David Barwell is a chartered civil engineer with a career in consulting services to the construction industry across the UK, Australia, the Middle East and Asia. Holding senior executive positions, most recently as CEO for AECOM in the UK and Ireland, David has helped deliver some of the world’s largest infrastructure projects. With a passion for public transport, sustainable development and project excellence, David is a recent industry past chair of Major Projects for the Association of Consultancy and Engineering.
David’s work on some of the world’s largest rail projects includes CrossRail (1995), Thameslink, Jubilee Line Extension, Jeddah Metro PMO, Riyadh Metro, Mumbai and Bangalore Metro projects, Hong Kong’s WestRail and Manila’s EDSA light rail. He also has experience of unlocking value via major real estate and transit-oriented development. Leadership of transformational change, developing diverse teams, managing highly-challenging multi-stakeholder environments, alternative project delivery and delivering exceptional business results are areas demonstrated throughout David’s career.