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George Ramshaw Curry Prestige Lecture: Crossrail- 2012 Challenges and Solutions

20 February 2012

2012 sees Crossrail entering a critical year; tunnelling operations start west of Paddington in March, civils contracts for the remaining sub surface stations will be awarded and a portfolio of rail systems contracts will be tendered, evaluated and awarded. Success this year will lay the foundations for delivery of a world class railway in 2018. Chris Sexton, Technical Director of Crossrail, will set out the challenges facing Crossrail and its partners and the approach to dealing with them in 2012 and beyond.

Presented by Chris Sexton, Technical Director, Crossrail

Chris Sexton was educated at St Edward’s School and Keble College, Oxford. On graduation he entered Sandhurst and was commissioned into the Royal Engineers where he spent the next 30 years in engineering and leadership appointments around the world. He served on operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, the Balkans and Northern Ireland and is an alumni of the Indian National Defence College in New Delhi. Appointments included Policy Adviser to the Chief of the General Staff, CEO of the Royal School of Military Engineering and Chief Engineer of the Army, the latter responsible for 10,000 military engineers and for the UK’s military engineering capability worldwide. Chris left the Army in 2007 to become Head of Engineering for Laing O’Rourke (Europe). He joined Crossrail as Technical Director in January 2010. Chris lives in Camberley Surrey with his wife Annie and two teenage children. His interests are rugby, cricket and political biography.


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George Ramshaw Curry Prestige Lecture: Crossrail- 2012 Challenges and Solutions

: Presented by Chris Sexton, Technical Director, Crossrail

Duration: 1hr 25mins