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Mark Thurston (CEO of HS2) Guest Speaker Event

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Mark Thurston, Chief Executive Officer of High Speed 2


We are pleased to invite you to a talk by Mark Thurston, Chief Executive Officer at HS2. This talk is open to Graduates, Students, Staff and Friends of UEL and will give you the opportunity to listen to and learn from an exciting and knowledgeable speaker as well as network with your peers and build your connections.

Date: Thursday 8th March
Location: Docklands Campus, Main Lecture Theatre (Library Building)
Time: 5:30pm registration for a 6pm start

The event is free of charge, but spaces are limited so reserve your seat today.

A light buffet and networking session will take place after the talk.

We hope you will be able to join us.

Guest Speaker Biography: Mark Thurston, Chief Executive Office, HS2

Mark joined HS2 as Chief Executive Officer in March 2017.

Previously, Mark was Managing Director for Europe at CH2M and was with the company from June 2008. Mark had P&L responsibility for a business with some 3500 employees that spanned the UK and continental Europe, operating in the Transportation, Water, Environment and Nuclear and Industrial Technologies sectors. With more than 25 years’ experience in project and programme management, Mark has worked in both the public and private sectors on some of the UK’s largest infrastructure projects.

During his time at CH2M Mark spent a significant amount of time in leadership roles on major programmes, including three years as Strategic Projects Director on Crossrail, leading the Programme Partner joint venture Transcend.

Prior to this Mark was Programme Delivery Manager on the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games, where he led the Power Lines Under Grounding project and the £500m Structures, Bridges and Highways programme on behalf of the CLM delivery partner consortium.

Mark started his career as a technician apprentice on the London Underground and trained as an electrical/electronics engineer. He has a Master’s Degree in Engineering Project Management from Loughborough University.

Mark is a Visiting Professor at the Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management at University College London and is an honorary Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Association for Project Management.

Thursday, 8 March 2018 18:00