Lord Adonis joins board of HS2 project
Former Labour transport secretary hired as non-executive director in a move that formalises his unofficial role as a high-speed rail champion
Lord Adonis, one of the original architects of Britain’s next-generation high-speed rail plans, is to join the board of the £50bn HS2 project.
Adonis has been appointed as a non-executive director of HS2 Ltd and will dedicate two days a month to the role. The former Labour transport secretary will sit on the board for three years, by which time the scheme’s backers expect work to be under way on the first phase of HS2, linking London and Birmingham. They also hope it will have gained royal assent for extending the network to Manchester and Leeds.
Source: Guardian Transport