The Chancellor has today (10 October 2023) appointed Michèle Dix CBE – a former managing director of Crossrail 2 and director of planning at Transport for London – as a new Commissioner to join the National Infrastructure Commission.
Announcing the appointment, Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt said:
“We need high quality infrastructure to deliver growth and boost productivity. Michèle will help ensure that the National Infrastructure Commission has the right skills and talent to help deliver the infrastructure we need.”
Welcoming Michèle’s appointment, Sir John Armitt, Chair of the National Infrastructure Commission, said:
“Michèle brings a wealth of knowledge of the transport and planning spheres, and she joins us at an important time just as we publish the second National Infrastructure Assessment.
“Michèle’s experience in developing world class public transport systems will help inform the Commission’s ongoing work advising government on how best to promote economic growth across all regions.”
Michèle Dix BSc, PhD, CEng, FICE, FCILT, FCIHT, CBE is currently Non-Executive Director of Crossrail International, Non-Executive Director of the Major Projects Association, and visiting professor at Bartlett School of Planning at University College London.
At Transport for London, Michèle had been Managing Director of Crossrail 2 until October 2021 and had previously been Managing Director of Planning. Michèle started her career at the Greater London Council after completing her PhD in transport and land use planning.
Michèle will take up her new role on 1 November 2023. She said:
“I am very excited to join the National Infrastructure Commission at this critical time and to help advise on addressing the future transport challenges facing the UK.
“Having spent over 45 years working in the private and public sector on a multitude of transport projects, I‘m looking forward to bringing my experience to bear as a Commissioner”.
The Commission will publish the Second National Infrastructure Assessment next week, on Wednesday 18 October 2023.