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Mark Enzer, Head of the Centre for Digital Built Britain’s (CDBB) National Digital Twin programme and Chair of the Digital Framework Task Group has been awarded an OBE for services to national infrastructure in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list announced on 10 October.

Mark Enzer is the Digital Director for the Construction Innovation Hub and the Chief Technical Officer of Mott MacDonald.

Mark is a keen champion of innovation in the context of collaborative delivery models and transformational change in the infrastructure industry including: systems thinking, digital transformation, connected digital twins, data infrastructure, low-carbon sustainable solutions, platform-based delivery and the circular economy in the built environment.

As Mott MacDonald’s Chief Technical Officer, he is accountable to the Executive Board for technical excellence across the group. 

Mark was the digital transformation workstream lead on Project 13 for the Infrastructure Client Group, which represents the UK’s major infrastructure client organisations and the lead author of the Infrastructure Carbon Review, published by HM Treasury.

Mark was announced as the inaugural Chair of the Digital Framework Task Group by Robert Jenrick, then Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury in July 2018 when announcing the Government’s response to the National Infrastructure Commission’s ‘Data for the Public Good’ report.

CDBB’s National Digital Twin programme (NDTp), overseen by the DFTG, is a key step in the digital transformation of the infrastructure and construction sectors. The programme’s mission is to  enable a data infrastructure to help unlock the information economy, building a smarter nation that benefits people and society.

The NDTp is working with early adopters and future users of digital twins in developing an information management framework to connect digital twins to deliver benefit to all. The creation of the framework forms an integral part of HM Government’s Modern Industrial Strategy and Construction Sector Deal.

Professor Andy Neely OBE, FREng University of Cambridge Pro-Vice Chancellor said:

“I am delighted to congratulate Mark, who is a respected thought leader and advocate of transformational change in the infrastructure sector. With strong relationships with academia and his peers in industry, he has been instrumental in leading the shift toward a common approach to data sharing”

Alexandra Bolton, Executive Director of the Centre for Digital Built Britain, said:

“I am thrilled that Mark’s commitment to the transformation of national infrastructure has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. He has a clear vision for the future of the sector and is an inspirational leader of the National Digital Twin programme’s work to create an ecosystem of connected digital twins – a national digital twin – which opens the opportunity to release value for society, the economy, business and the environment.