The Future of HS2 with Clive Maxwell, Director General, High Speed Rail Group, Department for Transport

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With the High Speed Rail (West Midlands to Crewe) Act gaining royal assent in February 2021, the next part of the HS2 railway network, known as Phase 2a, has been given the green light.

With the Government’s Levelling Up agenda in focus, increased connectivity aims to open-up new employment and leisure opportunities – crucial aspects in the post-COVID recovery. We are delighted to welcome Clive Maxwell, Director General, High Speed Rail Group at the Department for Transport for this Virtual Live Briefing.

Join us live to:

  • Learn about the latest updates on HS2 and what the future of this programme looks like
  • Understand the respective roles of central Government, High Speed 2 Limited, commercial contractors and other organisations in delivering the new railway
  • Gain the opportunity to put your questions to Clive in a live Q&A session


  • Clive Maxwell

    Director General, High Speed Rail Group

    Department for Transport

    Clive Maxwell was appointed Director General, High Speed Rail Group in the Department for Transport (DfT) on 20 November 2017. He has worked across government in a range of senior roles. He led work on changes to energy policy from 2014 to 2017, overseeing a number of major projects and policy reforms as a Director General in the Department of Energy and Climate Change and then in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. He held a number of senior roles at the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) from 2009 to 2014, including Chief Executive from 2012 to 2014. Prior to OFT, Clive worked for HM Treasury from 1992 to 2009, including responding to the financial crisis from 2007 to 2009 as Director, Financial Stability.


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