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New interim driver appointed for HS2

New interim driver appointed for HS2

🕔19.Oct 2016

The Government has announced that Roy Hill has been appointed Interim CEO for HS2 Ltd and will take up his new position in November.

It follows the resignation of Simon Kirby who is leaving to join Rolls Royce.

HS2 Ltd Chairman David Higgins said:

I’m pleased to welcome Roy Hill back to the team.

His understanding of the project and the industry puts him in an excellent position to continue the significant progress made under Simon Kirby while we continue our search for a permanent CEO.

Roy’s secondment from CH2M will allow HS2 to benefit from his broad experience overseeing some of the world’s most complex infrastructure projects.

He is uniquely qualified to fill this interim role, seeing HS2 through its upcoming milestones and into the start of construction next year.

Legislation enabling HS2 is just weeks away from completing its long legislative process through Parliament.

Work on the ground is expected to start at the beginning of the New Year. Transport bosses are warning of significant disruption as the ten year construction process gets underway.

It is understood that Roy Hill will join HS2 on 1st November, with Simon Kirby continuing in post until the end of the year.

The Department for Transport says that recruitment for the permanent role is underway and it hopes to select a candidate around the “turn of the year” with a permanent CEO in place by summer 2017.

Roy Hill was previously seconded to HS2 Ltd in 2012 when he held the position of Phase One Development Director for approximately two years.

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