Dr Nelson Ogunshakin, OBE
Dr Nelson Ogunshakin, OBE graduated from Aston University in 1985 with a B.Sc (Hons) in Civil Engineering, and went on to obtain a Masters Degree in Construction & Programme Management at the University of Birmingham. He is currently the Chief Executive of the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE), a position he has held since 2004; in 2013 he was appointed Chairman of Environmental Industries Commission (EIC) and in 2014 he became a key driver behind the launch of Victoria Street Capital Ltd. He currently chairs an investment committee responsible for the ARM Harith 250m in infrastructure funds.
He was previously the Chairman of Thomas Telford Ltd, and until 2015 was the joint chair of the UK National Infrastructure Plan Strategic Engagement Forum with Sir Danny Alexander; he currently holds a number of Executive and Non-Executive Board positions in the United Kingdom. In 1994 he completed an MBA at Aston Business School, and in 2011 was the recipient of an Honorary D.SC from Aston, recognising his outstanding services to construction and engineering, both in the UK and abroad
Nelson is a civil engineer and specialist infrastructure procurement expert, a fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Civil Engineering, with over 30 years industry experience in the development and financing of infrastructure and property construction investment portfolios. He was awarded an OBE in 2010 for services to the UK and the international construction and engineering industry.
In 2017, Dr Nelson Ogunshakin was appointed by mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, to a new slimmed-down Transport for London board that the mayor claims better represents the diversity of the capital.
• As the leading business association in the sector, ACE represents the interests of professional consultancies and engineering companies large and small in the UK. Many of our member companies have gained international recognition and acclaim and employ over 250,000 staff worldwide
• ACE members are at the heart of delivering, maintaining and upgrading our buildings, structures and infrastructure. They provide specialist services to a diverse range of sectors including water, transportation, housing and energy.
• The ACE membership acts as the bridge between engineering consultants who make an estimated contribution of £15bn to the nation’s economy and the wider construction market contributing a further £90bn