Ian Large

Chair of the Infrastructure Innovation Board, LCRIG & Engineering Manager Traffic & Network Management, Blackpool Council Blackpool Council

Fellow of the Institute of Highway Engineers, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation, Chartered Manager Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management. Chair of the LCRIG Infrastructure Innovation Board, Vice Chair North West Joint Authorities Group.

Ian is a highly accomplished Senior Officer with 34 years in Local Government service. He Leads innovation and progression in terms of the Authorities approach to highway maintenance, asset management and its engagement with suppliers and external stakeholders, is a keen advocate of innovation and new ideas, in particular fostering a collaborative approach across the Highway Community.

He has an active and full role in LCRIG and is Chair of the Infrastructure Innovation Board, hugely supportive of the work and the ethos, as part of the team he actively seeks out new ideas and innovation, welcomes challenge and is passionate about supporting the Highways Community and promoting new thinking and or a new approach to existing and future challenges.

My Speaker Sessions

Thursday 16 June 2022


Panel Discussion: Practical innovation at the operational level

10:20 - 11:00 Strategy Transport Network/Mobility Theatre
  • What does innovation mean on the ground?
  • Barriers to practical innovation facing local councils and how to overcome these
  • Translating innovation from the senior level to practitioner level
  • Accelerating innovation and increasing buy-in

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