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Doug Oakervee to become Crossrail non-exec chairman

Crossrail’s executive chairman Douglas Oakervee OBE is to take up the new post of non-executive chairman this week.

Mr Oakervee will take up his new role on Wednesday 1 April. This follows the announcement in February that Rob Holden CBE, the current chief executive of London and Continental Railways, will become Crossrail’s new chief executive.

Mr Oakervee will remain in this post until Terry Morgan CBE, the current chief executive of Tube Lines, takes over as Crossrail chairman later in the year.

London’s transport commissioner Peter Hendy said: “Doug Oakervee has made a huge contribution to date to the Crossrail project. Under Doug’s leadership over the past three-and-a-half years, Crossrail obtained its £15.9 billion funding package, gained parliamentary approval, and laid the foundations for the critical construction and delivery phase of this vitally important transport project.”

Mr Oakervee said: “It has been a great privilege to lead the Crossrail project through the approval stages over the past few years, and to change the company from a planning organisation to one focused on delivery of this vital railway.

“I am delighted that Rob Holden will be at the helm as Crossrail moves into the critical construction and delivery phase of the project, and look forward to working with him and the executive team.”