Sir David Higgins FREng
Non-Executive Chair, High Speed Two (HS2)

Sir David Higgins was knighted in 2011 for services to regeneration. An outstanding engineering leader for 30 years, he is distinguished for his leadership of major organisations concerned with construction of infrastructure. Since 1995, he has been chief executive at four different large organisations: Lend Lease, English Partnerships, the Olympic Delivery Authority and Network Rail. In each, he was responsible for projects of national importance in which he demonstrated commercial and technical innovation – delivering the 2012 Olympic Games a year ahead of schedule, reforming Network Rail, and now leading planning and delivery of HS2.