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HS2 appoints three new non-executive directors

HS2 has announced that Christine Emmett, Neil Masom and Baroness Jo Valentine have been appointed by transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin as non-executive directors.

Ms Emmett is currently a Gateway Reviewer on high risk projects and has reviewed high profile projects in the health and transport sectors for the UK government, Welsh Assembly and Scottish Executive.

Baroness Valentine is currently the chief executive of London First, having joined the organisation in 1997, and is a Construction News columnist. She became a crossbench peer in October 2005, and she sits on the House of Lords Committee which provides pre-legislative scrutiny of European infrastructure proposals.

Neil Masom has held high level positions within the civil aviation and defence sectors with BAE Systems, specialising in customer services, supply chain and information management.

For the past five years he has held non-executive board director and audit committee chair roles within the IT Industry and also within government at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, the Information Commissioner’s Office and within the NHS.

HS2 Ltd Chairman David Higgins said: “Delivering HS2 will be as complex as it will be significant for the country. We therefore need board members who understand the technical, financial and community issues that will confront us.

“Jo, Christine and Neil, working with the existing members of the board, will bring the cumulative experience we need for the massive task we face.”

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