Non Executive Director

Recruiter
Department For Transport
Location
Birmingham
Posted
15 Sep 2017
Closes
19 Sep 2017
Sector
General
Contract Type
Full Time

Join HS2 Ltd as a Non-Executive Director

The Department for Transport (DfT) is recruiting 2 Non-Executive Director to join the Board of HS2 Ltd.

HS2 Ltd is responsible for developing and promoting the UK’s new high speed rail network. The network will be delivered in two phases: Phase One between London and the West Midlands and Phase Two between the West Midlands, Crewe, Manchester and Leeds.

HS2 will help to consolidate Britain’s position as a leading, forward-looking economy. It will be a catalyst that will generate new business opportunities, open up capacity on our crowded railways and play a major role in building on Britain’s proud engineering and design legacy.

Sir David Higgins, Chairman HS2 Ltd said:

“Infrastructure and connectivity are the essential enablers of growth and productivity, of jobs and of prosperity in what is now a global economy.

“The problems on our rail network are twofold. Firstly, an overheated network is under increasing and competing demand. Space for passenger services and rail freight will be completely used up if we do not take action. Secondly, our networks are overwhelmingly London-centric. Our cities must be connected with each other as well as with London; not just north to south, but east to west. The lack of connections between cities is hampering their prosperity.

“I look forward to the prospect of welcoming you to the Board of HS2 Ltd.

Apply today

It’s a 3 to 5 year appointment with the possibility of re-appointment. Board meeting are held in HS2 Ltd’s office, 1 Canada Square.

This is an exciting opportunity to play a key part in the future success of what will be the largest infrastructure project in Europe, and to set new standards in everything we do. If you have the knowledge and passion to deliver in this role, please apply today:

https://publicappointments.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/appointment/non-executive-directors-high-speed-two-ltd/