Transport for the North has appointed Tim Wood as its Northern Powerhouse Rail Director, a position he has held on an interim basis.
Tim has a wealth of experience in leading infrastructure projects in both the public and private sectors in the UK and abroad.
In total he has spent 23 years in rail and has worked for the likes of Jarvis and Amey.
Transport for the North CEO Barry White said: “Over the last few months he has proven his capability and suitability to lead the Northern Powerhouse Rail team.
“Tim has demonstrated his passion for the role and for our wider vision of a thriving North of England where modern transport connections drive economic growth and support an excellent quality of life.”
Tim Wood added: “The last few months have been extremely busy for the organisation with the launch of our draft Strategic Transport Plan and consultation events taking place across the North.
“Northern Powerhouse Rail is at the heart of Transport for the North’s plans and is critical to rebalancing the UK economy. I look forward to leading the team as we embrace the challenge of progressing the programme in the year ahead.”
Northern Powerhouse Rail will be delivered over 30 years combining new, existing and already planned lines, including integration with HS2, to unlock the benefits of this national infrastructure project for the whole of the north.