director of capital programme & procurement,
UK Power Networks
Nirmal joined UK Power Networks in 2011 as the Executive Director responsible for UK Power Networks’ Major Capital Programme and Procurement and has been the architect of UK Power Networks’ ED1SON Alliance, which will deliver its major capital programme between 2015-23.
Before that, Nirmal was a Main Board Director at the Highways Agency with the responsibility for delivering the Agency’s £9 Billion Roads Programme. He is accredited with the transformation of the Agency’s capital programme delivery and commercial capability following severe criticism from the Nichols Review in 2007.
Between 1999-2008, Nirmal was with Anglian Water where he procured and developed the @One alliance model for delivering Anglian’s 2005-2010 Capital Programme.
He is currently also the Chair of the ICE’s Infrastructure Client Group Management Board and a Board Director of the Major Projects Association.
Nirmal is a Fellow of both the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply and is on the Alumni of London Business School.