Graham is a Chartered Civil Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers with over 35 years’ experience. Graduating in 1981 from Heriot Watt University and having worked for a Contractor, a Consulting Engineer and an Airport Authority, Graham in 2000 joined the construction team in the Transport Branch of the then Scottish Development Department and moved to Transport Scotland at its inception. During his time with Transport Scotland, Graham was promoted to Head of Construction and was responsible for the procurement and construction aspects of major projects such as the Upper Forth Crossing, Glasgow Airport Rail Link, Borders Railway, and the M80 Stepps to Haggs motorway. Graham has also been involved in the delivery of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Road and the M8 M73 M74 Motorway Improvements and had responsibility for the procurement of the Forth Bridges Operating Contract, the Clyde and Hebrides Ferry Services contract and overseeing the policy aspects of procurement for all branches of Transport Scotland.
In summer 2019, Graham took up a post in the Scottish Government as Head of the Construction Procurement Policy Unit which has responsibility for reviewing all aspects of project procurement and delivery. The unit is currently working collaboratively to improve relationships between Government and Industry in relation to Infrastructure Delivery, investigating mechanisms to deliver appropriate quality, sustainable pricing and timeous payments to contractors and the supply chain.
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