INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE | The HS1 journey of sustainable innovation

05 Sep 2023Transport
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INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE | The HS1 journey of sustainable innovation

INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE | The HS1 journey of sustainable innovation

05 Sep 2023Transport
About the speaker
  • Richard Thorpe
    Richard Thorpe
    Director of Engineering & Sustainability at HS1 Ltd
    Richard is an experienced railway engineer with nearing 30 years of experience in delivering maintenance, engineering, and asset management on high-speed and conventional railways. He currently provides technical direction on the UK’s only high-speed railway, providing client leadership to the HS1 supply chain, embracing technology and innovation to improve productivity and ensuring that HS1 Ltd continues to deliver a world class asset for HS1’s customers and stakeholders. Sustainability is a passion and has become an integral part of the HS1 business. Richard led the development of the HS1 Sustainability Strategy and the implementation of the plans for HS1 to play its part across all aspects of environmental and social sustainability. Richard is a Signalling Engineer by training and started his career as a signalling maintenance technician with Eurotunnel and has carried out many roles within the railway before becoming Director of Engineering and Sustainability for HS1 Ltd.

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