Simon Murray is a non-executive director of the East West Rail Company, a member of the Infrastructure Client Group and co-founder of the Acumen7 network. Simon began his career with Arup working on projects in Africa, Asia and the UK. In 1994 he joined BAA Plc to lead their airport infrastructure programme and subsequently worked with Sir John Egan on the Government task force that produced Rethinking Construction.
In 1998 he was appointed Director of Major Projects at Railtrack Plc where he was responsible for restructuring Railtrack’s legacy projects. Since 2001 he has worked as a consultant with a number of infrastructure companies including Transport for London and Anglian Water Services. From 2003 until his retirement in 2012 he was non-executive chairman of contractor Geoffrey Osborne Ltd. Simon was co-author of the Project 13 report.