Stephenson Harwood partner Suzanne Tarplee has been seconded to High Speed two (HS2) Limited to act as interim General Counsel and Company Secretary.
HS2 Ltd is the company responsible for the estimated £50 billion project to develop and promote the UK's new high speed rail network, which will run from London to Birmingham and then link to Manchester and Leeds.
Suzanne’s role will include managing an in-house legal team and external law firms as the project moves into its procurement and implementation phase. This highly prestigious appointment is testament to Suzanne's and the firm's experience and expertise in rail.
Suzanne commented: "I am very pleased to work with HS2 at this exciting time. The project is a crucial one both for the rail sector and the UK's wider transport network. This will be an exciting few months."
The secondment began on Monday 2 March.