John Ward, Canal & River Trust
John Ward
head of project delivery
Canal & River Trust

A Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, John is a Chartered Engineer, Chartered Builder and Chartered Construction Manager. His early career was spent in bridge design with what was then consulting engineers Maunsell (now part of AECOM). From there he had a short spell as design manager with contractor John Sisk & Son before moving over to the client side at what was then British Waterways (BW) in 2003. John has held a variety of senior operations, engineering and delivery roles at BW, now Canal & River Trust, where he is currently Head of Project Delivery. As Head of Project Delivery John leads a team of approx. 100 engineers, project managers, quantity surveyors and contracts managers delivering the Trust’s annual major projects programme of c£80m. The programme of reservoir and canal infrastructure projects are delivered through a small number of recently retendered long term frameworks let under NEC4.