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07.05.15

Crossrail chief engineer joins HS2

Crossrail chief engineer Chris Dulake has taken a job with HS2, completing the project’s new construction executive team.

Dulake, who at Crossrail led the implementation of underground and portal design and construction, will be the programme director for engineering for the phase 1 infrastructure executive.

His appointment completes the senior team for phase 1, which already includes:

  • Jim Crawford – Managing Director (also on the HS2 Ltd Exec)
  • Rob Carr – Programme Director, South
  • Mike Hickson – Programme Director, Central
  • Mike Lyons – Programme Director, North
  • John Bettles – Programme Director, Railway systems
  • Steve Hudson – Programme Director, Commercial and Development
  • Steve Fink – Programme Director, Health and Safety
  • Sabina Nizamuddin – Phase 1 Business Manager

At Crossrail, Dulake also played a key role in establishing the Tunnelling and Underground Construction Academy, contract procurement strategy, and establishing early essential project controls.

He previously held director positions within Arup and AECOM leading underground construction business streams.

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