director of capital programme & procurement,
UK Power Networks
Nirmal joined UK Power Networks in October 2011 as the Executive Director responsible for UK Power Networks’ Major Capital Programme and Procurement and has been the architect of UK Power Networks’ ED1SON Alliance which will deliver its major capital programme between 2015-23.
Prior to joining UK Power Networks, Nirmal was a Main Board Director at the Highways Agency with the responsibility for delivering the Agency’s £9 Billion Roads Programme. He is accredited with the transformation of the Agency’s capital programme delivery and commercial capability following severe criticism from the Nichols Review in 2007.
Prior to the Highways Agency, Nirmal spent over 8 years with Anglian Water where he developed Anglian Water’s collaborative @One alliance model for delivering its 2005-2010 Capital Programme.
He is currently also a member of the ICE’s Infrastructure Client Group and a Board Director of the Major Projects Association.
Nirmal is a Fellow of both the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply.