UK: Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps has appointed Keith Wallace as Chairman of Crossrail International, a Department for Transport body that provides organisations across the world with strategic advice on developing and delivering complex rail schemes.

Keith Wallace Crossrail International

He succeeds Sir Terry Morgan, who has served as founding Chairman of CI since 2018.

Wallace has held senior positions in the public transport sector including at Merseyrail, Caledonian Sleeper, Govia Thameslink Railway and Greater Anglia. He has been appointed CI Chairman for a term of three years from July 1, with responsibility for overseeing the growth of the business as a government-owned specialist rail advisory practice.

CI has worked on projects in cities including Auckland, Hong Kong Sydney, Tel Aviv and Toronto. Shapps said this showed that there was ‘global demand for British insight and expertise in delivering complex megaprojects’, and Wallace would be joining CI 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’.