Nicola Shaw CBE

Executive Director, UK

Appointed: 1 July 2016

Tenure: 1 year

Career and experience: Nicola has served in senior management roles, as Chief Executive Officer of HS1 and Managing Director of UK Business Division at FirstGroup plc. She was also an independent Non-executive Director of Ellevio AB and Aer Lingus Group plc. Nicola’s career, both in the UK and overseas, has included roles at the Strategic Rail Authority, Office of the Rail Regulator, Bechtel Ltd, Halcrow Fox, the World Bank and London Transport.

Skills and competencies: Nicola has a broad range of experience and strong track-record working with the UK Government, the European Commission and Parliament and industry regulators, as well as leading large regulated businesses. This enables her to draw on her diverse experience and knowledge to assist the Board and, in particular, the Executive Committee.

External appointments: Non-executive Director of International Consolidated Airlines Group, S.A., Director of Major Projects Association and member of the Audit Committee of English Heritage.