Young Professionals Panel

Providing fresh thinking to the Commission’s work in long term infrastructure planning.

Supporting and informing the Commission's work

Established in 2018, two cohorts of Young Professionals Panel (YPP) members have supported and informed the Commission’s work, ensuring a strong voice for the next generation of infrastructure leaders in the Commission’s programme.

The YPP has brought together professionals from across industry, including quantity surveyors, engineers, economists and rail experts. Established to provide fresh thinking and challenge to the National Infrastructure Commission’s work in long term infrastructure planning. A key aim of the panel has been to raise awareness of and engage younger audiences in shaping the future of the UK’s infrastructure.

Second cohort 2020-23

The second group of ten panellists – this time, with a designated Chair – operated from July 2020 to the end of July 2023. Their term was extended by one year, in recognition of the limitations placed on their activities by the pandemic.

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First cohort 2018-2020

The first group of 16 young professionals was appointed in 2018 and their tenure ended in April 2020.

Details of the work they undertook, including launching the Infra[un]structured podcast series, can be found via the button below.

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The long term role of cars in towns
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The long term role of cars in towns

An opinion piece by Mike Davis, Consultant Engineer at E4Tech, and Jo Garvey-Rae, Senior Cost Manager at Turner & Townsend, both members of the Commission’s Young Professionals Panel. The last 12 months has seen a renewed recognition that some towns and places are being left behind, both in terms of productivity and wider quality of...

28 Jul 2021 By
Can local energy planning help solve ‘double challenge’ of net zero and levelling up?
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Can local energy planning help solve ‘double challenge’ of net zero and levelling up?

An opinion piece by Cissie Liu, senior regulation analyst at SSE Plc and Mike Davis, chartered engineer and a senior consultant at E4tech; both members of the Commission’s Young Professionals Panel (YPP). Background The Commission’s YPP has committed to explore decarbonisation and levelling up as our two key themes for 2021, as both have a...

28 Jul 2021 By
We must press the accelerator on transport decarbonisation
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We must press the accelerator on transport decarbonisation

An opinion piece by Caroline Bryce, Asset Management Adviser at Mott MacDonald and member of the Commission’s Young Professionals Panel. The UK announced its sixth Carbon Budget earlier this year, committing to reducing emissions by 78 per cent by 2035 compared to 1990 levels. The government expects to achieve this target through investing and capitalising...

20 Jul 2021 By
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