Richard Threlfall

Richard is Global Head of Infrastructure, Government, Healthcare and Transport at KPMG. He has almost 30 years’ experience in policy, governance, strategy and financing, advising both public and private sector clients in the UK and overseas.

Richard is motivated by the understanding that the world is facing both a climate and a social emergency. He is committed to doing everything he can to support public and private sector organisations to play their part in averting those disasters and support the attainment of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, to enable sustainable quality of life for everyone, everywhere.

Richard is Chair of the International Coalition for Sustainable Infrastructure, and sits on the Transport and Mobility Pathway Board of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and chairs the Advisory Council of the UK’s Infrastructure Forum. He is a prolific writer on infrastructure, transport, sustainability, and organisational purpose.

Richard began his career as a civil servant at the UK Department for Transport. Between 1996 and 1998 he was Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Transport and the Deputy Prime Minister. He subsequently moved to the Infrastructure Advisory team at Citigroup before joining KPMG, where he led the UK Infrastructure, Building and Construction sector until 2018. From 2018 until 2021 he was KPMG’s Global Head of Infrastructure. From 2020 to 2022 he was Global Head of KPMG IMPACT and launched the firm’s Global ESG Strategy.

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