Eurostar International has appointed Clare Hollingsworth as chairman.
Clare will succeed Richard Brown who steps down at the end of June. Clare Hollingsworth joined the board of Eurostar as a non- executive director in 2010. She is also on the boards of Savills, the real estate advisor, Virgin Healthcare, Molnlycke AB, a Swedish medical technology company and Spire Healthcare.
Prior to her non-executive roles she was Chief Executive Officer of Spire Healthcare and its predecessor business, BUPA Hospitals. Before Spire Healthcare she was Managing Director, Caledonian Airways.
Richard Brown’s decision to step down follows his appointment earlier this year as chairman of the Department for Transport’s Franchise Advisory Panel. Brown is also a-non executive director of High Speed Two.
Says Richard, ‘It has been a great privilege to be at the heart of Eurostar’s growth and expansion over the last decade but the time is right for me to hand over the reins. Eurostar is now an internationally respected brand and I have every confidence that it will go from strength to strength in the future.
‘With her knowledge of the company and her experience of consumer-facing businesses, Clare is perfectly placed to lead the Board through the next phase of Eurostar’s development.’