Rob Mallows

Communications Manager, National Infrastructure Commission

We’re recruiting: Project Manager
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We’re recruiting: Project Manager

The Commission in 2023 will be opening a new second office in Leeds and changing the location of its London offices, and we are looking to recruit someone with the right experience and enthusiasm to help the Commission successfully transition to dual-office operation. For the successful candidate this will offer a wide-ranging programme of work...

20 Jan 2022 By
Regional water plans a positive step towards drought resilience for England
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Regional water plans a positive step towards drought resilience for England

Commitments by water companies to take action together to secure long term water supplies for consumers and businesses in England have been welcomed by the Commission as an important step towards achieving long term resilience to drought. Consultations are now underway on new draft water resource management plans by the five regional water resources groups....

18 Jan 2022 By
We’re recruiting: Senior Policy Adviser – Digital
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We’re recruiting: Senior Policy Adviser – Digital

The Commission is recruiting for an experienced policy professional to join our team and provide expert advice on policy development on the UK’s digital and telecoms infrastructure. This role is a great opportunity to work creatively and rigorously on some of the most pressing issues for UK infrastructure over the long term, shaping how digital...

12 Jan 2022 By
We’re recruiting: HR & Operations Manager

We’re recruiting: HR & Operations Manager

The Commission is looking for someone with a strong HR background and experience in delivering strategic and operational workforce programmes to come and join the team. This role offers a fantastic opportunity to work with senior leaders and key partners across the Commission and provide strategic drive, challenge, support and guidance across a wide-ranging HR...

7 Jan 2022 By
We’re recruiting: Head of Private Office

We’re recruiting: Head of Private Office

We are recruiting for a Head of Private Office to join our team and help ensure the work of the Commission runs smoothly. The successful candidate will have good experience in governance and private office management, and will lead the work supporting our boards and managing the private office team that supports the Commission Chair,...

5 Jan 2022 By
We’re recruiting: Private Secretary to the Chair and CEO

We’re recruiting: Private Secretary to the Chair and CEO

We are recruiting for a Private Secretary to support the Commission’s Chair and Chief Executive Officer. The successful candidate will be comfortable working in a dynamic operating environment and able to support the organisation through periods of change. The role is an opportunity suitable for someone who is used to developing positive working relationships and...

5 Jan 2022 By
Five lessons from our overview of infrastructure challenges
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Five lessons from our overview of infrastructure challenges

Last month the Commission published its Baseline Report for the second National Infrastructure Assessment (NIA2), identifying key challenges for the coming decades that we will explore in more detail in that Assessment. I worked as lead author on the report, pulling together work from across the Commission’s team into a single narrative. Here are some...

7 Dec 2021 By
“A realistic plan for major long term investments”: Commission responds to Integrated Rail Plan
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“A realistic plan for major long term investments”: Commission responds to Integrated Rail Plan

Responding to the government’s publication of its Integrated Rail Plan, Chair of the National Infrastructure Commission Sir John Armitt said: “We now have a realistic plan for major long term investments to improve rail for the North and Midlands in the face of public spending constraints. In our advice to government the Commission made the...

18 Nov 2021 By
James Heath speech to WEETF on delivering Gigabit-capable broadband

James Heath speech to WEETF on delivering Gigabit-capable broadband

The following remarks were shared by the Commission’s Chief Executive James Heath at a WEETF eForum event on 2 November on the theme of ‘Delivering Gigabit-capable full-fibre broadband’.  “I should start off by declaring an interest. Before I joined the National Infrastructure Commission, I worked at DCMS and was involved in designing the government’s broadband...

2 Nov 2021 By
In sight but out of mind: designing infrastructure to support mental health
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In sight but out of mind: designing infrastructure to support mental health

An opinion piece by Ann Zhang, economist at Frontier Economics and Chair of the Commission’s Young Professionals Panel. A Breath of fresh air: Green space and mental health If there is one lesson that lockdown has taught me, (aside from the fact I will never be a star baker), it is that access to green...

13 Oct 2021 By
Fundamental shift in funding to local level needed to help level up English towns
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Fundamental shift in funding to local level needed to help level up English towns

Levelling up towns will require a shift in government’s approach from announcing multiple ringfenced pots of money – many of which councils must compete over – to instead handing power to local areas to deliver their own infrastructure strategies with five-year devolved budgets, according to the UK’s official infrastructure advisers. In a report launched today...

23 Sep 2021 By
Government must get UK ahead of the game in crucial engineered removals sector
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Government must get UK ahead of the game in crucial engineered removals sector

The UK government must commit to the wide-scale deployment of new greenhouse gas removal technologies by 2030 in order to meet its climate change obligations, according to a report by the National Infrastructure Commission.  The report sets out how the engineered removal and storage of carbon dioxide offers the most realistic way to mitigate the final slice of emissions expected to remain by the 2040s from sources...

29 Jul 2021 By
New members to be appointed to Commission

New members to be appointed to Commission

A unique opportunity for leaders from across different fields to bring their experience to bear in helping to inform the Commission’s future work programme. A new recruitment process is underway to appoint up to three new members to the National Infrastructure Commission. The collective role of Commissioners is provide expert, impartial advice to the government...

12 Jul 2021 By
Commission backs virtual pavilion at climate summit

Commission backs virtual pavilion at climate summit

The National Infrastructure Commission is supporting the creation of a Built Environment Virtual Pavilion at this November’s COP26 Climate Summit in Glasgow. The pavilion – developed by the UK Green Building Council – will act as a smart virtual presence at the summit, providing a platform for a range of bodies involved in infrastructure and...

27 May 2021 By
James Richardson speech to WEETF event on the hydrogen economy
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James Richardson speech to WEETF event on the hydrogen economy

The following remarks were given by our Chief Economist James Richardson at the Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum event on Creating the hydrogen economy, which took place earlier today. “Hydrogen seems to inspire equal parts optimism and scepticism. Perhaps that’s only to be expected from a new technology. But I thought it would be...

26 May 2021 By

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