Network Rail has announced the appointment of Chris Montgomery as project director of the New Street Gateway project.
Montgomery will join Network Rail following a 20 year career with Balfour Beatty, most recently as managing director of Birse Rail. He will take responsibility for the day-to-day delivery of one of the country’s highest profile projects.
Robin Gisby, Network Rail’s director for operations and customer services said: “The transformation of New Street is a top priority for Network Rail. As we enter the construction phase for the project, it is vital we have the right team in place for the job.
“Chris has a huge amount of experience delivering major projects on the railway and will be a great addition to our team.”
Montgomery said: “This is one of the biggest jobs in the business and I’m excited to be joining Network Rail to oversee the re-construction of New Street station. Together we will give Birmingham the station it deserves.”
Montgomery starts his new position today.