Mark Cowieson has over 20 years of experience primarily working across the rail and aviation sectors. He has been involved in complex major capital programmes in client, contractor, consultant and professional advisor roles which provides him with significant insight into programme life cycle issues and risks which can be proactively and diligently managed to achieve ultimate value for the client. His current role as Independent Fund Surveyor Commission Lead at Heathrow Airport affords him the opportunity to assure projects and programmes of significance as part of the regulatory assurance framework. In his previous role at WSP, Mark led a variety of multi-disciplinary rail design programmes. This included the implementation of lean and six sigma techniques to improve design delivery efficiency. He also led the team working for TfL’s PMO, assuring a variety of projects and programmes through the TfL governance process.
Mark has also worked at Heathrow airport and spent 8 years leading some of the most complex and challenging projects in their portfolio, including those at Terminal 5 and the Terminal 1 Programmes. He also gained experience in organisational change programmes.