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Aileen Thompson


Ailleen joined HS2 in August 2019 as Strategic Director of Stakeholder Engagement and Communications, replacing Tom Kelly, who has been instrumental in shaping the strategic narrative for Hs2 over the past five years.

Aileen is an award-winning communications director with a career spanning both the public and private sectors. She brings with her a wealth of experience, having held directorships at the Government’s innovation Agency, Innovate UK, and, more recently, as Executive Director of Communications at the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry. She has also led communications functions for Vodafone and Kellogg’s.


Strategic Director of Stakeholder Engagement and Communications