Crossrail has announced that Network Rail project development director Simon Wright has been appointed to succeed Andy Mitchell as its programme director.
Wright, who was formerly Olympic Delivery Authority director of infrastructure and utilities, will take on the role this summer when Mitchell leaves to take up his new role as chief executive on Thames Tideway.
“Simon Wright is an outstanding candidate who successfully led the delivery and commissioning of the infrastructure for the London Olympic and Paralympic Games; Crossrail will benefit enormously from his knowledge and expertise,” said Crossrail chief executive Andrew Wolstenholme.
“The Crossrail programme is now over halfway to completion with the end of major civils in sight and a team fully engaged on delivering stations fit-out and the transition to an operational railway. Simon will lead the delivery team during this important second half as we move closer to realising this critically important project for London and the UK.”