Written statement to Parliament

Appointment of the new Chairman of HS2 Ltd

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Sir David Higgins will be taking over the role of Chair of HS2 as of January 2014.

The Rt Hon Sir Patrick McLoughlin MP

I am announcing the appointment of Sir David Higgins as Chair of HS2 Ltd. Sir David will be taking over the role from the current Chair, Sir Doug Oakervee, as of January next year (2014).

A revised HS2 Ltd framework document which sets out the governance and sponsorship arrangements between the Department for Transport and HS2 Ltd has been published. Copies of the document will be placed in the libraries of both Houses. Any future revision to the document will also be placed in the libraries of both Houses.

The document is available on the HS2 Ltd website.

Published 10 October 2013