challenge director – transforming construction,
Sam Stacey is challenge director – transforming construction at UKRI. He is leading the Transforming Construction challenge, a £170 million research and innovation investment, matched by £250 million from industry, to create new construction processes and techniques for building manufacture in the UK. Linked to the Construction Sector Deal, the programme includes funding for research, a new construction network and the creation of an active building centre and innovation hub.
Before joining UKRI, Sam was director of innovation, industrialisation and business improvement at Skanska UK, a trustee of the Building Research Establishment, and chairman of the National Platform for Construction. Sam has also worked for Wates Construction and Buro Happold Engineering. He is a chartered structural engineer with an MBA from Henley Business School and degrees in Civil Engineering, Architecture and Philosophy from Imperial College and Cambridge University.
Sam is married with two children and lives in London and Suffolk.