Skanska technical director appointed to High Speed Rail board

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Susan Ryall, High Speed Rail

Susan Ryall, Skanska‘s technical director will support the industry body in promoting the role high speed rail plays in the government’s levelling up agenda

High Speed Rail Group (HSRG) represents companies with relevant experience and an interest in high speed rail, including Skanska, and is focused on supporting the successful delivery of a ‘world-class high speed rail network‘ in Britain.

Ryall will support HSRG in delivering its key priorities in the year ahead, including communicating the transformative impact high speed rail will have on our country, by providing increased connectivity and capacity, and facilitating the modal shift that is essential to achieving Britain’s net-zero goals.

Ryall is joining the Group’s Board during an important period in the development of the UK’s high speed rail network, with HS2 proceeding apace and the Integrated Rail Plan for the Midlands and North expected soon.

Having spent over 30 years delivering complex infrastructure projects, largely in the rail sector, Ryall has a passion for Britain’s investment in a world-class high speed rail network.

Supporting net-zero carbon by 2050

Susan Ryall said: “It’s such an exciting time to join the HSRG Board, and personally a much-valued opportunity for me to use my background in engineering and project delivery, coupled with my experience as a business leader, to advocate high speed rail in the UK.

“With the government’s commitment to HS2, especially with Phase 2a gaining Royal Assent extending the line to the North, and the imminent publishing of the Integrated Rail Plan, the sector has a fantastic opportunity to really get behind the net-zero carbon by 2050 agenda, attract a more diverse talent pool and boost job creation throughout the UK.”

Ryall successfully led the Skanska Costain STRABAG joint venture bid for the HS2 Main Works civils contract worth c.£3.3bn.

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