- The new boss of HS2 was also former chief executive of the UK's Olympic Delivery Authority
- Sir David takes over as chairman from Doug Oakervee who announced he will be standing down at the end of the year
- Sir David Higgins will get an annual salary of £591,000
Network Rail chief executive Sir David Higgins is to take over next year as chairman of HS2. He says the project can be cheaper if it's built quicker.