Infrastructure Matters is a consulting business that focuses on the early stages of major public and private infrastructure projects.
We add value to our clients by anticipating and managing political and stakeholder risks.
Our focus is to bring clarity to key political challenges, many of which we find in the engineering world. We work with our clients to find smart solutions to these problems, and help deliver the infrastructure and related services that will shape our future.
Our strengths are rooted in our ability to thrive in complex environments, our political instincts and our capacity to build relationships.
Our mission is to play a defining role in transformational projects that change the way we access services, move around and connect with each other.
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O’Donnell DirectorDom began his career as a parliamentary aide to an MP and former minister. Since then he has developed a particular expertise in helping clients to navigate complex and controversial issues across the transport, energy and infrastructure sectors. Dom created Infrastructure Matters with a specific purpose in mind: to help public and private sector organisations manage political and stakeholder risks during the early stages of major infrastructure schemes.
Gardner Senior ManagerSarah’s experience spans both infrastructure and corporate communications. She combines skills in stakeholder engagement, communications marketing and issues management. She previously worked with the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources in Melbourne where she developed and implemented communications strategies for new transport projects.
Daniels Senior ManagerRichard has over 14 years’ experience in public affairs and stakeholder engagement. He has specific experience in the transport sector, having designed and delivered strategies, materials and campaigns for the London Taxi Company and Civil Aviation Authority. Richard has strong experience in parliamentary and political engagement having worked on policy and legislation in the European Parliament, Westminster and with councils across the UK.
Francis Senior ManagerJay is an engagement consultant with over 10 years’ experience in stakeholder and community relations, advocacy and campaigning. With particular focus on infrastructure, Jay has a passion for delivering excellence for the benefit of interested and impacted parties. Jay has developed and delivered strategies for communications and engagement across major upgrades and new constructions, including multi-billion-dollar road and rail projects.
Stopp Senior ManagerSam is a stakeholder engagement specialist with over a decade’s experience across local government, communications, and the politics of planning. Sam began his career as a Parliamentary Assistant, before working in various business development and marketing roles, including for Tesco plc’s customer loyalty arm. Sam served as a local councillor for four years and, since 2014, he has been a consultant in the planning and development industry.
Basu Planning SpecialistPoulomee is a town planning professional with over 13 years’ experience in town planning, urban development and sustainability, in the UK and India. She has an innate understanding of legislative, procedural and political complexities associated with multifaceted planning and infrastructure projects. Poulomee considers preparation of, management and delivery of Development Consent Orders (DCO) her specialisation and has worked on projects such as Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Station and the Lower Thames Crossing.
Howlett AssociateKevin has led public affairs and strategic communications teams in the public and private sectors, running campaigns on complex and controversial projects for energy, regeneration, and infrastructure clients. Kevin has been an adviser to a former shadow transport minister, and has worked in some of England’s most high profile local authorities. He is a fluent Spanish speaker, and splits his time between the UK and Latin America.
McKay Graphics SpecialistKatherine is a graphics specialist with eighteen years’ experience in the City of London at financial and IT firms. She moved to Pembrokeshire in 2016 where she freelances within a wide range of sectors. Her specialisms include MS Office and Adobe Creative Suite, creating anything from brochures to presentations, infographics and animations.
Morrison AssociateAlex previously worked at Transport for London (TfL) as a communications, consultation and engagement lead in which he planned and delivered consultation strategies, marketing material, analysis and reports for transport infrastructure projects, including TfL’s Cycle Superhighway Programme. This involved engaging with politicians, borough officers, statutory bodies, businesses and the wider public, to build understanding and support, and mitigate risks.
Thomas AssociateDennis has over 16 years’ experience in delivering multi-channel communications. In his most recent role as Compliance and Delivery Manager at Transport for London (TfL) he was responsible for the overall consultation and engagement delivery program of all TfL projects. He also set up their in-house consultation analysis team.
Whitelock Research AnalystJennifer is a politics and current affairs junky. Employing her forensic eye for detail, Jennifer worked for 10 years at the Law Society, investigating solicitors, and then for a major law firm, in compliance. After leaving London, Jennifer managed a successful Surrey based property firm. However, Jennifer’s heart has always remained in politics, and she joined Infrastructure Matters to develop and run our intelligence function.
Boyanton Designer & AnimatorBrooke is a Full Stack Digital and Print Creative with over 18 years' experience. Being a multimedia designer she is skilled and has worked in a range of creative disciplines including illustration, animation, video editing, UX/UI, front-end development, email, branding, direct mail and global campaigns. Brooke enjoys learning and working with new media and technology, discovering interesting and innovative ways to engage target audiences.
Ford Video Journalist ConsultantTamasin is a multimedia journalist with more than sixteen years' experience spanning television, radio and print reporting. She films and edits all her material and is able to bring difficult subjects to life by giving them a unique human angle. During her career, Tamasin has reported from the UK, Europe and Africa for the BBC, America’s National Public Radio, the Guardian newspaper, France 24 and CNN.
Gardner Senior Manager
Daniels Senior Manager
Francis Senior Manager
Stopp Senior Manager
Basu Planning Specialist
McKay Graphics Specialist
Whitelock Research Analyst
Boyanton Designer & Animator
Ford Video Journalist Consultant