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Michael Bradley


Michael Bradley CB joined High Speed Two (HS2) as Chief Financial Officer in November 2018 and brings with him more than 25 years’ experience operating at Board level supporting businesses in both the public and private sectors, where he has led Finance, IT and Business wide Transformation in large complex organisations.

Previously, Michael sat on the Board of Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S), an arms-length body of the Ministry of Defence, where he was CFO & Director General Resources from 2012, and more recently acting CEO, responsible for a multi-billion pound organisation of over 11,000 staff.

Prior to this Michael had a successful 7 year stint with leading UK infrastructure maintainer Enterprise, where he led and developed the Finance function through a period of significant acquisition and organic growth within the business.

Michael also spent 9 years with French listed multinational Alstom in their Rail Transport business, latterly as Finance Director for the Group’s Traction business.

Michael graduated from UCLAN with an honours degree in Business Studies in 1985, qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant in 1987 and spent much of his early career supporting manufacturing businesses.

A proud Lancastrian and committed Burnley fan, Michael is married to a primary school head teacher and has three grown up sons. Outside of work, cricket is his major passion, having recently retired from Lancashire league cricket, where he spent 29 years behind the stumps for his local club Nelson, playing with and against some of the world’s leading cricketers.

Michael was appointed Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in the 2017 New Year Honours.


Chief Financial Officer

The CFO leads Finance, Corporate Sponsorship and the Programme Management Office.