Sam Stacey
Sam Stacey
Challenge director, Transforming Construction
Innovate UK

Sam Stacey is a construction industry leader and writer on construction innovation. Since 2018 he has been challenge director for construction at UKRI, implementing the Sector Deal for Construction as part of the UK’s 2017 Industrial Strategy. He has an MBA from Henley Business School and degrees in Civil Engineering, Architecture and Philosophy from Imperial College and Cambridge University. Sam chartered as a structural engineer while working at Buro Happold on the Faisaliyah Center in Riyadh.

As director of innovation at Skanska UK he was known for promoting Flying Factories.

In 2018 Sam joined UKRI as challenge director for construction. The Transforming Construction Challenge, is accelerating construction’s shift towards value-based manufacturing and digital processes. With a budget of £170 million, matched by £250 million from industry, the Transforming Construction Challenge brings together contractors, supply chain, innovators, government, clients and the research community. Sam is a member of the Construction Innovation Hub Board, Active Building Centre Board, Urban Splash Future Lab Board, a Senior Advisor to the Construction Leadership Council and a former trustee of the BRE.