21 Dec 2021
Chief Executive of HS2 Ltd, Visiting Professor and Loughborough alumnus awarded honorary degree
The Chief Executive of HS2 Ltd, Visiting Professor and Loughborough alumnus, Mark Thurston has been awarded an honorary degree by the University, which recognises his contribution to the rail industry.
With more than 25 years of experience in project and programme management, Mark Thurston has worked in both the public and private sectors on some of the UK’s largest infrastructure projects.
In February, he joined the University’s School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering as Visiting Professor of Complex Project and Programme Leadership, and has been instrumental in several research collaborations between Loughborough and HS2.
Speaking about his honorary degree, Professor Thurston said:
"I’m both humbled and delighted to receive this honorary degree. The research at Loughborough is at the forefront of the work in both the construction and rail sectors, and I look forward to maintaining my close connection with the University and supporting their activity in these areas."