, serving for a maximum of ten years. The Chancellor consults the Chair when making appointments, and has regard to the need to ensure the Commission has the right mix of skills and expertise to discharge its functions effectively.

Latest updates

Commission responds to net zero transport plans

Commission responds to net zero transport plans

The government’s Transport Decarbonisation Plan was published on 14 July 2021, with the initial announcement including confirmation that government will consult on a 2035 date for ending the sale of new diesel and petrol vans, and a 2040 date for ending the sale of new larger HGVs. Sir John Armitt, Chair of the National Infrastructure...

14 Jul 2021 By
Armitt heralds “important milestone” as new Infrastructure Bank opens

Armitt heralds “important milestone” as new Infrastructure Bank opens

The National Infrastructure Commission has welcomed today’s official launch of the UK Infrastructure Bank, based in Leeds. Sir John Armitt, Chair of the Commission, said: “We welcome the official establishment of the UK Infrastructure Bank. The Bank is set to become an important piece of the jigsaw for delivering the infrastructure needed to reach net zero...

17 Jun 2021 By
Julia Prescot’s speech to Westminster Forum on priorities for the UK infrastructure bank

Julia Prescot’s speech to Westminster Forum on priorities for the UK infrastructure bank

The following remarks were given as a keynote address by Commissioner Julia Prescot at a Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum policy conference which took place today (19 May 2021), exploring priorities for the UK infrastructure bank. Introduction  Thank you for inviting me to speak at your event this morning and it’s good to be...

19 May 2021 By
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