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Crossrail Board appointments

By Peter MacLennan

Crossrail Limited today provided an update on appointments to the Crossrail Board.

Mathew Duncan has joined Crossrail as Finance Director; he became a member of the Crossrail Board on 9 October 2015 following David Allen’s decision to leave Crossrail to take up a role in the private sector.

Pam Alexander OBE has been appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director for a two-year term from 1 December 2015.

Current Non-Executive Director Michael Cassidy CBE has been re-appointed to the Crossrail Board for a further two-year term until August 2017.

Jayne McGivern stepped-down from the Board on 30 September 2015.

When Crossrail opens in 2018, it will increase central London's rail-based transport network capacity by 10 per cent and dramatically cut journey times across the city, bringing an extra 1.5m people to within 45 minutes of central London.


For further information contact the Crossrail Press Office on 020 3229 9552 or email [email protected]

Notes to Editors

Mathew Duncan

Mathew Duncan is Crossrail’s Finance Director and was most recently the interim CEO and former Finance Director at Balfour Beatty Support Services, where he was responsible for key business sectors such as UK rail and utility operations, as well as a workforce of 8,500 people. He joined Balfour Beatty in 2000 as Finance Director of the Utility Solutions business, having previously held a number of senior finance roles in various industries. Mathew is responsible for Crossrail’s Finance, Land & Property and IT functions.

Pam Alexander OBE

Pam Alexander has held a range of leadership roles in the public, private and charitable sectors. Pam is currently Chair of Design Council Cabe and Chair of the Covent Garden Market Authority, leading a major redevelopment at Nine Elms.

Pam was Chief Executive of the South East England Development Agency (SEEDA) from 2004 to 2011, where she led large development and regeneration projects. Previously she was Chief Executive of English Heritage, deputy Chief Executive of the Housing Corporation and a senior civil servant in the Department of the Environment. From 2004 to 2009 she chaired the Peabody Trust.

She sits on various London-wide Advisory Boards including the Mayor of London’s Design Advisory Group; New London Architecture’s Sounding Board and London Open Workspaces Group. Pam also holds non-executive positions at Crest Nicholson plc, a major house builder, the Academy of Urbanism and is a Trustee of the Design Council and of Brighton Dome and Festival Limited.

Michael Cassidy CBE

Michael Cassidy has been a practising lawyer in the City of London for 40 years, dealing mainly with investment matters for a large UK Pension Fund. He is Chairman of Askonas Holt Ltd, a leading artist management company in the classical music business, and Chairman of Ebbsfleet Urban Development Corporation.

He has been Leader of the Corporation of London, Planning Chairman, and Chairman of the City Corporation’s Property Investment Board.  He was also Chairman of the Barbican Arts Centre and the Museum of London and non-executive director of UBS Ltd.  He was awarded a CBE for services to the City in 2004.

Crossrail Board Membership

Membership of the Crossrail Board from 1 December 2015 is as follows:

  • Terry Morgan CBE, Chairman
  • Andrew Wolstenholme OBE, Chief Executive
  • Simon Wright OBE, Programme Director
  • Mathew Duncan, Finance Director
  • Pam Alexander OBE
  • Michael Cassidy CBE
  • Phil Gaffney
  • Terry Hill CBE
  • Robert Jennings CBE (Department for Transport nominee)
  • Daniel Moylan (Transport for London nominee)