Lorna joined HS2 in April 2017 as the Director of Phase Two Sponsorship and is responsible for the sponsorship and policy advice across Phase 2a and Phase 2b. She leads the interfaces with DfT Sponsors and Senior Stakeholder relationships, to ensure the delivery and safeguarding of the business cases and the optimisation and protection of their benefits.
An Architect by profession, Lorna has over 20 years’ experience in both the public and private sector and has sat at all sides of the table in major infrastructure schemes. Lorna joins HS2 from a specialist transformation consultancy where she was leader of the transport sector, most recently leading engagements with Manchester, Birmingham and Heathrow Airports. Previous to that role she was the Short-Haul Programmes Director for British Airways and also spent six years at Ernst & Young, where she led engagements on some of the largest and most complex programmes across the UK, including the London Olympics, Glasgow Commonwealth Games and Nuclear Decommissioning.