Three New Non-Executive Directors Appointed To HS2 Ltd Board
HS2 Ltd has welcomed three new non-executive directors to its board as the project to build Britain’s new high speed rail network moves towards construction.
Christine Emmett, Neil Masom and Baroness Jo Valentine have been appointed by Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin.
Commenting, HS2 Ltd Chairman David Higgins said:
“Delivering HS2 will be as complex as it will be significant for the country. We therefore need Board Members who understand the technical, financial and community issues that will confront us. Jo, Christine and Neil, working with the existing Members of the Board, will bring the cumulative experience we need for the massive task we face. I am delighted to welcome them to the Board.”
Neil Masom said: “I am extremely pleased to have been invited by the Secretary of State to join HS2’s board. It is an extremely exciting project that has huge potential to act as a catalyst to boost British industry and create new economic opportunities. Coming from north west England I think High Speed Two’s arrival is a fantastic opportunity for the region.”
Christine Emmett said: “Having worked at British Rail and been involved with the Channel Tunnel project much of my working life has been rail-focused, so naturally I am greatly looking forward to joining HS2. It is a fantastic project that carries Britain’s railways into the 21st century with confidence and optimism.”
Baroness Jo Valentine said: “HS2 is a hugely important and exciting project that holds out the prospect of recasting the economic geography of Britain. I am delighted to take up this new position on HS2 Ltd’s Board as we work towards securing its full potential for the country.”