HS2 Appoints Alistair Kirk
HS2 Ltd today announced the appointment of Alistair Kirk as its Programme & Strategy Director.
Alistair will join HS2 in September and will be responsible for the integration, planning and control of the overall HS2 Programme (Phases 1 and 2).
Simon Kirby, HS2 Ltd CEO, commented: ” Alistair joins us at an important time for HS2, as we continue the progress from development to delivery. Putting in place the right systems, controls and rigours in our planning is essential to ensure that we build HS2 on time and on budget. Alistair has an excellent track record across the defence and rail sectors. Moreover, his Middle East experience, where transportation is being heavily invested in to stimulate growth and act as a catalyst for change, will also be particularly relevant to helping ensure we deliver the wider benefits of the HS2 Programme”.
Alistair Kirk, HS2 Ltd Programme & Strategy Director, said: “I’m delighted to be joining Simon and the HS2 team at an exciting and pivotal point on the Programme. The opportunity to help build on the platform for success of such a strategically important Programme as HS2 is huge professional incentive for me. Moreover, HS2 will provide similar opportunities for a host of other engineering and programme management staff over the coming years. HS2 – amongst other major projects – will be a programme the UK transportation industry will be rightly proud of.”
Alistair joins from EC Harris, which is part of ARCADIS, one of the leading global transportation consultancies, where he led its infrastructure business in the Middle East, latterly involved in developing ARCADIS’ view on the requirements for the new multi modal transportation system in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.