Crossrail and HS2 chairman Morgan steps down

Sir Terry Morgan has resigned as HS2 chair, less than six months after being appointed to the role, and will also leave Crossrail.

Sir Terry had fuelled rumours in recent days that he could be sacked from both positions, following the announcement that Crossrail would be almost a year late starting its services.

However, the infrastructure veteran has chosen to resign from both positions, with his resignations accepted by both Transport Secretary Chris Grayling and, for Crossrail, London Mayor Sadiq Khan.

Sir Terry had been chairman of Crossrail for almost a decade and as yet no

“Sir Terry has been an integral part of Crossrail for almost a decade and I would like to thank him for his dedication and the expertise he brought to the role,” said Grayling. No successor for that position has been found, with an announcement to be made “in due course”.

Grayling added: “I am also grateful to him for his work as chair of HS2 Ltd.”

Allan Cook, former chair of WS Atkins and former co-chair of the Defence Growth Partnership, has been appointed to take over the helm at HS2.

“It is a privilege to be asked to take on this crucial role on UK’s biggest infrastructure project,” he said.