Smart Motorways Programme - Head of Design Management,
Brian Fitzpatrick is an industry specialist and advisor who, during his 35 year career to date, has accrued a wealth of successful management, design and delivery experience of major Highways & Transport infrastructure projects and initiatives in the UK and around the world, in a variety of Project or Programme Management roles.
He has extensive experience of working with, or as the client for, many of the consultants and contractors currently working in the industry in the UK, and remains connected to the supply chain and emerging players developing best practice or breaking new ground as a result of work with his own consultancy practice, Fitzpatrick Advisory Ltd.
This wide perspective, coupled with his technical expertise and experience, was a key element in his decision to create THE Fitz INDEX in 2015. The Index is a yearly, and sometimes more frequent, industry poll which probes opinions about and progress of sector wide topical issues such as funding, procurement, asset management, digitisation, EDI, road pricing, electric vehicles, sustainability, CAV and more recently the structure of the sector.
Brian is currently personally involved in a number of commissions with his practice including developing the “Design Management” philosophy which he initiated for Major Projects for Highways England, as well as the roll out of a pioneering data aggregation platform and services called DASHA™, an ‘infrastructure ALEXA’ for local authorities.
Brian is in touch with ‘on the ground’ performance and innovation, and is well placed to provide authoritative, independent and learned assessment of design and construction performance of forward-thinking companies operating in the infrastructure sector today.
Brian regularly contributes to industry publications and chairs seminars for various institutions on technical issues and lessons learned in the industry. Brian was previously the Communications Director for ITS-UK, has and has been on the advisory board of Highways UK since its inception.