Crossrail Chairman, Terry Morgan CBE, has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for 2016 with the award of a knighthood for services to UK infrastructure, skills and employment.
Sir Terry was appointed as Crossrail Chairman in 2009 and chairman of the new HS2 College Governing Body in 2015. Last year he was appointed by the Government to lead the development of a transport infrastructure skills strategy.
Earlier this year Sir Terry guided Her Majesty The Queen during a high-profile underground visit as part of an event in honour of Crossrail being named The Elizabeth Line when it begins to open in 2017.
The UK Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin MP, said: “I am delighted that Terry has been honoured for all the extraordinary work he has done in overseeing the delivery of the Crossrail project and developing the Government’s Transport infrastructure skills strategy.
“By placing engineering skills development at the heart of Crossrail he has shown that delivering huge infrastructure projects on time and on budget and investing in skills go hand in hand.
“As a former apprentice himself, Sir Terry has inspired a new generation of apprentices and encouraged more women and young people into this vital sector, whatever their background and aspirations. He has been both a leader to his peers across industry and a relentless champion for vocational skills. This honour is a well deserved recognition for many years of hard work.”
Sir Terry, widely regarded as a champion of skills training, is a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institution of Engineering and Technology, and the Institution of Civil Engineers. He is credited with playing a leading role in the establishment of the UK Tunnelling and Underground Construction Academy (TUCA), a Crossrail legacy project.