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Tom Kelly


Tom Kelly was appointed strategic director for stakeholder engagement at HS2 Ltd in 2018. He has been with the company since 2013 and was previously strategic communications adviser, reporting to the Chairman.

Before joining HS2 Ltd he was Network Rail’s corporate communications director until the end of March 2014. He spent 16 years with the BBC working in Belfast and London, and nearly a decade in government, first as director of communications at the Northern Ireland Office, and then from 2001 to 2007, as the Prime Minister’s official spokesperson. Following Downing Street, Mr Kelly moved to BAA then the FSA, before Network Rail.


Strategic Director for Stakeholder Engagement

The Strategic Director for Stakeholder Engagement will strategically lead, and be accountable for, the communications and engagement function providing professional advice, expertise and leadership on all aspects of communication, staff and stakeholder engagement, maximising opportunities to promote HS2 Ltd, building and protecting its brand and reputation.