On 1 January 2014, David Higgins was appointed Non-Executive Chair of High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd. He also holds the position of Chairman at Gatwick Airport Limited, a post which he took up in January 2017.
In September 2014, he was appointed a non-Executive Director at Australia’s largest bank, the Commonwealth Bank.
On 1 April 2010, he was appointed a Non-Executive Director of Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd. On 28 September 2010, he was appointed Chief Executive of Network Rail Infrastructure Limited with effect from 1 February 2011.
David was appointed Chief Executive Designate of the Olympic Delivery Authority in December 2005 & appointed Chief Executive with effect from 30 March 2006. Prior to December 2005, he was Chief Executive of English Partnerships, the Government’s national regeneration agency, for 3 years.
David graduated in Civil Engineering from the University of Sydney & holds a Diploma from the Securities Institute of Australia. Following graduation, he spent time working in the UK & Africa, returning to Australia in 1981 & joined the Lend Lease Group, an international property & construction company, in 1985. In 1995, he was appointed Managing Director & Group Chief Executive of the Group.