Keith Wallace has been appointed to be chairman of Crossrail International (CI), the Department for Transport body that provides strategic advice to client organisations across the world on developing and delivering complex rail schemes.
Appointed for a term of three years from 1 July 2021, Keith will oversee the continued growth of CI as a UK government-owned specialist rail advisory practice. Hesucceeds Sir Terry Morgan CBE, who has served as founding Chairman of CI since 2018.
Bringing over 20 years of leadership experience at board level to his new role, Keith has held senior positions in the public transport sector, including the Merseyrail (Serco/Abellio JV), Caledonian Sleeper, Govia Thameslink Railway and Greater Anglia franchises.
A chartered director and chartered engineer, Keith is currently a non-executive director of Dublin Bus. He has also worked on High Speed 2, Europe’s largest infrastructure project, and spent over seven years at URS/Scott Wilson (now part of AECOM), where he led the firm’s international rail business.
Announcing the appointment, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said: “I’d like to welcome and congratulate Keith, who joins Crossrail International at an exciting time as the company grows internationally and extends its work helping cities across the world to unlock the potential of world-class transport networks.
“I am grateful to Sir Terry Morgan for the excellent job he has done as founding chairman in establishing the company and proving that there is global demand for British insight and expertise in delivering complex megaprojects.”