Martin Rowark is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, he specialises in complex acquisition and commercial strategies within the Infrastructure sector. He is a Principal of Independent Consultancy Watling Fosse Limited, has also consulted for The Nichols Group. Martin spent some time at Transport for London where he was Director of Commercial with responsibility for Upgrades programmes. Prior to TfL, Martin was Procurement Director at Crossrail. Along with the successful procurement of Crossrail, Martin counts his contribution to the procurement of the London 2012 Olympics as a career highlight.
Other notable contributions have been to lead the authorship of the Procurement Module of the Infrastructure and Projects Authority Project Initiation Route Map best practice tool kit. Martin is a member of the ICE Procurement Working Group and Chairman of the RICS Infrastructure Steering Group, a member of HS2 Independent Assurance Panel (under the ICE), leading on Commercial and Procurement. Martin provides independent strategic advice and assurance to clients that include the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, Highways England, Palace of Westminster, Crossrail 2, Anglian Water and of recent Transport New South Wales (Sydney Metro Authority).