HS2 boss quits before key decision on high-speed rail project
Simon Kirby announces departure as transport secretary is due to decide on phase two of controversial network
The boss of HS2, the company behind the UK’s planned £55bn high-speed rail network, has announced he is leaving just weeks before the transport secretary is expected to make a key decision on the controversial project’s future.
Simon Kirby, who reportedly earns £750,000 a year as chief executive at Europe’s largest infrastructure project, is to become chief operating officer at the engineering firm Rolls-Royce.
Source: Guardian Transport