Leo Quinn leads for construction on PM’s Build Back Better Council

Aaron Morby 11 months ago
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Balfour Beatty chief Leo Quinn is the lead voice for contractors on the Prime Minister’s new Build Back Better Council.

Chaired by Boris Johnson, the new business council met today for the first time as a new partnership with Government to steer the Covid-19 economic recovery and future growth plans.

The Build Back Better Council is made up of 30 captains of industry and business representing industries from retail and hospitality, to finance, science and technology.

Quinn is also joined by Arup’s transport lead Isabel Dedring and Landsec chairman Cressida Hogg representing the property sector.

At the first meeting, which took take place virtually today, the Prime Minister updated leaders on the current Covid-19 situation, including the vaccine roll-out, as well as plans to rebuild the economy after the crisis has passed.

Council members will share their views on the economy, provide a commercial perspective on policy and highlight obstacles and solutions to economic recovery.

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The Prime Minister and the Chancellor have committed the Government to kickstarting the economy with a once in a generation investment programme in infrastructure, launching a green industrial revolution and enabling entrepreneurs to scale their businesses.

The Business Council will meet quarterly, but with further meetings agreed with the Prime Minister and Chancellor if required. Each member is appointed to the Council for a term of 12 months.

It will complement the wide range of engagement with businesses, business representative groups and trades unions across the whole of Government.

Build Back Better Council members
Isabel Dedring Arup Emma Walmsley GSK Karen Jones Prezzo
Leo Quinn Balfour Beatty Lord Deighton Heathrow Laxman Narasimhan Reckitt Benckiser
Stephen Welton BGF Mark Tucker HSBC Liv Garfield Severn Trent
Rachel Lord Blackrock Dame Carolyn McCall ITV Robert MacLeod Johnson Matthey
Bernard Looney BP Thierry Bolloré Jaguar Land Rover Carl Ennis Siemens
Sean Doyle British Airways Dame Sharon White John Lewis Partnership Martin Murphy Syncona
Philip Jansen BT Robert MacLeod Johnson Matthey Ken Murphy Tesco
Poppy Gustafsson Darktrace Cressida Hogg Landsec Alan Jope Unilever
Penny James Direct Line Nigel Wilson Legal & General Charlotte Hogg Visa
Ronan Harris Google Vivian Hunt McKinsey & the CBI Sir Ian Wood Wood

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