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If/When Feb 2, 2021

A Better Way: Delivery of Major Public Infrastructure Programs

Show Contributors: Bryan Harvey, Donald Morrison, Paul Thies


In many parts of the world, the infrastructure and construction industries remain heavily influenced by 20th century standards and solutions, and the need to move beyond these has become even more pressing in light of COVID-19. A better way to procure, plan and deliver infrastructure is required, one that prioritizes digital innovation, off-site manufacturing technologies and a focus on whole life asset performance. In this episode of If/When, we look at these issues on a global scale with Jacobs Global Vice President of Major Programs Bryan Harvey and Jacobs Senior Vice President for Europe and Global Executive Sponsor of Digital Strategies Donald Morrison.

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Bryan Harvey leads Jacobs’ global program management business across the People and Places Solutions business line, which includes some of the most iconic projects globally, with combined infrastructure investment in excess of $200 billion. With nearly three decades of multi sector global experience, in solving some of the world’s greatest challenges, Bryan has unique insight into major infrastructure delivery, funding opportunities and risk management. He is an advocate for future infrastructure delivery models that focus collaborative effort on balancing the needs of society, with the challenges of climate change, urbanization and population growth. His particular interest in sustainable blended infrastructure solutions, is one that he believes offers maximum opportunity to bring together public and private investors. Bryan’s technical background commenced in the water sector with successful delivery of Irrigation, Hydro Power, Flood Risk Management and water resource projects, before widening into cross sector and transportation solutions. In addition to his Master of Engineering degree from the University of Southampton, Bryan also holds an MBA in Global Entrepreneurship from The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE.)

Donald Morrison is Senior Vice President & Chief Growth Officer at Jacobs. In his 30 years at Jacobs Donald has enjoyed a variety of experiences and successes alongside enthusiastic teams and inspirational leaders. He is passionate about people and strives to develop an environment where everyone can unleash their potential by leveraging the strengths and diversity of individuals and teams to deliver solutions that challenge the norm. A Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Donald believes there could always be a better way and empowers his teams to look at challenges from a different perspective. He endeavours to build inclusive and diverse teams that deliver with integrity and do the right thing for clients, communities and each other.