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The Delivery Authority

The Delivery Authority is responsible for developing and delivering the work to the scope, budget and timescale agreed by both Houses of Parliament. 

The Delivery Authority has engaged a team of architects, engineers, project managers and contractors who will shape the future direction of the work, which is the biggest and most complex renovation of a heritage building ever undertaken in the UK. 

The Delivery Authority is responsible for the work on the Palace of Westminster, including the building surveys which started in 2019 and will be carried out throughout the coming months. In 2022 tens of thousands of hours of surveys were carried out in the Palace of Westminster. 

One of its key tasks is to develop a wide range of options for how significant elements of the restoration work will be delivered and the level of ambition for restoration work. This will include variations on the time and extent to which Members and staff are asked to move out of the Palace to allow very disruptive and complex construction work to take place.  

The Delivery Authority Board is chaired by Mike Brown CBE MVO and its Executive Team is led by David Goldstone, Chief Executive. 

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David Goldstone CBE, Chief Executive

Prior to his roles in the MoD, David was Chief Executive at the London Legacy Development Corporation, responsible for the development and regeneration of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and surrounding areas. Previous roles have seen him heavily involved in the delivery of major public-sector investment programmes including Chief Finance Officer for Transport for London; Finance Director for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, responsible for the £9.3 billion budget; and establishing the delivery structures and commercial arrangements for the Building Schools for the Future investment programme. David sits on the board of the Delivery Authority.

The Board

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Mike Brown CBE MVO, Chair

Mike Brown was Commissioner of Transport for London (TfL), the world’s largest regulated transport authority and led delivery of the Mayor’s multi-billion pound investment programme. He led the successful delivery of transport for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. He also ran Heathrow Airport during a huge transformation and passenger improvement programme.

Neil Sachdev

Neil Sachdev

Neil is Chair of the Defence Infrastructure Organisation Board for the Ministry of Defence. Previously, Neil was Group Property Director of J Sainsbury and before that served for 28 years with Tesco, where he was Stores Board Director, responsible for property and operations for the UK business.

Anne McMeel

Anne McMeel

Anne McMeel is a non-executive board member at Transport for London. She chairs the Audit and Assurance Committee at both TfL and Crossrail.

Anne Baldock

Anne Baldock

Anne Baldock is currently non-executive Director for East West Railways among others. She was also a non-executive director at Thames Tideway and was partner at international law firm Allen & Overy LLP, where she was global head of the Projects, Energy and Infrastructure practice. 

Dr Simon Thurley CBE

Dr Simon Thurley CBE

Dr Simon Thurley is a well-known historian and academic who has published many books on architectural history and heritage. Between 2002 and 2015 he was chief executive of English Heritage and before that, for five years, was director of the Museum of London.

Susan Cooklin

Susan Cooklin

Susan has over ten years’ experience at board level and currently holds Independent Non-Executive Directorships on the boards of Electricity North West Ltd (a UK distributed Network Operator), NetCompany (a Danish listed IT services company) and NorteGas ES. Susan was Chief Information Officer (CIO) for 6 years at Network Rail, the UK Rail Infrastructure provider, and became part of the executive committee in 2016 leading a directorate of circa 6000 employees delivering some 60 front and back-office services (including IT) and running a budget of circa £3bn. Her areas of expertise include transformational cultural change and the creation and implementation of technology strategies. She has particular experience in implementing and reviewing large scale IT programmes. Susan owned the enterprise-wide risk for cyber whilst at Network Rail. Susan retired from executive life in March 2022 allowing her to develop her current non-executive portfolio.

Stephen Duckworth

Dr Stephen Duckworth OBE

Dr Stephen Duckworth OBE is currently the CEO of Disability Matters Global and Opt In Finance Ltd. Stephen was a non-executive director of the Olympic Delivery Authority, where he was Chair of the Safety, Health and Environment Committee. He has been adviser to a number of Secretaries of State and Government Departments on disability issues.

Tanya Coff

Tanya Coff, Chief Financial Officer

Tanya is the Chief Financial Officer. She was previously at Transport for London where she was Finance and Procurement Director for London Underground and TfL Rail. Tanya was responsible for delivering change programmes to modernise the tube and before that was responsible for the finances of London Underground’s capital programme of around £1bn per year, covering fleet, signalling and station upgrades. Prior to TfL, Tanya was Head of Finance Operations for Heathrow Airport where she was responsible for all terminal and airside finances as well as Heathrow’s capital programme.

Matt White

Matthew White, Programme Director

Matthew White was previously Surface Director at Crossrail Ltd responsible for leading the multi-billion pound programme to enhance the existing railway network.  He has prior experience running major projects in the petro-chemical, high-speed rail and aviation sectors. Matthew is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers.


Executive Team


Martin Bellamy

Martin Bellamy, Chief Information Officer

Martin joined the Programme from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), where he had been CIO since 2017. Prior to joining the FCA, Martin was Director of Information Services at the University of Cambridge, where he remains a By Fellow of Hughes Hall, a college of the university. Martin brings a wealth of technology leadership from both the public and private sectors, as a senior civil servant, and as a technology executive at Thomson Reuters, KPMG and BT. He was the inaugural Programme Director for the UK Government's cloud computing programme (G Cloud).

Janet Campbell

Janet Campbell, HR Director

Janet was the HR Director at Ofcom (the UK’s communications regulator) for over 10 years until September 2017, and played a pivotal role in establishing Ofcom and completing the merger of the 5 predecessor regulators. At Ofcom, Janet was responsible for leading the HR function and ensuring that the People Strategy was aligned to the delivery of Ofcom’s business and cultural objectives. Since then, Janet has been an interim HR Director, working with organisations across the private and public sector to develop and implement HR strategy, latterly as interim Director of People at ACAS. Janet is also a non-executive director on the Board of Hillingdon Hospitals Foundation Trust.

Tanya Coff

Tanya Coff, Chief Financial Officer

Tanya is the Chief Financial Officer. She was previously at Transport for London where she was Finance and Procurement Director for London Underground and TfL Rail. Tanya was responsible for delivering change programmes to modernise the tube and before that was responsible for the finances of London Underground’s capital programme of around £1bn per year, covering fleet, signalling and station upgrades. Prior to TfL, Tanya was Head of Finance Operations for Heathrow Airport where she was responsible for all terminal and airside finances as well as Heathrow’s capital programme.

Andy Haynes

Andy Haynes, Commercial Director

Andy held a number of senior commercial roles at Network Rail, has most recently been Procurement Director at Heathrow Airport, and has over twenty five years’ experience transforming supply chains, collaborating to deliver major capital programmes and working with suppliers to create sustainable solutions. Andy was Network Rail’s Finance and Commercial Director for Reading Station, Crossrail On-Network Works and Great Western Route Modernisation for six years before being Project Director for the West of England area, which included the largest track and signalling projects delivered by Network Rail.

Jane Mee

Jane Mee, General Counsel

Jane brings great experience in advising organisations through all stages of major project delivery in both public and private sectors, most recently as General Counsel at Hitachi Rail, and formerly at London Underground, where she led the legal function through a period of major infrastructure upgrades. Jane has also had previous similar leadership roles at Bombardier and WSP. Jane has extensive governance and compliance experience and has previously held company secretary and board director roles.

Matt White

Matthew White, Programme Director

Matthew White was previously Surface Director at Crossrail Ltd responsible for leading the multi-billion pound programme to enhance the existing railway network.  He has prior experience running major projects in the petro-chemical, high-speed rail and aviation sectors. Matthew is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Andy Piper, Technical Director

Andy Piper, Technical Director

Andy is an experienced Chartered Engineer with overall accountability for technical assurance of all design workstreams. He has a deep understanding of the Palace of Westminster and Parliament, with over 10 years’ experience working on the Parliamentary Estate. Prior to this, he worked for an international engineering and consultancy practice, managing the work of multi-disciplinary teams across a number of public sector building frameworks.