New HS2 Ltd chairman appointed

HS2 train  [square]Sir Terry Morgan CBE has been appointed the new chairman for HS2 Ltd.  

Morgan has been the chair of Crossrail Ltd since 2009, and takes over from Sir David Higgins in August.

He was formerly chief executive of Tube Lines, and held roles at BAE Systems, Rover Group and the Chartered Management Institute.

On his appointment Morgan said: ”HS2 will be a driving force behind greater prosperity and productivity across the country, unlocking opportunities for growth and regeneration and building a transport network fit for the future.

He added:  “I look forward to beginning the vital work of taking this magnificent project from strength to strength.”

Transport secretary Chris Grayling also announced that Ed Smith CBE has been appointed as a non-executive director of the HS2 Ltd board.

Image credit | HS2 Ltd

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