Richard joined High Speed Two (HS2) as Chief Operating Officer on the 24 September 2018. Richard has over 20 years of experience in the heavy industry and civil infrastructure sectors.
Previously, Richard worked for AECOM where he was Chief Executive, Civil Infrastructure, Europe, Middle East, India and Africa. At AECOM, Richard led the growth of the Civil Infrastructure business, first as Managing Director and then Chief Executive, leading 8,000 people across four regions and a range of infrastructure projects. Before joining AECOM Richard held leadership roles at BAA Heathrow and Anglo American Plc, and worked for ICI plc.
Richard holds a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Nottingham, and an MBA from HEC Paris & NYU Stern School of Business, graduating Dean’s List. Richard qualified as a chartered chemical engineer, holds CEng and Eur Eng, and is a Sainsbury Management Fellow. Richard is also an Executive Director of the HS2 Ltd board.
Chief Operating Officer
The Chief Operating Officer, is responsible for leading HS2 Ltd’s enabling services, including: Commercial Development, IT Services, Land & Property, and Procurement & Supply Chain.