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HS2 recruits programme director from EC Harris

HS2 has announced the appointment of Alistair Kirk as its programme and strategy director.

He will join HS2 in September and will be responsible for the integration, planning and control of the overall HS2 programme.

Alistair joins from EC Harris, part of Arcadis, where he led its Middle East infrastructure business and worked on a multi modal transportation system in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Simon Kirby, HS2 CEO, said: ” 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.”

Kirk said: ” 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.”

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