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Tony Meggs CB


Tony Meggs CB

Tony Meggs became Chairman of Crossrail Limited on 14 January 2019.

Tony was previously Chief Executive of the Infrastructure and Projects Authority, reporting to both Cabinet Office and HM Treasury, and Head of the Government’s Project Delivery Function. Tony joined the Cabinet Office in October 2014 as Chief Executive of the Major Projects Authority, which subsequently merged with Infrastructure UK in January 2016.

Tony was previously the Head of Technology at BP, responsible for BP’s central project and engineering functions and all corporate R&D.  Prior to that, he was a member of the BP Exploration Executive Committee, with responsibility for BP operations in North Africa and Latin America.  He has more than 30 years’ experience in the energy sector, where he worked in a wide variety of strategic, operational and oilfield development roles, holding leadership positions at global, regional and local levels. Through his work he has also been involved in the development and financing of clean energy startup companies in the US, and led a comprehensive study of the future of natural gas, working with the former US Secretary of State for Energy at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Tony co-founded the BP Projects Academy to build a network of major project leaders with skills to mitigate risk and maximise the success of BP’s global projects. This was later the inspiration for the Government’s Major Projects Leadership Academy (MPLA), run by the Infrastructure and Projects Authority and Oxford Said Business School, the Government’s flagship programme for project leaders. To date more than 600 senior project leaders in government have enrolled on the scheme.

In 2019 Tony was awarded a CB in the Queen's Birthday Honours in recognition for his commitment to public service.

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