Head of Innovation, HS2
Howard Mitchell is the Head of Innovation at HS2, his department is responsible for driving new ideas, technologies, techniques and practices across the programme. Innovation at HS2 manage a portfolio of high value projects, with the aim of creating significant value to the programme and a lasting innovation legacy for the UK. Prior to joining the programme, Howard was the Head of Innovation and Business Development at a major automotive technical centre in the UK, solving innovation challenges in transportation from a different angle. He has worked extensively in the Energy sector, as a founding member of a Corporate Venture Capital Fund for E.ON Se based in Germany, the US and UK.