Structure of Crossrail organisation spurs chief executive into quitting

Crossrail chief executive Rob Holden was frustrated with the governance structure of the organisation before he decided to leave last week.

Sources close to the £14.5bn rail project said Holden’s plan to streamline the structure of the body had suffered interference.

Crossrail reports in to TFL, the Department for Transport, and the Treasury.

One source said: “He got frustrated at not being able to execute in the manner he was able to at High Speed 1, so thought he’d get out now.”

Crossrail chair Terry Morgan said: “There are no negative reasons for his departure.

“This project always had complications attached, but he not only knew what he was taking on, but was very good at it.”