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Emma Head


Emma joined High Speed Two (HS2) Limited as a member of the executive team in August 2015. Her previous role was as Director of Safety Strategy at Network Rail, where she achieved sustainable changes in workforce, passenger and public safety performance.

Emma has worked in the UK railway industry since 1999, gaining a wealth of experience from client and contractor perspectives. She has contributed to major railway engineering schemes, including the West Coast route modernisation and London’s Crossrail project. She is a chartered safety professional, and her role is crucial in helping others to achieve safe working.


Safety and Assurance Director

The Safety and Assurance Director leads on the vision and direction for health, safety and security at High Speed Two (HS2) Limited. The health, safety and security of the workforce in construction and operation, and the safety of passengers and lineside neighbours, is their first and on-going consideration. They will provide the integrated management approach and risk controls for HSSE across the HS2 Ltd organisation and its operations.