Clive Bairsto

Chief Executive, Street Works UK/ HAUC UK

Clive has a background rooted in utilities, defence, security, and education leadership in the private, public and not for profit sectors. From 2012 to 2017, Clive was Global Head of Resilience at National Grid, a role covering all UK and US assets, and a then-workforce of over 27,000 people. In this role, Clive represented National Grid at the UK’s Energy Emergencies Executive Committee (E3C) and the Scottish Government’s ‘Ready Scotland’, while directing interaction with the myriad of regional authority fora and groupings in the UK and north-east USA.

Running up to this, Clive was Director of Integration and Readiness for the London 2012 Olympics, within the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. He directed the strategic level training, risk assessment, integration, reporting and readiness of LOCOG, Transport, Security, the Mayor’s office and several other government departments and supporting bodies. Preceding this, Clive was a senior officer in the Royal Air Force, serving as Head of International Policy and Planning, and was the Ministry of Defence’s worldwide Director of Strategic Contingency Planning in the period of the Arab uprising. He commanded at every level culminating in regional base Leuchars, in Fife, where he also acted as the Air Officer for Scotland interacting regularly with Scottish Government at official and political level.

My Speaker Sessions

Tuesday 06 June 2023


A utility view of streetworks

12:10 - 13:00 Utilities
  • Key challenges in 2023/24
  • "Digging Down to Level Up"
  • How the industry can move forward
  • HAUC Vision: where to focus?