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Neil Hayward


Neil has a proven track record as a Board Level Executive and human resources (HR) professional across multiple sectors, both public and private, as well as internationally.

Before joining High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd, Neil was working as an independent management consultant. His most recent corporate role was at Post Office Ltd where, as Group People Director, he was part of the team that restored this business to profit, after several years of significant losses.

Neil had previously held senior level HR positions at BT plc, the Ministry of Justice, Standard Chartered Bank, and Serco Group plc amongst others.


Human Resources Director

The Human Resources Director is accountable for defining and implementing the High Speed Two (HS2) People Strategy. They ensure that HS2’s operating model, and supplier and other stakeholder relationships, provide the agile, performance driven, and effective organisation needed to achieve the challenging targets and timelines of the programme