Construction director, Infrastructure and Projects Authority,
Dr David Hancock is Head of Construction for the Government Construction Team. Prior to that he was Head of Risk for Transport for London with responsibility for the risk and project services across their £15 billion capital portfolio including; the underground, rail, and surface (roads, buses and river services). Renowned internationally as a leading thinker and practitioner in the risk field, he is the author of the bestselling book “Tame, Messy and Wicked Risk Leadership” in which he developed the concept of Risk Leadership. He has worked with the public, private and voluntary sectors and has been the Director of risk and assurance for two London Mayors and Executive Director for Halcrow (now CH2MHill). He was responsible for creating and delivering the risk management system for the successful £4.3bn Terminal 5 Project at Heathrow, working with BA, BAA and their supply chain, which is considered industry leading in project delivery. He champions the case for rethinking project management as a social interaction rather than delivery solely through the application of process and policy. Educated at the University of Nottingham where he obtained a degree and PhD in engineering, he later added an MBA from the University of Bath. He is a Chartered Engineer, Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Personnel and Development and Fellow of the Association of Project Management.