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Ousted Crossrail and HS2 chair Sir Terry Morgan bags nuclear role

Hinkley point c

Sir Terry Morgan has been appointed chair of CGN UK’s advisory board, three months after leaving his posts as chairman at High Speed 2 and Crossrail.

Former government official Sir Brian Bender will join Morgan on CGN’s advisory board which will meet quarterly.

CGN is currently involved in four joint ventures with EDF including nuclear projects at Hinkley Point C, Sizewell C and Bradwell B.

Morgan left his roles at Crossrail and HS2 in December after growing speculation that he faced the axe.

In the months since he has played out a public spat with London mayor Sadiq Khan with both blaming the other for covering up Crossrail delays.

CGN UK chief executive Zheng Dongshan said: “Appointing an advisory board is an important step in the process of CGN investing in new energy projects in the UK.

“Having people of the calibre of Sir Terry and Sir Brian, and their future colleagues, as a sounding board will help us to ensure that we take even closer account of our stakeholders and are able to answer whatever questions they may raise.

And the advisory board will help us deliver a legacy of long term partnerships including with local communities, as well as skills and high value jobs.”

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Readers' comments (3)

  • On his past record, Sir Terry will advise on how to deliver projects late and over budget without letting anyone know? Incredible that anyone would employ him!

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  • Philip Alexander

    Don't you just love the British Old Boys club? It seems that if you've been to the right school and know the right people you can just move from one colossal failure to a plum job with no trouble. It's clear that if he was doing his job at Crossrail then he would have known that his project would be 2 years late at least 2 years before the due date of December 2018. So why didn't he inform his Client TfL and the Mayor then?

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  • Chelsea miner

    Philip Alexander - you'd do well to check your facts.
    Terry Morgan was born in 1948. His early education was at Croesycelliog Secondary Modern School. He studied for an HND at Newport and Monmouthshire College of Technology.

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