Director of the Major Projects
Stuart Harvey started his career with London Underground in September 1981 as an apprentice signalling engineer. He then spent several years post apprenticeship as a computer programmer writing and testing complex code for the Jubilee and Metropolitan lines. After a spell in the Chief Engineer’s department, Stuart then made a move into a more business-focused role, where he was a business client for major projects, both in Crossrail and the Jubilee Line Extension.
Stuart then moved into prime delivery roles as he negotiated and set up a team to deliver the Piccadilly line extension to Terminal 5 private finance initiative (PFI). This was rapidly followed by leading the troubled Connect PFI providing fibre, trains and station radio across the London Underground network. This included delivery of the emergency services network below ground after the 7/7 bombings.
A brief period was then spent in London Underground driving upgrade delivery under the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly Public-Private Partnership (PPP) contract, before being deployed to Tube Lines to complete the complex Jubilee line upgrade, as the PPP contract came back in house. Securing the role of Tube Lines Director of Projects, Stuart then went about negotiating and delivering the Northern line signalling upgrade, eight months ahead of programme and significantly under budget.
This led to Stuart’s role of negotiating the new signalling contract and delivering the Four Lines Modernisation programme, one of the largest signalling projects in the world.
Stuart was appointed to the interim Capital Programmes Director (Major Projects) role in LU in late 2016 and began to progress the TfL transformation before being announced as the Director of the Major Projects Directorate in July 2017. This is a delivery business within TfL that brings TfL’s major capital delivery projects into one directorate, enabling TfL to deliver them more affordably, making sure knowledge, skills and expertise are shared across MPD and ultimately TfL, to enable TfL to deliver more for less. Though a new directorate, Stuart has already seen through to completion the new entrance at Bank station, the Victoria line upgrade and several station upgrades, helping to transform and keep London moving.
Thursday, 2nd May 2019
9:00am to 9:50am
National Gallery - Sainsbury Wing, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN
Thursday, 2nd May 2019
2:30pm to 5:00pm
Saint Magnus House, 3rd floor, 3 Lower Thames St, London EC3R 6HE