Crossrail Ltd has provided an update on recent appointments to its Board.
The company, which is responsible for the delivery of the Elizabeth line – one of the most significant infrastructure projects in Europe – has confirmed the Crossrail Technical Director Chris Sexton was officially appointed to the Board at the start of April.
Chris has been part of the Crossrail family since 2010, whose responsibilities include engineering, integration, sustainability, quality and assurance.
This is not the only appointment made to the Board in this time; Crossrail Ltd also confirmed Andy Pitt will be the Department for Transport (DfT) nominated Non-Executive Director from 1 July 2018 up until the start of September 2019.
For the same duration, Transport for London (TfL) Board Members Anne McMeel and Dr Nelson Ogunshakin OBE will be on the Crossrail Board as TfL nominated Non-Executive Directors.
A wholly owned subsidiary of TfL and jointly sponsored by both the DfT and TfL, Crossrail Ltd has made huge progress in the delivery of the Elizabeth line. Testing has already commenced on the line underneath the streets of London, and the organisation have released images that highlight just how much progress has been made on the Elizabeth line.
It means London’s newest railway – 73 miles in length – will be ready to open to the public for the first time in December 2018.
As part of the new Board appointments, Pam Alexander OBE, Michael Cassidy CBE and Terry Hill CBE will all step down from their roles as Non-Executive Directors on 30 June 2018.
The Chairman of Crossrail, Sir Terry Morgan CBE, said: “These governance arrangements support the transition of the railway to TfL and the opening of the Elizabeth line. I would like to thank Pam Alexander, Michael Cassidy and Terry Hill for their dedicated service and contribution to the Crossrail project over many years.
“Construction of the Elizabeth line is now in its final stages. Later this year, the first completed infrastructure will be handed over to TfL, who will lead the trial operations phase.”