The IPA will speak at our November forum 'The Making of the Modern City'


Above: Stephen Dance of the Infrastructure & Projects Authority, speaking at Future Cities Forum at London City Hall in June 2019



We are delighted that Stephan Dance. Head of the Commercial Adviser Team at the Infrastructure & Projects Authority will be speaking at our November forum at the City of London offices of international law firm, DLA Piper.


Stephen Dance is a Chartered Surveyor. He holds current non-executive directorships in Local Partnerships LLP (a joint venture between HM Treasury and Local Government Association), The Thames Estuary Growth Board and Northern House Multi Academy Trust.

Stephen has more than 35 years of experience in social and economic infrastructure projects. Before joining the public sector in 2010 he was a Director of international property advisers DTZ specialising in complex development transactions in the fields of infrastructure privatisation, urban regeneration and Public Private Partnerships. He joined Partnerships UK in 2004, where he headed the major projects team and delivered the innovative MoDEL project for the MoD, structured the delivery agreements for Crossrail and chaired the Compliance and Oversight Group to assure the venues and infrastructure procurements for the London 2012 Olympics.

In 2010 Stephen joined Infrastructure UK (a unit of HM Treasury) as Head of Infrastructure Delivery. He was actively engaged in development of the UK’s first National Infrastructure Plan and delivery of key projects including Thames Tideway Tunnel, The Northern Line Extension to Battersea Power Station, Mersey Gateway Bridge, Hinkley Point C and HS2.

In his current role Stephen leads a team of Commercial Advisers. The Commercial Adviser Team includes people with deep professional knowledge and experience in specialist fields. They provide expert advice to HM Treasury, Cabinet Office and government Departments to improve the performance of project delivery in Infrastructure, Enterprise & Growth and Public & Security Services.

Current IPA responsibilities include leadership of the Transforming Infrastructure Delivery programme, advice to the Palace of Westminster restoration and renewal project, Oxford - Cambridge corridor development, Building Safety programme, HS2 stations development and construction industry reform.

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