Board meetings will be held in Birmingham
£950 per day for an average commitment of 2 days per month
HS2 is one of the most demanding and exciting transport projects in Europe. The new HS2 high speed line will provide fast, frequent and reliable connections between 8 out of Britain’s 10 largest cities and their regions: Birmingham, London, Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, Sheffield, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
By helping to bridge the north-south divide it will build a country that works together. The new railway will free up space on congested rail lines relieving overcrowding and improving reliability for millions of people using Britain’s railways.
It will help deliver a more productive economy, better able to compete on the global stage. By making it faster and easier to travel for work and leisure, HS2 will increase trade, boost tourism and regenerate towns and cities. Hundreds and thousands of jobs will be supported by Local Authorities’ development plans to capitalise on HS2.
At a pivotal point in its development, HS2 is transitioning from an advisory and project planning organisation to becoming a delivery body that will build and ultimately operate the railway. The Secretary of State for Transport is now seeking three Non-Executive Directors to join the board of HS2 Ltd with a real opportunity to shape the direction of this critical and highly visible project.
As Non-Executive Director, you will champion the HS2 vision and objectives, challenging Board decisions where appropriate to maintain the aspired strategic direction and culture of the organisation whilst holding the leadership team to account for effective and efficient delivery against the agreed strategy and business plan. This will include offering alternative perspectives to the sector norm, with the ability to consider strategic, complex and often sensitive issues from an informed and balanced perspective. You will need recent and relevant Executive Board or Non-Executive Director experience with the tenacity and interpersonal skills to operate in a high profile organisation tasked with delivering against demanding objectives.
Your specialist skills and experience will include at least one of the following:
- Experience of large and complex railway operations and interoperability between different systems.
- Experience of property and regeneration of varying scale, delivered in partnership with multiple stakeholders and through a range of different – and innovative – funding and financing mechanisms.
- Experience of strategic planning and organisational development.
HS2 is committed to being open and inclusive to all sections of society and we welcome applications from any gender, ethnicity or any other diverse background.
For full details on the role, please visit www.odgers.com/69325
Closing date: 1st November 2018
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