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Articles: Issue Issue 18 3 Feb 2011

6. David Higgins

Chief Executive (designate), Network Rail

Why is he on the list?

Network Rail owns and operates Britain's rail infrastructure. It employs 35,000 people across 850 sites and handles annual revenues of £6.1bn.

What kind of year has he had?

In September, Higgins was appointed as Network Rail’s new chief executive and successor to Iain Coucher, who stepped down in October. Higgins was previously chief executive of the Olympic Delivery Authority, where he has been for five years. He left the Olympic Park on time, within budget...

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