Monday 06 October 2014

HS1 Environment Manager Rachel Starling Receives MBE

On Thursday 2nd October, HS1’s Environment Manger, Rachel Starling, received an MBE for services to the rail industry from HRH the Duke of Cambridge, during an investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle.

Nicola Shaw, Chief Executive of HS1 Ltd said: “Rachel has been a central member of the team here at HS1 and was instrumental in bringing the vision of high-speed rail in the UK into reality.  The environmental measures that she has overseen have helped to ensure that in building such a significant piece of infrastructure, we have kept to a minimum our impact on the environment and in a number of cases, are contributing to increased bio-diversity along the line. I am delighted that after 20 years of service, Rachel has been justly recognised for all of her hard work”.

Rachel Starling said: “It was a real privilege to receive this honour and I have greatly enjoyed working on the development of high-speed rail in the UK. It is particularly pleasing that the work around the environment has been recognised and I certainly couldn't have done it without a great team around me”.

Rachel’s MBE was announced as part of the Queen's Birthday Honours in June.

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