“Britain’s Transport infrastructure: High Speed Two”, published in January 2009, said that High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd. would draw on resources from Network Rail and the Department for Transport. The process for recruitment of these resources is a matter for the HS2 company.
High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd. was set up to carry out detailed work on the feasibility of a new high speed line and to report to Government by the end of the year. Sir David Rowlands was appointed as the interim chairman in order to take forward this work without delay. Sir David has unique experience in the field of high-speed rail and is highly qualified for the role. An open competition will take place to appoint a permanent chairman in due course.