Rolls-Royce has named Simon Kirby, head of the UK’s new high-speed rail network project, as its COO, a newly created position for the UK-based engine manufacturer. Kirby will join Rolls “in the coming months” and report directly to Rolls CEO Warren East, the company announced. Kirby is the CEO of HS2, the company responsible for the planning and building of High Speed 2, which Rolls noted is Europe’s largest infrastructure project. East said Kirby’s ...

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