A man wearing glasses and smiling at the camera
Elected: 2007
Discipline: Engineering
Professor Gordon Grier Thomson Masterton OBE FREng FRSE

Chair of Future Infrastructure, University of Edinburgh.

Professor Masterton is Chair of Future Infrastructure at the University of Edinburgh, working to help policymakers address large-scale challenges in transport and utilities.


Until 2015, Professor Masterton was Vice-President of Jacobs Engineering. He is a past president of the Institution of Civil Engineers, past president of the Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland, former chairman of the Construction Industry Council, former Vice Chairman of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, and founder and current Chairman of the Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame. Professor Masterton was the UK Government’s project representative on the £15bn Crossrail development in London – Europe’s largest construction project to date. Recently, he was appointed a member of the Independent Assurance Panel for the HS2 high-speed rail link.