Terry Morgan, Chief Executive of tube maintenance contractor Tube Lines has been appointed non-executive chairman of Crossrail. Morgan will replace Doug Oakervee at Crossrail in November 2009 and remains with Tube Lines until then.
Morgan has spent seven years at the PPP contractor and was previously Group Managing Director (Operations) at BAE Systems.
Thanking Morgan for his achievements, David Begg, Tube Lines Chairman said: “although Terry will remain with the company until he joins Crossrail in November 2009, I will be starting the search for a successor who can lead Tube Lines through the Periodic Review and into the Second Review Period.”
Last week Mayor of London Boris Johnson announced that Oakervee would be heading up a feasibility study into the construction of a new airport in the Thames estuary.
Oakervee is reported to be working alongside Morgan on the appointment of a new chief executive which is expected to happen to next spring.
Morgan’s appointment was announced last Friday by Johnson and Rail Minister Lord Adonis. Adonis said he was “delighted that we’ve been able to secure the services and experience of Terry Morgan who has vast experience of running and delivering major transport engineering projects in London.”
Speaking last Friday Johnson paid tribute to the “pivotal role” Oakervee has played “in getting Crossrail to where it is today.”