The NIC, established in October, will publish a National Infrastructure Assessment every Parliament setting out its analysis of the UK’s infrastructure needs over a 10 to 30 year horizon. The government will be required formally to respond to the recommendations of the commission.
A statement issued by the Treasury said that Phil Graham has been appointed to head the body.
The Treasury said that Graham joins the NIC from the Department for Transport, where he has worked on many of the UK’s most important infrastructure projects.
"Graham led the development of the government’s high speed rail strategy, as well as leading the team supporting Sir Howard Davies’ Airports Commission and working on the London Olympics", the statement said.